Hicham Berrada (*1986 in Morocco) lives and works in Paris and Lille.
He was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2020.
As part of the nomination, a new video work is currently on view as a large insitu installation at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The works of Hicham Berrada are weaving an elaborate tapestry between science and poetry. They make use of scientific parameters to reveal the universal magic of our daily lives, intricately choreographing a complex dance between chemical particles and physical reactions. It is not about a representation of nature, but rather about nature being present and active in the majority of his works. Hicham employs a variety of media from photography, video and sculpture to installations and performance (which he nicknames “chemical activations”). He has reinterpreted our assumptions of what a painting is: instead of the naked canvas, he takes reality, while replacing paint and brush with physical elements.
The Online Viewing Room focuses on Berrada's latest series Augure mathématique .