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Achraf Touloub

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Achraf Touloub (born in 1986 in Casablanca, Morocco, lives and works in Paris, France) investigates the links between tradition and modernity in our globalized world.

 

Working in a variety of mediums, he opposes the ancient oriental motifs and ideas he depicts to the contemporary aesthetic of his compositions. Take, for instance, his copper ink drawings. Oscillating between abstraction and figuration, they consist of repeated Sequences (2015) painstakingly traced on paper. While from afar, the undulating lines coalesce and appear as monochromatic planes of color, up close, they become legible as a multitude of calligraphic signs.

 

Achraf Touloub graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Viva Arte Viva – the 57th Venice Biennale, and a solo show at Galeria Plan B in Berlin, Germany. In 2017, Achraf Touloub was included in Artsy’s list of “20 Artists to Watch at the Armory Show” and of “14 Artists You’ll Be Talking about Long after the Venice Biennale”.

 

 

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LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA — 'Viva Arte Viva' curated by Christine Macel

13 May 2017 – 26 November 2017 13.05.2017 – 26.11.2017
Arsenal, 57th Venice Biennale

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Night was paper and paper was ink

28 October 2018 – 4 February 2018 28.10.2018 – 04.02.2018
Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

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Le Colt est Jeune & Haine

24 May 2018 – 10 June 2018 24.05.2018 – 10.06.2018
DOC! Paris

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Baltic Triennal 13 - GIVE UP THE GHOST: Chapter 2

29 June 2018 – 2 September 2018 29.06.2018 – 02.09.2018
Tallinn Art Hall (Kunstihoone), Tallinn (EST)

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Baltic Triennale 13 - Give Up The Ghost

11 May 2018 – 18 November 2018 11.05.2018 – 18.11.2018
Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania

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Baltic Triennal 13 - GIVE UP THE GHOST: Chapter 3

21 September 2018 – 18 November 2018 21.09.2018 – 18.11.2018
Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (LVA)

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Lolo's Entanglements

15 September 2018 – 9 December 2018 15.09.2018 – 09.12.2018
Cultuurhuis de Warande, Turnhout (BE)

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The World on Paper

27 September 2018 – 7 January 2019 27.09.2018 – 07.01.2019
Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin, DE

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2 discord landscape

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Space (continuation and end) - curated by Mihnea Mircan

16 April 2019 – 16 June 2019 16.04.2019 – 16.06.2019
Rezidenta BRD Scena 9, Bucarest (RO)

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Le Choix d'Albert

17 May 2019 – 29 June 2019 17.05.2019 – 29.06.2019
Xippas Genève, Geneva (CH)

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dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels

8 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, Xippas Paris, Paris (FR)

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Art Club #30 Achraf Touloub

12 December 2019 – 12 January 2020 12.12.2019 – 12.01.2020
Villa Medici, Rome (IT)

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Untitled (Intervention)

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YESN'T with Absalon, David Caille, Anthea Hamilton, Candice Lin, Patrick Staff, Achraf Touloub, free.yard, Paul Maheke, Tabita Rezaire.

10 September 2020 – 31 October 2020 10.09.2020 – 31.10.2020
Galerie Sultana, Paris (FR)

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Walking thoughts

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GROUP SHOW - Anticorps

23 October 2020 – 3 January 2021 23.10.2020 – 03.01.2021
Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR)

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