Yto Barrada (Paris – France 1971) lives and works in Tangier and New York.
Working with a wide range of media including photography, sculpture, installations, textile, and video, Barrada’s extensive series and project-based practice is rooted in the culture, landscape, economy and politics of her hometown of Tangiers, Morocco. She is the founder of Cinémathèque de Tanger, a cultural center that has become a landmark institution bringing the Moroccan community together to celebrate local and international cinema. Barrada’s work has won numerous awards including the 2019 Roy R. Neuberger Prize, 2016 Tiger Award for short film, the 2015 Abraaj Group Art Prize and the 2011 Deutsche Guggenheim Artist of the Year award. Barrada’s work has been shown in, and held in the collections of, major museums around the world including the Metropolitan Museum (New York), Tate Modern (London), MoMA (New York), Renaissance Society (Chicago), Wiels Art Center (Brussels), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museo de Sao Paolo, and the 2007 & 2011 Venice Biennales. She has had solo exhibitions at the Barbican Center (London), The Power Plant (Toronto), the Secession (Vienna), M Museum (Leuven), the Serralves Museum (Porto) and Carré d’Art (Nimes).