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The multi-layered practice of French-Algerian artist, Neïl Beloufa occupies the space between various dichotomies. Reality and fiction, cause and effect, presence and absence are the polarities between which the artist’s work begins to take form. Developing his reflection on these by combining various media, including sculpture, video and painting into single installations, Beloufa masterly manages to deconstruct our contemporary systems of belief by moving between the real and the imaginative.

Situating himself between these polarities, Beloufa’s practice is deeply reflective. Examining established structures of power, incidentally, those within the “creative economy”, whilst dwelling on the authority that is afforded by artists in today’s society, Beloufa eliminates his dominant role by awarding agency to actors or materials, informing one another and coexisting in installations as though they are actors and props on a set.

Rejecting the alias of sculptor, or any alignment to a particular set of practices or creative processes, Beloufa works primarily as an editor, constructing scenarios to facilitate intersections between different meanings that viewers might build independently.

Neïl Beloufa (1985, Paris) lives and works in Paris.

The artist’s solo exhibitions include The Enemy of my Enemy, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); Global Agree­ment, Schirn Künsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt (2018); Neïl Beloufa, The Pejman Foundation, Teheran (2017); Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa, MoMA PS1, New York (2016); Counting On People, ICA, London (2014); Production Value, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013).

His works have also been presented in institutional collective exhibitions such as 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2019); Bridging the Gap, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing (2018); Yellow Creature, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (2017); AVATAR AND ATAVISM, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf (2015); La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2013); The Unicorn, Cleveland Museum of Art (2013); 55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace, Veneza (2013); Wiener Secession 11th Baltic Triennale, CAC, Vilnius (2012).



Le Fresnoy‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬Studio National d’Art contemporain‭, ‬France
Jury honors‭, ‬Ensba‭, ‬Beaux-Arts de Paris‭ (‬National superior school of Fine Arts‭), ‬France
Jury honors‭, ‬Ensad‭, ‬Arts Décoratifs de Paris‭ (‬National superior school of Art and Design‭), ‬France
CalArts‭, ‬California institute of the Arts‭, ‬Valencia‭, ‬USA
Cooper Union‭, ‬New York‭, ‬USA
DNAP‭, ‬Ensba‭. ‬

Solo shows
La Morale de l’Histoire, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany
Remotely Speaking, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
Pandemic Pandemonium, CLEARING, Brussels, Belgium

Digital Mourning, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Neïl Beloufa, Kamel Mennour, London, United Kingdom
La Morale de L'histoire, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
La Morale della Storia, ZERO..., Milan, Italy
L’ennemi de mon ennemi, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Global Agree­ment, Schirn Künsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
HYBRIDS, Lustwarande, Tilburg, The Netherlands
20xx, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Développement durable, Musée régional d'art contemporain, Sérignan, France
Neïl Beloufa, The Pejman Foundation, Tehran, Iran
Neïl Beloufa: Soft(a)ware, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China
Democracy, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa, MoMA, New York, USA
Hopes for the best, Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Counting on People, Stroom Den Haag, The Netherlands
Neoliberal, Balice & Hertling, Paris, France
Hopes for the Best, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Counting On People, La Casa Encendida Madrid, Spain
We are safe now, ZERO..., Milan, Italy
Being Rational, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburgo, Germany
Counting On People, curated by Matt Williams, ICA, London, United Kingdom
Counting On People, Walter Phillips Gallery / Banff Art Center, Banff, Canada
Superlatives and resolutions, Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brazil
En torrent et second Jour, curated by Mihnea Mircan, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Production Value, curated by Ali Subotnik, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Speaking about the best, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Documents Are Flat 4., curated by Veit Loers, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Les Inoubliables Prises d’Autonomie, curated by Daria De Beauvais, Gael Charbau, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Audi Talent Awards, FIAC, Paris, France
Functions of Light, Balice Hertling & Lewis, New York, USA
Art Basel Miami with Galleria Zero…, USA
Topics Values, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
An Archived Causality, Looped, Saprophyt, Vienna, Austria
Les Manques Contenus, Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris, France
As Far As We Know, The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
Kempinski in Stoaways, New Museum, Nova York, USA
Liste 16 - with BaliceHertling, Basel, Switzerlands
Changes Of Administrations, ZERO…, Milan, Italy
Frieze Art Fair - Frame with François Ghebaly Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Art Forum Berlin - with Kai Middendorff Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Si dans le futur les machines à remonter le temps existaient, on se le serait dit, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, France
Future in present tense, Kai Middendorff galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
Tectonic plate or the jurisdictions of shapes, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
L’importance des sujets, curated by Gael Charbau, Galerie LHK, Paris, France
Six feet under - Kempinski, curated by Jarrett Gregory, Whitebox, New York, USA

Group shows
Réseau monde, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Grand Menage, Clearing, Paris, France
Screen Talk, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA (Digital Exhibition)
Group show: Neïl Beloufa, Latifa Echakhch, Liam Everett, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
take me to, galerie max goelitz, munich, Germany
Paranoia TV, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
May you live in interesting times, 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Our Selfie, MO Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
Bad Peach, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA
Hybrids, Lustwarande, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Markus Ambach Projekt, Düsseldorf, Germany
En fuyant il cherche une arme, Maison Populaire de Montreuil, France
Bridging the Gap: A Selection of Nominees of the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China
Matters of Time, University of California Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Gallery, Irvine, USA
Yellow Creature, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Mechanisms, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, USA
The Everywhere Studio, Institute for Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, USA
Jeux, rituels & récréations, Gare Saint Saveur, Lille, France
Au loin les signaux, al lou’lou, Chantier Naval Borg, Marseilles, France
Lodgers, Haus Modrath, Germany
Afro-tech, HKMV Dortmund, Germany
Beloufa/Polke, Hic Svnt Dracones, New York, USA
Hausbesuch, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Artes Mundi Prize, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nam June Paik Award, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
100% La Villette, Paris, France
Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom
The World in 2015, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
Ten Rooms, Three Loggias and a Hall, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
AVATAR AND ATAVISM, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Transparencies, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
Transparencies, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, YARAT Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
Cultivating Culture, ICASTICA, Arezzo, Italy
Neil Beloufa, Julien Creuzet: Scroll infini, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France
10 Rooms, 3 Loggias and a Hall, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Exhibition of the 4 Marcel Duchamp Prize nominated artists, Carré d’Art Contemporain de Nimes, Nîmes, France
Future Generation Art Prize, Victor Pinchuk Fundation, Kiev, Ukraine
Future Fictions from the Present, Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Brussels, Belgium
La référence d’objet n’est pas définie à une instance d’objet, École municipale des beaux-arts Galerie Édouard Manet de Gennevilliers, France
La loutre et la poutre, Moly Sabata Fondation Albert Gleizes Sablons, France
Le commerce de la parole, Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France
The Great Acceleration, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Taipei Biennial 2014, Taiwan
Square(s), François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA
Fulfiment Centre, N/V_PROJECTS, London, United Kingdom
Compositions, Metropolitan Art Society (MAS), Beirut, Lebanon
Shanghai Biennale 2014 - Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York, USA
Warm Math, Film Center, Nova York, USA
The Disappearance of the fireflies, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Order can not help you now, ARGOS, Brussels, Belgium
Perspectives on Imaginary Futures, House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland
UHF42-, Apexart, New York, USA
Giving contours to shadow, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
To See What is Coming, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
The stuff that dreams are made of too, c-l-e-a-r-i-n-g, New York, USA
2 solo shows and 1 screening, Fri Art, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Freiburg, Switzerland
Memory Palaces, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
Geographies Of Contamination, The David Roberts Arts Foundation, London, United Kingdom
Derrière, après les chutes, c-l-e-a-r-i-n-g, Brussels, Belgium
Oracular Vernacular, curated by Charlotte Cosson and Emmanuelle Luciani, MaMo, Marseille, France
Solar, curated by Cecilia Alemani, High Line Art, New York, USA
Dissident Futures, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Residence Secondaire, MaMo, Marselha, France
Entre-temps, Brusquements… et ensuite, curated by Gunar B. Kvaran, 12ème Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
The Unicorn, curated by Reto Thuring, The Power station / Cleveland Art Museum, USA
Image Employment, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace, Venice, Italy
Triennale der Kleinplastik, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior, Fellbach, Germany
Screens, Murray Guy, New York, USA
Mécaniques Des Fluides, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Unruhe der Form. Entwürfe des politischen Subjekts, curated by Georg Schollhammer, Wiener Secession, Austria
Better home, curated by Ruba Katrib, Sculpture Center, New York, USA
The French Haunted House, SongEun Artspace, Seoul, South Korea
No One Leaves Here, Royal College Of Art, London, United Kingdom
Fruits De La Passion, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Love is colder than capital, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Beloufa, Bourouissa, Binet, ZERO… , Milan, Italy
En Plein Air, curated by Louis Croquer, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
11th Baltic triennale, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
Deep Space, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Remainder, curated by Alex Ross, Hillary Crisp Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction, curated by Nav Haq, Arnolfini Contemporary Art center, Bristol, United Kingdom Intense Proximity, La Triennale de Paris, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Los Pasos Perdidos, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria
Le Retour, curated by Nadira Lagoune, Musée d’Art Moderne d’Alger, Algers, Algeria
2001, 2011, Soudain Déjà, curated by Guillaume Desanges, Beaux Arts, Paris, France
Spacecraft Icarus 13, curated by Cosmin Costinas, BAK-Basis Voor Actuele Kunst, Ultrecht, The Netherlands
Untitled (Evidence), curated by Vincent Honoré, David Roberts Foundation, London, United Kingdom
Museum of Display, Extra City – Kunsthal Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
The Normal Condition For Any Communication, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
Rituels, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Impression, Soleil, 6B, Paris, France
Idéal #13, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France
Eattopia, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Group Show, Gallery Balice Hertling and Lewis, New York, USA
Yet to be titled, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, France
Sympathetic Magic: Video Myths and Rituals, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA
Manifesta 8, curated by, Murcia, Spain
Police the Police, Biennale of young Artists, curated by Mihaela Gherghescu, Bucharest, Romania
Panorama, curated by Lauranne Germmond, Salon 1.618/ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Videonale 12, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
In search of the unknown, curated by Petra Heck, The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Gatekeepers, curated by Eric Heist, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, USA
Re-reading the future, Prague International Triennial of Contemporary Art, curated by N. Hénon and J-F. Rettig, Czech Republic
Nothing at the end of the lane, The Soap factory, Minneapolis, USA
Holy Holes: Absolute Stalls, curated by Denise Carvalho, Dumbo Art Centre, Brooklyn, USA
12th Biennial of moving images, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
10 Jours / 10 Artistes / 10 vidéos, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Julia stoschek, Düsseldorf, Germany
Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
David Roberts Arts Fondation, London, United Kindgom
Fondation Francès, Senlis, France
François Pinault Collection, France
MoMA, New York, USA
K11 Foundation, Shanghai, China
MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy

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