Mohssin Harraki

1981 · Morocco

Artist biography

Mohssin Harraki is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Morocco, like other renowned artists such as Mounir Fatmi, Doug Ashford, Meriem Bennani, Soufiane Ababri, and Rachid Ben Ali. Mohssin Harraki was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mohssin Harraki's work is available for viewing at Galerie Imane Farès located in Paris, France. Mohssin Harraki is at the moment exhibiting at Galerie Imane Farès in Paris with the exhibition Illusion: la présence de l’image participe à sa disparition (12 February 2020 - 10 April 2020). Mohssin Harraki's work has also been exhibited during the ‘Dot, Point, Period’ exhibition at Castelli Gallery | 24 West 40th Street in New York, the United States (04 April 2019 - 20 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Mohssin Harraki

Mohssin Harraki was born in 1981 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A collective 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, 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 making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Mohssin Harraki

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