Meriem Bennani

Meriem Bennani was born in 1988, in Rabat, Morocco. She lives and works in New York.

Mixing the languages of reality TV, advertising, documentaries, phone footage, and high-end commercial aesthetics, Meriem Bennani explores the potential of storytelling through magical realism and humour. Her work spans video, animation, sculpture, drawing, and installation.

Bennani earned a BFA from The Cooper Union in New York and a MFA from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

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Meriem Bennani CV

Press Kit PDF

Artist's Website

Exhibitions

Upcoming SIGNAL Project
September 2018

Gradual Kingdom
November 13 - December 20, 2015

Paste (with Hayden Dunham)
April 4 - April 27, 2014

Selected Press

Rhizome

Artist Profile: Meriem Bennani
06/01/18

Mousse Magazine

ALL THE MECHANICS ARE REVEALED: Meriem Bennani interviewed by Rahel Aima (PDF)
02/01/18

Forbes Magazine

30 Under 30: Meriem Bennani
11/01/17

The Brooklyn Rail

Meriem Bennani: Siham and Hafida
10/17/17

Hyperallergic

Moroccan Identity and Digital Culture Connect in an Internet-Age Funhouse
10/05/17

The Fader

The intimate humor of Meriem Bennani's art
10/04/17

Artforum

Critic's Pick: Meriem Bennani at The Kitchen
10/02/17

Mousse Magazine

Light Play: Twisting Reality and Deepening Narrative through Augmentation
10/01/17

Lenny Letter

Meriem Bennani's Feminine Mystique
09/29/17

Huffington Post

Moroccan Artist Meriem Bennani Offers and Absurd Antidote to Fake News
09/21/17

Office Magazine

Meriem Bennani's Internet-age Playground
09/16/17

Artspace

8 Artists to Watch in September
09/09/17

Art21

Meriem Bennani's Exploded Vision
06/14/17

Teen Vogue

Artist Meriem Bennani Uses Humor to Critique Western Perceptions of Muslim Women
06/14/17

i-D

meriem bennani's fictional hijab collection blends metallica and modest wear
04/12/17

The Art Newspaper

Virtual Insanity: Moroccan multimedia artist Meriem Bennani brings quirky narratives to the Art Dubai Bar this year
03/14/17

The Creator's Project: Vice

Meriem Bennani's Surreal Life
03/01/17

Cultured Magazine

Meriem Bennani: 30 Under 35
01/01/17

The Village Voice

Meriem Bennani's iPhone-Video Collage Mesmerizes at MoMA P.S.1
08/02/16

The Creators Project

Experience Morocco Through the Eyes of an Anthropomorphic Fly
07/20/16

Bedford and Bowery

Meriem Bennani's FLY at PS1 Will Leave You Feeling Buzzed
07/12/16

Artforum

Critic's Picks: Meriem Bennani at PS1
07/08/16

Art in America

Review: Meriem Bennani
02/11/16

The New York Times

Meriem Bennani's "Gradual Kingdom" Focuses on Morocco
12/03/15

Bedford + Bowery

Meriem Bennani Surfs Through Morocco in Gradual Kingdom
12/02/15

purple DIARY

Meriem Bennani "Gradual Kingdom" at SIGNAL, New York
11/23/15

The Front

Interview with Meriem Bennani
11/23/15

Huffington Post Maghreb

Meriem Bennani, du fun, de l'art et de la mode
10/30/15

The New York Times Magazine

The Absurdist Hijabs and Instagram Wizardry of One Millennial Artist
10/28/15

purple DIARY

HAYDEN DUNHAM & MERIEM BENNANI "IN LIGHT" PRESENTED BY SIGNAL GALLERY IN COLLABORATION WITH NEWD ART SHOW AND UOVO, Miami Beach
12/05/14

The New York Times

Art in Review: Hayden Dunham and Meriem Bennani: "Paste"
04/18/2014

: Hayden Dunham and Meriem Bennani: "Paste"
04/18/2014