Born in 1987, in Casablanca, Randa Maroufi currently lives and works in Paris.
Randa Maroufi is a graduate of the National Institute of Fine Arts, Tetouan, Morocco (2010) and the School of Fine Arts, Angers, France (2013). She also earned a diploma from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France (2015). Randa Maroufi has been Artist Member of Academy of France in Madrid at Casa de Velázquez in 2017 – 2018.
Belonging to the generation that grew up in an era dominated by image, she collects them with as much eagerness as suspicion, and ceaselessly questions their veracity. She prefers to put her ambiguous fictions in the service of reality, and the field of her experimentation encompasses the occupation of public space and gender issues, of which she highlights the founding mechanisms.
The experimental works of filmmaker and artist Randa Maroufi explore an elastic awareness of reality. Her films and moving images often employ special effects and other formal devices that alter perceptions of time, space and movement.
Her recent group exhibitions include: Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE (2019); MA Museum, Quebec (2019); Biennale de Dakar, Senegal (2018); Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2018); Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium (2018), Sharjah Biennial, Lebanon (2017); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2017); KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany (2017); Videonale e. V., Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2017); New Directors / New Films at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016); African Photography Meeting, Bamako, Mali (2015); the Marrakech Biennale, Morocco (2014), etc.
She has received many awards for her film Le Park (2015), and Bab Sebta (2019).
Texts and press
• Randa Maroufi in L’atelier A – ARTE
• “Le Park, ou la jeunesse pétrifiée de Casablanca” in Beaux-Arts Magazine
• “La tentation du genre” by Clélia Coussonnet in Diptyk 31
• “Randa Maroufi, l’atelier itinérant” by Loïc Le Gall in Bruise-Magazine
• “Reconstitution” in afriqueinvisu
• “A propos de Stand by Office” by Nabyl Eddahar
• “Randa Maroufi ou le dévoilement d’une rebellion ordinaire” by Nabyl Effahar