The work of Hicham Berrada unites intuition and knowledge, science and poetry. In his work, he explores the scientific protocols which closely imitate different natural processes and/or climatic conditions. “I am trying to master the phenomena that I bring into play just as a painter masters his colours and his brushes. I use my brushes and colours as the warm, the cold, the magnetism and the light”.
Born in 1986 in Casablanca, Morocco, Hicham Berrada lives and works in Paris and Roubaix, France. His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions at: the Louvre-Lens; the Hayward Gallery, London; the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw (USA); the Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection in Venice, Italy; the Zadkine Museum, Paris, France; the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Maubuisson Abbey; in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles; the Mac Val, Vitry-sur-Seine; the macLyon; the Fresnoy–Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing; the ZKM, Karlsruhe (Germany); the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt- am-Main; the ICAS–Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Banco de la República, Bogota. He took part in several biennials: Yokohama Triennale, Taipei Biennale, Riga Biennale, the Lyon Biennale; the BIM–Biennale of Moving Image, Geneva and the Yinchuan Biennale (China). The artist has also presented several performances at: the Villa Medici and the Maxxi in Rome; the Abattoirs, Toulouse; the Mac Val; as well as during the Nuits Blanches in Paris, Brussels and Melbourne. He was in residence at the Villa Medici in Rome, and at the Pinault Collection in Lens. Hicham Berrada is nominated for the 2020 Marcel Duchamp Prize.