Maïmouna Guerresi - BIOGRAPHY -

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Sacred Dwellings, Stux & Haller Gallery, New York, with collaboration Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, U.S.A.

2015
Talwin, Matèria Gallery, curated by Niccolò Fano, text by Carlo Sala, Roma, Italy.
Le Souflle des Géants, curated by Studio Copernico, text in catalog by Rosa Falvo, Laura Serani Villa Gualtieri, Arpitesca, Casalbeltrame, Novara, Italy.
Il Sale e la Luce,curated by Luigi Marsilia and Studio Copernico,Villa Ghirlanda,MUFOCO,Museum of Contemporary Photograpphy Art,Cinisello Balsamo, Italy.
VOLTA NY, curated by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Light Bodies, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

2014
India Through the Lens, curated by Tasveer Foundation, Bahrain National Museum, Bahrain.
M-eating, organized by Alessia Montani in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Dakar and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Biennale Off-Dak’Art 2014, Biscuiterie, Dakar, Senegal.
Inner Constellations, Dubai Art Fair 8th edition, Tasveer Gallery, Dubai,UA.E.
Inner Costellations, Islamic Art Festival 16° edition, Sharjah Art Museum, UAE.

2013
Concava, FAR Museum Contemporary Art, curated by Veronika Aguglia and Magda Gigliuto, with texts by Laura Serani and Massimo Pulini, Rimini, Italy.
M-eating, organized by Alessia Montani, curated by Giorgia Simoncelli, texts by L. Serani, G.Simoncelli, A. Michelini. Camhane Art Center, Skira exhibition , collateral event at Istanbul Biennal, Turkey.
Inner Space, Tasveer Gallery, Bangalore, India.
Inner Space, Seagull Foundation for the Arts, curated by Tasveer Gallery, Kolkata,India.
Inner Space, Piramal Art Gallery, curated by Tasveer Gallery, Mumbai, India.
Inner Constellations, Chobi Mela, VII International Festival of Photography, Shilpaka Academy, curated by Rosa Maria Falvo and Shahidul Alam, Dhaka, Bangladesh.              
Mystic Black Body, curated by Cèline Duval, Stimultania Pôle de la Photographie, Strasburg, France.

2012
Inner Space, National Institute of Design, curated by Tasveer Gallery, Ahmedabad, India.
Inner Space, Italian Culture Center, curated by Tasveer Gallery, New Delhi, India.

2011
Il Poema del Mantello, curated by Elisabetta Sassoli , organized by Paola Colombari , Palazzo Bevilacqua, Bologna, Italy.
The Giants, French Institute of Culture, Fez, Morocco.

2010
The Giants Rooms, solo exhibition in “Frontière”, curated by Michket Krifa and Laura Serani,
La Centrale Electrique,Brussels, Belgium

2009
The Giants Rooms, solo exhibition, Biennale Africaine de la Photographie, “Les Rencontres de Bamako 2009”, curated by Michket Krifa, Musée National de Bamako, Mali.
Asilo Polittico, Manifattura Tabacchi, curated by Enrico Stefanelli, LDPF, Lucca, Italy.
Ahwal, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.

2008  
The Giants Rooms, Museum Filatoio di Caraglio, curated by di Andrea Busto, Cuneo, Italy.

2007
The Mystic Body, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.

2006
Adji and Marlene - Sisters, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy.

2005
The Mystic Body, curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Bel Art Gallery, Milan, Italy.

2004
Light Signs, Momus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

2002
Fathimas, Galleria Varat, curated by Tommaso Trini, Florence, Italy.

2001
Re-Veil, Galleria Valmore, curated by Tommaso Trini, Vicenza, Italy.
A Cloak for Inner Beauty, Levy Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2000
Identity and Plurality in European Cities: Milan and Islam, Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, Italy.

1999
Maïmouna, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Rocca Umbertide and Mudima Foundation, curated by Enrico Mascelloni and Giorgio Bonomi, Milan, Italy.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Islamic Art Now, Part 
II: Contemporary Art from the Middle East, Lacma Museum, Los Angeles,U.S.A.

2015
Re-signification, curated by Awam Ampka, organised by New York University,Museo  Bardini, Villa la Pietra, Galleria Biagiotti, Florence, Italy.
28th instants Video -exhibition of video and digital installation, Marsaille, France.
The women's blood: red traces on white cloth, curated by Manuela De Leonardis, Casa Internazionale delle Donne, Roma Italy.
Millénaire des Fondation de la Cathédrale , la ville de Strasburgo, Pole de La Photographie Stimultania et  la Chambre, Strasburgo, France.
Instants video, International Encounters, Exhibition of video and digital installations, Marsilia, France

2014
1:54, African Contemporary Art Fair, London, curated by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2ème Biennale Internationale de Casablanca,curated by Moustapha Romli Casablanca, Morocco.
Akhfa, performance, Sconfinamenti #2, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, creative direction, Franco Laera and  Elisabetta Di Mambro, 57th Festival of the Two Worlds, Rocca Albornoziana, Spoleto, Italy.
Doppio Sogno, showcasing the large bronze sculpture “Light Signs”, curated by Luca Beatrice and Studio Copernico, Polo Reale, Turin, Italy.
Within/Beyond,Borders, curated by Delphine Munro, European Investment Bank, Banco del Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal.

2013
Ici, là et au-delà (Here, there and beyond),Institut des Cultures d'Islam (ICI), curated by Michket Krifa, Paris, France.
Paris Photo 2013, Tasveer Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
Artissima Turin Art Fair, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.                                                                                                                                   
Contemporary Africa Art Fair, 1:54, London, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, USA.
The Black Body in the West, international conference on black portraiture, organised by Harvard University and New York University, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.
Re-Orientation, Mediterranean Biennale Sakhnin, curated by Belu-Simion Fainaru and Avital Bar-Sha, Sakhnin, Israel.
Extreme Carpets: From Timbuktu to Contemporary Art, curated by Enrico Mascelloni, Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy.
A Necessary Beauty, 64th Premio Michetti, Michetti Foundation, Francavilla al Mare, Italy.
India Art Fair, Tasveer Gallery, New Delhi, India.

2012
Africa: See You/See Me - African Influence on Contemporary Photography, National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria and Goethe Institute, 10th Biennial Dak'art, Dakar, Senegal.
Africa Vision: Contemporary African Art, Mercedes House, Galerie Pascal Polar, Brussels, Belgium.
Artissima Turin Art Fair, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Paris Photo 2012,  Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Milan Image Art Fair (MIA), Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy.
Pipping Down the Valleys Wild, Stux Gallery, New York, USA.

2011
ARS 11, curated by Jari-Pekka Vanhala, Kiasma, Helsinki Museum, Finland.
Pudeurs et colères de femmes, curated by Diane Hennebert, Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium.
Italian Pavilion 54th Venice Biennale, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi  and the Italian Culture Institute of Helsinki, Venice, Italy.
Ri-tratti Imperfetti, curated by Patrizia Nuzzo and Paola Marini, Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy.
Dromofestival: Muc(h)ador, curated by Cristiana Collu and Ivo Serafino Fenu, Man Museum, Nuoro, Italy.
Vite da Gallerista: Nino Soldano, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Agrigento Fabbriche Chiaromonte, Italy.
Artissima Turin Art Fair, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Paris Photo 2011,  Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Bologna Contemporary Art Fair, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Within/Beyond, Borders, curated by Delphine Munro, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, Greece.

2010
L’Orient et L’Occident desorientès?, curated by D. Hennebert, Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain Brussels,Belgium.
21st Century Italian Sculpture, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy.
XIV Biennale d'Arte Sacra Contemporanea Le Beatitudini, curated by Giorgio Cortenova, Museo Staurós
d’Arte Sacra Contemporanea,Teramo, Italy.
London Contemporary Art and Design Fair, Paola Colombari Gallery, Milan, Italy.
Barakat: The Gift - Contemporary Art from the Middle East and Africa, curated by Gaia Serena Simionati, Stux Gallery,New York.          
Africa: See You/ See Me, curated by Awam Ampka, Museo de Citade Lisbon, Portugal.
Artissima Turin Art Fair, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Paris Photo 2010,  Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.

2009
Teatri possibili, curated by Andrea Busto, Palazzo Ferrero, Biella, Italy.
Miraggi, curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio, Milan, Italy.
Artissima Turin Art Fair, Galleria Photo & Contemporary, Turin, Italy.

2008
26th Art Brussels Art Fair, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
59th Premio Michetti, curated by Maurizio Calvesi, Museo Palazzo San Domenico,  Francavilla al Mare, Pescara, Italy.
Artissima Turin Art Fair, 15th Contemporary  Art Fair,  Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Bologna Contemporary Art Fair, Photo & Contemporary Gallery, Bologna, Italy.

2007
The Seventh Splendor, Palazzo della Ragione, curated by Giorgio Cortenova, Verona, Italy.
Acqua, curated by Paola and Daniela Moro, Forni Gallery Bologna and the Ducal Palace in Modena, Italy.
Faccia Lei, curated by Elena Agudio in collaboration with Museum Arterra, Spazio Thetis, Venice Arsenale Novissimo, collateral event of the Venice Biennale, Italy.
Il Velo, curated by Andrea Busto, Il Filatoio Museum, Caraglio, Cuneo, Italy.

2006
Ist Malindi Biennial, curated by Eric Girard Miclet, Malindi, Kenya.
International Biennial of Photography, Ken Damy Museum, Brescia, Italy.
Sculture En Plain Air, 2006 Winter Olympics, curated by Studio Copernico, text by Maurizio Calvesi and Luigi Marsiglia, Limone Stupinigi, Turin, Italy.
Segni territoriali, Galleria Spazio Teca, Verona, Italy.
Noi (non)siamo qui, curated by Omar Calabrese, Acciaierie, Cortenuova, Bergamo , Italy.
Le sculture alle porte d’Oriente, curated by Studio Copernico, text by Maurizio Calvesi, Museo Archeologico, Brindisi, Italy.

2005
Perdere la testa, curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Galleria Studio Lattuada, Milan, Italy.
Filo-Philo, curated by Luciano Caramel, Chiostro Sant’Eufemia, Como, Italy
The Third International Film & Video Festival, Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA.
Corsi e ricorsi della storia- Solidarietà e Mutualismo, curated by Tiziana Conti, En Plein Air, Pinerolo, Turin, Italy.
Le Figlie del vasaio, curated by Massimo Bertozzi, Parco del Magliano, Marina di Massa, Italy.
La forza creativa delle passioni autentiche, Galleria Valmore, Archivio Brera, Fondazione Don Sturzo, Vicenza, Italy.
Art Fair Verona 05, Galleria Cinquetti and Studio Copernico, Verona, Italy.

2004
Under Different Circumstances, curated by Lisa Kurzner, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia, USA.
Biennial Off, Dakar’Art 6th curated by Francine Vandeersten, Ars Sans Frontiere, Museum Leopold Sengor, Dakar, Senegal.
L’Homme est un mistere, curated by Olivier Couqueberg, Fondazione O.D.D.C, Saint-Brieuc, France.
Arte a Verona, curated by Raffaele Bassotto, Arsenale, Verona, Italy.

2003
Sottigliezze, curated by Patrizia Nuzzo, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy.
Xarala, curated by Francine Vandersten, Arts Sans Frontiére, Liege, Belgium.

2002
Arte a Verona, curated by Raffaele Bassotto, Arsenale, Verona, Italy.
Scultori a Verona, curated by Giorgio Cortenova, Luciano Caramel, Electa exhibition catalogue , Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy.

2001
Limpidamente, curated by Giorgio Bonomi and Daniela Moro, Terme di Bibbione, Venice, Italy.
Ambiente e le aree protette, curated by Martina Corgnati, Palazzo Sertoli, Fondazione Credito Valtellinese, Sondrio, Italy.
Preghiera alla terra, curated by Tommaso Trini, Palazzo del Broletto, Novara, Italy.

2000
Identity and Plurality in European Cities: Milan and Islam, Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, Italy.
Autore Donna, curated by Martina Corniati, Palazzo Pasquini, Castiglioncello, Italy.
Un Museo per la ceramica, curated by Martina Corgnati, Museo Fabbrica Mazzotti, Albissola, Italy.

1999
Praga Magica, curated by Erico Mascelloni, Palazzo dei Sette, Orvieto, Italy.
Con-tatto, curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti, La Posteria Gallery, Milan, Italy.
 


Awards

2013
Arte sostantivo Femminile, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rome, organized by A3M, Italy.

2015
IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention , book Inner Constellations. New York. U.S.A.
La Rana D’oro, XXV edition, Arpitesca Casalbetrame, Novara, Italy


Conferences

2015
MocaFest, panel discussion, video projection, Kuala Lumpur, Convention Center, Malaysia

2014
Muslima - Muslim Women’s Arts & Voices, panel discussion, February 2014, New York, USA.

2013
Black Portraiture- ‘The Black Body in the West’, international conference, organized by Harvard University and New York University, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.

 


Video Festival

2015
Instant Video, Marsilia, France.


Online Exhibitions

2013
Muslima- Muslim Women’s Arts & Voices curated by Samina Ali
 


Workshops

2015
Commande realise du millènaire des fondations de la Catheèdrale de Strasburg, France
2014
The Mystic Body, Stimultania and Lycée professionnel Adrien Testud, Chambon Feugerolles, France.


Public Collections
Lacma Museum , Los Angeles,U.S.A
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, U.S.A
Fondation Alliances, Casablanca, Morocco
BMCE Bank, Casablanca, Morocco
Institut des Cultures d'Islam (ICI), Paris, France
Tasveer Foundation, Bangalore , India
Michetti Foundation, Francavilla al Mare, Italy.
Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium.
Studio Copernico - Materima, Casalbeltrame, Italy.
European Investiment Bank, Luxemburg.
Museo National of Bamako, Bamako, Mali.
Museo d’arte Contemporanea, Palazzo della Ragione,Verona, Italy.
Fondazione Mudima, Milan, Italy.
Museo dʼarte Contemporanea Ozieri, Sardinia, Italy.
Museo del Parco, Portofino, Italy.
Museo Casa Bianca, Malo, Italy.
Museo di Paternò, Paternò, Italy.