Published by After 8 Books. Edited by Myriam Ben Salah, Benjamin Thorel. Text by Anahi Alviso-Marino, Negar Azimi, Guillaume Désanges, Yilmaz Dziewior, Ruba Katrib, Jesse McKee, Marilou Thiébault.
This is the first monograph on the internationally acclaimed French Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa (born 1985). Love, hatred, war, technology, social unrest, bodies and words in crisis: this is the material of which Beloufa’s work is made. His films, sculptures and multimedia installations audaciously explore how art can address today’s issues, challenging contemporary representations of social relationships, power games, and political and economic structures. An artist favoring collaborations over authorship, and responsive work strategies over predetermined intentions, Beloufa has invented his own work methods, and a particular approach to the studio as a workplace. The catalog presents the artist’s projects over the past 12 years, including recent experiments with online platforms and NFTs.