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Yto Barrada | the artist



The artist Yto Barrada
Born 1971, Paris, France.
Lives and works in Tangier, Marocco and Paris, .

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Venice Biennale, Sharjah Biennale,

She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the International Center of Photography in New York.


Biography and art, auction, artworks, interview, statement, website:

Yto Barrada artworks on eBay
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.

The photographs are part of the series The Strait: A Record of Northern Ennui (2001), in which the Moroccan/French photographer Yto Barrada (b. 1971) sketches the life without prospects in the northern Moroccan city of Tangier…

Interview with artist, with images of works

I thought: people say it’s better to have no life at all than a life full of holes. But then they say: better an empty sack than no sack. I don’t know.’

Barrada’s photographs and videos reflect her double cultural identity and raise the question of the “passage” between South and North, North Africa and Europe…

A Life Full of Holes