Neïl Beloufa is a French-Algerian artist who received his Visual Arts National Diploma at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2007), and studied at Cooper Union, New York, and CalArts, Valencia, USA.
“He combines moving-image mediums and sculpture to create immersive viewing spaces. Within these environments, he treats projections as objects, obstructing and consciously framing the spectator’s viewing experience”, so the MoMa in New York announcing an exhibition from Beloufa in March 2016.
“I’m always trying to play with this relationship between yourself and the fiction you see. It’s something you don't believe but you kind of still believe, or you play with, or you have a connivance with. The film is not happening on the screen—it's happening in between, in your relation to it. It fights its own authority, it fights propaganda, it fights commercialism”, says Neïl Beloufa in an interview with artspace.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa. MoMA, New York, USA
Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Counting on People. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
Galleria Zero, Milan, IT
Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin, DE
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, DE
En Torrent Et Second Jour. Fondation Ricard, Paris, FR
Superlatives and Resolutions. Mendes/Wood, Sao Paolo, BR
Counting on People. The Banff Centre, CA
Counting on People. ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK