Biography

Achraf Touloub

(b. 1986 in Casablanca, Morocco) lives and works in Paris, FR
Graduated the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 2013.

Solo Exhibitions

2016
CONT’D, Plan B Berlin, DE

2015
Buffering Natives, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, IN
standard condition, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE

2014
Latent, Plan B Berlin, DE

2011
Achraf Touloub, Galerie Baronian Francey (Project Room), Brussels, BE

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
The World on Paper, Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin, DE (upcoming)
Lolo’s Entanglements, De Warande Cultural Centre, Turnhout, BE
Baltic Triennial 13: Give Up the Ghost, Tallinn, EE, curator: Vincent Honoré
GREFFES / Cluj, Lateral Art Space, Cluj, RO, curator: Pier Paolo Pancotto
Night was paper and we were ink, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, AE, curators: Karim Sultan and Mandy Merzaban
Dogs of the newfoundland, Gallery Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE

2017
Auguries, Art space Geumcheon, Seoul, KR
Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT, curator: Christine Macel
Greffes, Villa Medici, Rome, IT
Thread (performance) in collaboration with Yohan Han, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
SHIELD, KUNSTHAL ved siden af, Svendborg, DK
100 chefs-d'œuvre de l'art moderne et contemporain arabe. La collection Barjeel, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, FR
Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, curators: Marie Ange Brayer and Olivier Zeitoun
Dissolve into a red dwarf, Island, Brussels, BE

2016
forming in the pupil of an eye. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, IN, curator: Sudershan Shetty
Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux Donateurs des Collections Contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
All the lights we cannot see, Random Institute, Pyongyang, KP
Les Jeudi de la Villa, Villa Medici, Rome, IT, curator: Pier Paolo Pancotto
BERLIN SHOW #4: Inventory, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE
3 Collectionneurs, autrement, ETE 78, Bruxelles, BE
Richard Osterweil, Indrė Šerpytytė, Achraf Touloub, _To_Bridges, New York, US

2015
Club of Matinee Idolz, CO,2 Gallery, Turin, IT

2014
Des hommes, des mondes, College des Bernardins Paris, FR

2013
Ma Prochaine Vie, Courtesy, Los Angeles, US

2012
21x29,7, Galerie DE ROUSSAN, Paris, FR
Shuffling Cards, Galerie des Bains Douche de la Plaine ART-CADE, Marseille, FR, curator: Cécile Bourne Farrell
Achraf Touloub / Germain Hamel, Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris, FR
Lauréats du prix des amis des Beaux arts, collection Rosenblum, Paris, FR

2011
Mains d'oeuvres, Saint Ouen, FR
A la fénêtre du wagon, Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris, FR
Drawing now, Salon du dessin contemporain, Carrousel du Louvre, Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris, FR

2010
Mains d'oeuvres. A snowball effect, Saint Ouen, FR
Biennale Arts, Le Havre, FR
Salon du dessin contemporain, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, FR

2009
Vraoum, Maison Rouge, Paris, FR (catalogue)
Prix de dessin PIERRE DAVID-WEILL, Academie des beaux arts, Paris, FR

Selected public and private collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris; Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt am Main; The Sander Collection, Darmstadt.

Bibliography

Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Books, Monographs
  • 2017
    VIVA ARTE VIVA: 57th International Art Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia, 2017, p. 302-305. [catalogue]

    2016
    Forming in the pupil of an eye, Kochi: Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2016, p. 53-56. [catalogue]

    2014
    Ayerbe, Júlia. SP-Arte 2014: Feira Internacional de Arte de São Paulo, 2014. [catalogue]

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Articles and reviews
  • 2017
    Kunstforum, 57. Biennale Venedig 2017. Köln, 2017.
    Gotthardt, Alexxa and Indrisek, Scott. ”14 Artists You’ll Be Talking about Long after the Venice Biennale,” Artsy.com, May, 2017.
    Jakubowski, Dan. ”Regional Artists Largely Fit the Post-Utopia Feel at this Year’s Venice Biennale,” Madamasr.com, July, 2017.
    Touloub, Achraf. ”Achraf Touloub writes in to explain his work involving steel plates, chains and drawings,” Indulgexpress.com, March, 2017.
    Staff, Onmanorama. ”Achraf Touloub uses thali plates to mediate paradox between technology and tradition,” English Manorama Online.com, February, 2017.
    ”20 Artists to Watch at The Armory Show,” Artsy.com, February, 2017.

    2016
    ”Achraf Touloub at Galeria Plan B,’’ Art Viewer.org, Berlin, October, 2016.
    ”Kochi-Muziris Biennale Announces Theme and Updated Artist List for Third Edition,” Artforum.com, September, 2016.

    2014
    ”Achraf Touloub 'Latent' at Galerie Plan B, Berlin,” Mousse Magazine.it, Berlin, June, 2014.