Achraf Touloub

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Achraf Touloub (born in 1986 in Casablanca, Morocco, lives and works in Paris, France) investigates the links between tradition and modernity in our globalized world.

 

Working in a variety of mediums, he opposes the ancient oriental motifs and ideas he depicts to the contemporary aesthetic of his compositions. Take, for instance, his copper ink drawings. Oscillating between abstraction and figuration, they consist of repeated Sequences (2015) painstakingly traced on paper. While from afar, the undulating lines coalesce and appear as monochromatic planes of color, up close, they become legible as a multitude of calligraphic signs.

 

Achraf Touloub graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Viva Arte Viva – the 57th Venice Biennale, and a solo show at Galeria Plan B in Berlin, Germany. In 2017, Achraf Touloub was included in Artsy’s list of “20 Artists to Watch at the Armory Show” and of “14 Artists You’ll Be Talking about Long after the Venice Biennale”.

 

 

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    Les Arrivées

    11 July 2021 – 11 September 2021 11.07.2021 – 11.09.2021
    Passerelle, centre d'art contemporain d'intérêt national, Brest

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    Achraf Touloub figures in “Vitamin D3: Today’s Best in Contemporary Drawing

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    Achraf Touloub in publication "Vitamin D3: Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing"

    26 February 2021 – 7 December 2022 26.02.2021 – 07.12.2022

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    Walking thoughts

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    GROUP SHOW - Anticorps

    23 October 2020 – 3 January 2021 23.10.2020 – 03.01.2021
    Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR)

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    Untitled (Intervention)

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    GROUP SHOW - YESN'T with Absalon, David Caille, Anthea Hamilton, Candice Lin, Patrick Staff, Achraf Touloub, free.yard, Paul Maheke, Tabita Rezaire.

    10 September 2020 – 31 October 2020 10.09.2020 – 31.10.2020
    Galerie Sultana, Paris (FR)

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    Art Club #30 Achraf Touloub

    12 December 2019 – 12 January 2020 12.12.2019 – 12.01.2020
    Villa Medici, Rome (IT)

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    dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels

    8 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
    dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, Xippas Paris, Paris (FR)

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    Le Choix d'Albert

    17 May 2019 – 29 June 2019 17.05.2019 – 29.06.2019
    Xippas Genève, Geneva (CH)

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    2 discord landscape

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    Space (continuation and end) - curated by Mihnea Mircan

    16 April 2019 – 16 June 2019 16.04.2019 – 16.06.2019
    Rezidenta BRD Scena 9, Bucarest (RO)

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    Night was paper and paper was ink

    28 October 2018 – 4 February 2018 28.10.2018 – 04.02.2018
    Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

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    The World on Paper

    27 September 2018 – 7 January 2019 27.09.2018 – 07.01.2019
    Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin, DE

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    Baltic Triennal 13 - GIVE UP THE GHOST: Chapter 3

    21 September 2018 – 18 November 2018 21.09.2018 – 18.11.2018
    Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (LVA)

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    Lolo's Entanglements

    15 September 2018 – 9 December 2018 15.09.2018 – 09.12.2018
    Cultuurhuis de Warande, Turnhout (BE)

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    Baltic Triennal 13 - GIVE UP THE GHOST: Chapter 2

    29 June 2018 – 2 September 2018 29.06.2018 – 02.09.2018
    Tallinn Art Hall (Kunstihoone), Tallinn (EST)

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    Le Colt est Jeune & Haine

    24 May 2018 – 10 June 2018 24.05.2018 – 10.06.2018
    DOC! Paris

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    Baltic Triennale 13 - Give Up The Ghost

    11 May 2018 – 18 November 2018 11.05.2018 – 18.11.2018
    Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania

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    LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA — 'Viva Arte Viva' curated by Christine Macel

    13 May 2017 – 26 November 2017 13.05.2017 – 26.11.2017
    Arsenal, 57th Venice Biennale

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