Achraf Touloub

1986 · Morocco

Artist biography

Achraf Touloub is considered to be an emerging artist, who originates from Morocco, like other artists such as Latifa Echakhch, Soufiane Ababri, Sofia Ait Ammi, Jeanne-Claude, and Hamza Halloubi. Achraf Touloub was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Achraf Touloub's work is on display at Baronian Xippas located in Brussels, Belgium. Achraf Touloub's work are currently exhibiting at Baronian Xippas in Brussels with the exhibition Discord venue (13 March 2020 - 18 April 2020). Achraf Touloub's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Baronian Xippas in Belgium (12 January 2018 - 24 February 2018) with the name Dogs of the newfoundland and Galerie Xippas | Paris in France (07 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels. Achraf Touloub's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Dogs of the newfoundland and took place at Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Belgium from the 12 January 2018 to 24 February 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Achraf Touloub

Achraf Touloub was born in 1986 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Achraf Touloub