Hamza Halloubi

Hamza Halloubi’s poetic video works manoeuvre between documentary and fiction. Guided by the artist’s voice, all of his works maintain a philosophical aspect that refers both to theoretical knowledge and to personal memories. In his films, Halloubi creates a stories which are situated between personal history and collective memory, as he tries to create a parallel narrative with a poetic and imaginative approach to it.

Hamza Halloubi (1982, Morocco) studied at the HISK Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium between 2012-14, after receiving his Master in Visual Arts at ENSAV la Cambre, Brussels (2004-2010). This year, he completed his residency at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (2015/2016).

Hamza Halloubi has had solo shows at KIOSK, Gent, Belgium (2014), La CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels, Belgium (2014) , c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e, Brussels, Belgium (2014), Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden (2014), BOZAR Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2013), Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2012), Monty ABN, Antwerp, Belgium (2011). Hamza Halloubi participated at the Marrakech Biannale, Morocco (2014), Nass Belgica, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium (2014), Portrait of the Artist, Works and References, curated by Katerina Gregos, HISK, Gent, Belgium (2013), Watou Kunstenfestival (2012), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2012).Recent shows include a solo exhibition at  Museum De Pont, Tilburg, NL (2015) and participation at the 5rd Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • Apparitions à Soco Chico, 2013, single-channel video installation, 6:15 minutes, color, sound

  • Golshifteh Farahani will not appear in this film, 2014, With Nahal Tajadod (work in progress), single-channel video installation, 16 minutes,color and black and white, sound

  • Letter from Tangier, 2014, Single-channel video installation, 13 min.