Bouchra Khalili

Lecture & Dining

Bouchra Khalili (born 1975) is a Berlin-based Moroccan-French artist. Working with film, video, installation, photography, and prints, she articulates language, subjectivity, orality, and geographical explorations. Each of her projects investigates strategies and discourses of resistance as elaborated, developed, and narrated by members of political minorities, questioning the complex relationships between the singular and civic belonging, and calls for a new collective voice to come into being.


Khalili has had solo exhibitions at Jeu de Paume National Gallery, Paris; Vienna Secession; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris; among others. Her work has been shown recently in group exhibitions such as Telling Tales, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Europe. The Future of History, Kunsthaus, Zürich; Positions, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; and Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York. Khalili was included in documenta 14 (2017); the Milano Triennale; the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012); and the 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011). In 2017, Khalili was awarded a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship and an Ibsen Award. Currently she is nominated for the Artes Mundi 8 Prize. Khalili is a Professor of Contemporary Art at Oslo National Art Academy and co-founder of La Cinémathèque de Tanger, an artist run nonprofit organization based in Tanger, Morocco, dedicated to promoting film culture in North Africa.


Presented with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visiting Artists Program and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Bouchra Khalili, The Tempest Society, 2017. Digital film, color, sound. 60 minutes.