Mohamed Thara

Mohamed Thara
was born in 1972 in Fez, Morocco. He lives and works between Fez and Bordeaux. As a multidisciplinary artist, he holds a National Diploma (DNSEP) in Plastic Expressions from the “Ecole des Beaux-Arts” in Bordeaux and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts from the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne. After having trained in Paris in the different films and photography technics, first, at INA SUP (Audiovisual National Institute) and then at Arscipro (Professional Film School), Mohamed teaches ‘Aesthetics and Theory of Art’ at the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne where he is currently writing his Thesis and preparing his Phd. Painter, photographer, video artist and multi-talented performer, he tries to extend the boundaries of painting with a very personal pictorial work that questions the ambiguity of the representation. His performances question the sense of “living together” and give his images the capacity to make us analyze the world we live in. Through his videos oscillating between tension and balance, giving birth and generating death, Mohamed questions the imminence of death to let us comprehend about life’s fragility. His photographic work contains a promise of ritual writing, a thought rightly thrown into the world, a global and critical project about society through the moving image that raises many questions: history, memory, evil, identity, pain, chaos … Mohamed hunts the unconscious in beings’ deepest level, creating new frontiers to deconstruct ideologies, which is the whole point of his artistic and critical approach. Mohamed Tara has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world: The “Soho International Art Contest” in New York,USA the “Biennale of Contemporary Art in Sharajah”, United Emirates Arab, the collective Grand Palais “Jeune Peinture” in Paris, France, the “Mutation” at the Museum – (CAPC)- of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux,France and also at the Cité Frugès-Le Corbusier in Pessac, the “Village des Arts” in Dakar, Senegal, at the “Essaouira’s Photographic Nights International Festival” Morocco and many other artistic events. Several private collectors from France, Morroco and abroad have acquired his work.

Work / video

Title : An egg, the White is left but the Yellow remains., 2016, 1min 13
The video “An egg, the White is left but the Yellow remains” shows well the impossible reconciliation between the colonizer and the colonized. Although they do not have the same texture, the same color, the same shape, not the same odor, the white and the yellow both cohabit in a harmonious and natural way within the egg. But when there is a fracture, the breaking or separation, each follows its nature. In the same way, imperialism, colonization and domination of peoples never lasts. One day or another the White man has to leave the territory to the Yellow one.

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