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Bouchra Khalili

Bouchra Khalili was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1975. She lives and works in Berlin. Encompassing film, video, instal­la­ti­on, pho­to­grap­hy, print­ma­king, and publis­hing, Khalili’s prac­ti­ce explo­res impe­ri­al and colo­ni­al con­tinuums as epi­to­mi­zed by con­tem­po­ra­ry for­ced illegal migra­ti­ons and the poli­tics of memo­ry of anti-colo­ni­al strug­gles and inter­na­ti­o­nal soli­da­ri­ty. Deeply infor­med by the leg­a­cy of post-inde­pen­den­ce avant-gar­des and the ver­na­cu­lar tra­di­ti­ons of her nati­ve Morocco, Khalili’s appro­ach devel­ops stra­te­gies of sto­ry­tel­ling at the inter­sec­ti­on of his­to­ry and micro-nar­ra­ti­ves. Combining docu­men­ta­ry and con­cep­tu­al prac­ti­ces, she inves­ti­ga­tes ques­ti­ons of self-repre­sen­ta­ti­on, auto­no­mous agen­cy, and forms of resis­tan­ce of com­mu­ni­ties ren­de­red invi­si­ble by the nati­on-sta­te model.