Bouchra Khalili (b. 1975)

Straight Stories. Part 1 (2006)

Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-French artist. She lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. Working with film, video, installation, photography, and prints, Khaliliʼs practice articulates language, subjectivity, orality, and geographical explorations to investigate strategies and discourses of resistance as elaborated, developed, and narrated by individuals—often members of political minorities.

Born in Casablanca, Khalili studied film at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and visual arts at the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy. She is a professor of contemporary art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and a founding member of La Cinémathèque de Tanger, an artist-run nonprofit organization based in Tangiers, Morocco.