It is in his bed, lying down, that Soufiane Ababri makes his bed works. In essence, he examines the ambivalence of a society that witnesses the emergence of tensions that are not so much the reflection of its contradictions, but rather of its complementarity. His heritage lies in his own story, built up by layer upon layer of personal and intimate events. A lover of sociology, Ababri’s entire body of work plays with the idea of seeing: the artist observes a world that observes him in a form of introspection combining his own unique perception, shared representations and accepted social facts in an exercise that is reminiscent of Persian miniatures and their subtle play with what is hidden and what is revealed.
Soufiane Ababri was born in 1985, in Rabat. He lives and works between Tangier and Paris.
He holds the post-diploma of l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, as well as a master degree from l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris and a BA from l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier.
His projects has been presented in numerous exhibitions, among which are: Oh please! don’t be angry! it’s based on emotional facts at Eternal Network in Tours, What’s the name of this nation at Le Cube – independent art room in Rabat, MILF Plateaux at Espace Témoin of Geneva, the 62éme salon de Montrouge in Montrouge, Tous des sang-mêlés at MAC/VAL, Traversées rem@rde curated by Julie Crenn in Bourges, Recto/Verso at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
His artworks are in the collections of FRAC Poitou-Charentes and MAC / VAL Museum of Contemporary Art of Val-de-Marne.