Soufiane Ababri

Soufiane Ababri (b. 1985 in Rabat, Morocco) lives and works in Paris, France.  Ababri’s practice spans a range of forms, working with performance, sculpture, film and drawing. In his practice, he aims to deconstruct normative gender roles and social dynamics, highlighting the legacy of oppressive colonial structures, specifically relating to issues of racism and homophobia.  In his Bedworks series, Ababri creates drawings that serve as intimate portraits of queer life and challenge socially acceptable expressions of homoerotic intimacy.

Solo shows include: Something New Under The Little Prince's Body, Dittrich & Schlechtriem Gallery, Germany (2019) Memories of a Solitary Cruise, The Pill, Instanbul, Turkey (2019) and Here is a Strange and Bitter Crop, Space, London, UK (2018). Group exhibitions include: Lignes de vies - une exposition de légendes, MAC/VAL, Vitry, France (2019), RITES_TEMPOS, Tous les matins je prends mon café et je rentre chez moi, Atelier Blanc, Villefranche de Rouergue, France (2019), Dramaturkia, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium (2019), Salon du Dessin Contemporain, La Panacée - MoCo, Montpellier, France. (2018). 

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