Hicham Berrada was born in 1986 in Casablanca, and he now lives in Roubaix, France. Berrada studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Le Fresnoy National Visual Arts Centre. He has developed a practice that relies on knowledge and intuition, situated between scientific research and poetry. His works, often in the form of videos or sculptures, are the result of performances that frequently involve a chemical and physical manipulation. Like a painter, Hicham Berrada thus uses the tools of experimental research to create novel landscapes. In seeking to reveal the beauty and perfection of the natural elements through these manipulations, he posits the artist as someone who activates a material’s inherent properties.
Hicham Berrada has been a fellow at the Villa Medici, the Cent Quatre, and the Pinault Collection’s artist-inresidence programme in Lens.