1982 · Morocco
Hamza Halloubi is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Morocco, like other renowned artists such as Mous Lamrabat, Hicham Berrada, Moshe Elimelech, Mohamed Rachdi, and Soufiane Ababri. Hamza Halloubi was born in 1982.
Hamza Halloubi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Continuing, with at c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 19 April 2017 until 27 May 2017. Hamza Halloubi's work has also been exhibited during the Seuls mes yeux resteront pour surveiller et hanter, et changer vos rêves en chaos exhibition at Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (10 January 2020 - 14 February 2020).
Further Biographical Context for Hamza Halloubi
Born in 1982, Hamza Halloubi grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.