Younes Baba-Ali


Younes Baba-Ali is a laureate of "la Bourse COCOF MAAC 2014"He also won the Art Contest 2014.

 Yousef Baba-Ali's practice is diverse. It goes over categorisations’ endeavours and takes roots in various mediums ranging from the new technologies, to sound, video, photography and installation. Though a skilled user of all them, Baba Ali does not aim at emphasizing multimedia and technologies of information and communication, and/or at feeding the kind of blind admiration that justifies technique as a goal in and by itself. Conversely, his works seem to deal with unremitting exhaustion attempts that almost remind of a war, or guerrilla, strategy: “in order to undermine a system, it is first necessary to penetrate it”.

In his newest project MORO©©O, the artist will reflect on the legal concept of copyright as it is enacted by most governments granting the owner or creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution by questioning the lack of right to copy.

In 2014-2015 Younes Baba Ali is artist in residence at Moussem.

Baba-Ali in the media: 1, 2

Expos 2015:

*The Laboratory of Hearing
From February 13 to April 12 at the University of Arts, Helsinki (Fi).
With other artists, like Caroline Basset, Florent Caron Darras, Monika Czyzyk, Mark Fell, Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen,
Tuukka Haapakorpi, Russel Hasswell, Jean-Louis Huhta, etc.

*Eurovideo 2015
From March17 to March 19 2015 at Théâtre de Liège, Liège (Be).
Festival and european art vidéo competition by Vidéographies and Mons 2015

*Patrimoine et Art contemporain, Une autre histoire
From April 9 to May 9 2015 at Citerne Portugaise, El Jadida (Ma).
Institut Français of Morocco and L'Atelier de la Source du Lion.
With other artitst, like Daniel Buren, Miguel Chevalier, etc.

*Casablanca, énergie noire - Mons 2015
From April 16 to April 26 2015 at Maison Folie, Mons 2015 european cultural capital, Mons (Be).
With other artists, like Amina Agueznay, Zineb Andress Arraki, Aouina, etc.

*Art Brussels
From April 25 to April 7 avril 2015, Art Brussels (Be)
Solo project /Art'Contest

*Museum d'Ixelles
From May 7 to May 31 2015, Museum Ixelles, Bruxelles
(Be). Personal expo / prix Art'Contest 2014


Born in 1986 in Oujda, Morocco, Younes Baba-Ali lives and works in Brussels & Casablanca. After graduating from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg in 2008, he has participated in several international exhibitions and biennials. Among them, the Biennale of Marrakech 'AIM', the Biennale Skopje BJCEM, Macedonia, Sketch Gallery, London; "FIAV 09", Catania, Sicily, "Brick & Mortar International Video Art Festival", Greenfield, United States; Espacio Menos Uno, Madrid, Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona; Interference, Breda; CEAAC, Strasbourg, In-Sonora Sound Art Festival, Madrid and La Galerie du Syndicat Potentiel, Strasbourg.