On the occasion of the Cities theme week of the Dubai World Expo, Art Explora is exhibiting the works of eight internationally renowned French artists. Questioning the place of ecosystems in the urban environment, these works are presented simultaneously in several urban spaces, in Dubai as well as in Paris, in order to share the artistic program of the World Expo with as many people as possible.
Les Augures mathématiques, 2019 - on going
© Adagp, Paris, 2021 ; Courtesy of the artist and kamelmennour, Paris/London
Artworks presented in the metro station Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre, in front of the French Pavilion of the Dubai World Expo and on Jumeirah Road in Dubai.
These images are created on a computer using equations that mimic the way that elements of the natural world – including roots, clouds and lichen – take, develop or change their form. These intricate, hybrid forms represent ‘possible worlds’, entire ecosystems that – given the right atmospheric circumstances – might one day come into being.
Biography of the artist
Hicham Berrada was born in 1986 in Casablanca (Morocco). He lives and works in Paris and Roubaix (France). Nurtured by a dual artistic and scientific background, Hicham Berrada’s work combines intuition and knowledge, science and poetry. He explores scientific protocols that mimic different natural processes and/or climatic conditions as closely as possible. His work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions including at: the Louvre-Lens (2019); the Hayward Gallery, London (2019); the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw (2019); the Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection, Venice, (2019); the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019 and 2020); the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013 and 2017); the Maubuisson Abbey (2017); in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles (2017); Yokohama Triennale (2020); Riga Biennale (2020); the Lyon Biennale (2015, 2017 and 2018) amongst others. Hicham Berrada is represented by the gallery kamel mennour (Paris).
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