Btihal Remli ( b. 1987, Germany) is a visual storyteller focused on art and documentary photography. Based in Morocco, where her family is originally from, Btihal explores stories related to identity, religion and belief, gender and socio-cultural representation in her home country. She has also attempted to convey the juxtaposition between her German identity and Moroccan deeply rooted origins.
Btihal completed a Master Degree in Architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. Her master thesis for graduation was a photography book about the cultural spaces in Morocco within the context of Spacial Theory in order to depict how a structural space can emerge out of a ritual, and how the ritual can transform a public space into a private one.
As a result, social issues and questions arise. Her photography is a tool and method to understand and at the same time communicate her point in this debate. In fact, observations that evolve into a position.
Her work has been exhibited in Austria, Italy, Hungary, Germany, UAE, Switzerland, and Morocco.Awards, Scholarships & Nominations
2017 nominated for PDN Emerging Photographer
2017 Magnum Foundation, Prince Clause Fund, AFAC Grant for Photography
2017 nominated for World Press Photo JSM Award
2017 nominated AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize
2017 nominated Jameel Prize 5
2016 Mophradat Grant for Arts
2016 SMArt Residency, Sierre
2016 Scholarship of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg
2014 Project Grant Academy of Fine Arts, ViennaSolo Shows2017 From then till now, ÈSAV Marrakech, MA2017 Inside, Spazio Norbert Salenbauch, Venice during the Venice Biennale, IT2016 Les Héros de la Montange, MAXXX Project Space, Sierre, CH2016 Inside, VOICE Gallery, Marrakech, MAGroup Shows2017 1:54 London, GB2016 Offprint London, Tate Modern GB2016 HIPA, Dubai Photo Exhibition, UAE2015 Kunst-Werk Arnsberg, DE2015 Unexpected, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU2015 Liquid Rooms, Venice, IT2014 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AUNews & PressDONNA | InsideSMArt | Sustainable Mountain ArtL'oeil de la PhotographieLensculture: Femininity and Modern Morocco
La Maison WertnOnfilm.PhotoThis Very InstantShooting FilmAnalog magazineFotofilmicArch+Artist Talks
2016 Inside, Conversation with Juan Asís Palao Gómez, VOICE Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 Les Héros de la Montagne, COP22, Marrakech, MA
2016 Paroles d’artistes, Conversation with Wiame Haddad & Juan Asís Palao Gómez, Goethe Institute, Rabat, MA
2016 Inside, La Serre, Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, MA
2015 Inside, Trading Zones Workshop (with Tobias Zielony, Berit Schuck, Laila Hida), Marrakech, MA
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