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Neïl Beloufa

Art Explora has been chosen to represent culture in the French Pavilion. On this occasion, the foundation develops the Art Planet in which visitors can learn more about the boat-museum ARTEXPLORER but also discover a unique interactive artwork created by the French artist Neïl Beloufa.

Learn more about the artist and the artwork !

Neïl Beloufa

Neïl Beloufa was born in Paris, France, in 1985. He lives and works in Paris. Through his practice, the French-Algerian artist and director questions society and its concerns, through various media: films, sculptures, and installations. He studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris; at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (USA); at Cooper Union, New York, and at the Fresnoy – Studio national des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing (France). Nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2015, his work has also been the subject of monographic exhibitions in France and abroad, notably at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2018); the K11, Shanghai (2016); the MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012 and 2018); or the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2021).

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The artwork

There is no I in island, 2021

Production : Bad Manner's

Artistic direction: Neïl Beloufa

The French artist Neïl Beloufa and Bad Manner’s have developed a new technology for this interactive installation. The spectator is filmed, and his picture is projected live in the middle of a map of the world on which the catamaran Art Explorer sails. Through his movements, the spectator interacts with the continents and oceans, which move, deform, transform, and no longer find their original shape. The spectator must try to answer the laments of this planet misstructured by his arrival.

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