Kunstenaar Gastdocent

Hamza Halloubi





Hamza Halloubi develops narratives that unfold in a sphere that balances between documentary and fiction. He approaches history in a poetic manner involving recurrent themes such as reading, memory and exile. These narratives, situated somewhere between the personal and the collective, run parallel to the official version of history but question it at the same time. Halloubi’s works have an exceptional evocative power. He reduces the image to its most elementary form: an image that captures and transforms reality. According to Halloubi, reality always is a construction. In his films he uses spoken language to create yet another image.

Born in 1982 in Tangier, Morocco, Halloubi currently lives and works in Brussels (BE), Tangier (MA), and Amsterdam (NL). Halloubi holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the ENSAV la Cambre, in Brussels. From 2012 – 2014 he participated in the residency program of HISK, Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent (BE), and from 2015 – 2017 he was resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (NL).

Hamza Halloubi is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on video and painting. He had solo exhibitions at a.o. Argos centre for audiovisual arts, Brussels (2021/22, BE); Museum De Pont, Tilburg (2020, 2015, NL); L’appartement 22, Rabat (Morocco, 2019); Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples (2017, IT); c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e, Brussels (2017 and 2014, BE); A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam (2016, NL); KIOSK, Ghent (2014, BE); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2013, BE). His work was part of group shows at a.o. S.M.A.K., Ghent (2019, BE); Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp (2018, BE); Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, (2018, UA); SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT, Frankfurt (2018, DE); De Pont Museum, Tilburg (2017, NL); Witte de With, Rotterdam, (2016, NL); EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (2016, NL); tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (2015, NL) Works by Hamza Halloubi are part of international private and public collections.

Gastdocent in

2023, 2016

Featured events

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The Constant Glitch

02/04/2021 05/09/2021
M Leuven, Leuven, BE Tentoonstelling
Hamza Halloubi, 2021
ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, Brussel, BE Tentoonstelling
WALK! 2022


18/02/2022 22/05/2022
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE Tentoonstelling
You're your country's lost property with no office to claim you back! Hamza Halloubi, 2022, installation shot
tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL Tentoonstelling

Motel Corona

27/05/2023 05/11/2023
S.M.A.K., Gent, BE Tentoonstelling
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Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten - Vlaanderen, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, BE Happening