Tarek Lakhrissi (*1992) is a French-Moroccan artist and poet with a background in literature. He works across installation, performance, film, text, and sculpture, engaging with political and social issues around transformative narratives within language, magic, codes, and affects. His background in literature draws influence from feminist and queer writers such as Elsa Dorlin, Jean Genet, Kaoutar Harchi, Monique Wittig and José Esteban Muñoz, providing his work with a critical atmosphere and an interest in queer of color experience. He currently teaches at the CCC Research-Based Master Program of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD (Geneva School of Art and Design). Lakhrissi has been exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions including Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Museum of Contemporary Art, 22nd Biennale of Sydney (Sydney), Wiels (Brussels), Palazzo Re Rebaudengo/Sandretto (Guarene/Torino), Manchester International Festival (Manchester), Mostyn (Llandudno), Shedhalle (Zurich), Fondation Ricard (Paris), Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), High Art (Paris), Kevin Space (Vienna), Hayward Gallery (London), Auto Italia South East (London), Grand Palais, FIAC (Paris), Fondation Lafayette Anticipations (Paris), L’Espace Arlaud (Lausanne), Zabriskie (Geneva), Fondation Gulbenkian (Paris), Veda gallery (Florence), CRAC Alsace (Altkirch), Kim? (Riga), Artexte (Montreal), Gaité Lyrique (Paris), and SMC/CAC (Vilnius). Lakhrissi’s artworks are part of different private and public collections like Defares, Sandretto Foundation, or CNAP. He is represented by VITRINE Gallery (London/Basel). He lives and works in Paris.
Lakhrissi completed an artistic residency held in 2022 in Prague in the framework of the tranzit.cz / Biennale Matter of Art project Center and Periphery: Cultural Deserts in Eastern Europe, funded by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA and Norway Grants) in the program Culture. The residency resulted in the creation of a new work that was exhibited at the second edition of the Biennale Matter of Art 2022 in Prague.