Hicham Berrada

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Hicham Berrada

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Hicham Berrada's works are inspired by the latest scientific advancements, and in particular those in the field of Nanoscience. He behaves, for the same reason as any factor (heat, cold, magnetism, electricity, etc.), by triggering natural physical and chemical processes unseen in our everyday world. He seeks the instant of revelation when the invisible takes shape before our eyes.
His art encompasses the genres of sculpture, installation, video and photography.


Since September 2013, he is artist-in-residence at the Medici Villa in Rome.

Graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (National School for the Fine Arts of Paris, or ENSBA) in 2011, Hicham Berrada spent two years developing his research as a resident at the prestigious Studio National des Arts Contemporains Le Fresnoy (National Studio for Contemporary Arts Le Fresnoy), where, during his final year in 2013, he made the project, Natural Process Activation #1 Arche. He received the Bernar Venet Foundation Prix des amis des Beaux-arts (Friends of the Fine Arts Prize) in 2009 and the François Schneider Foundation’s Prix Talent d’eau (Water Talent Prize) in 2013 for his work, Natural Process Activation #1 – Arche de Miller - 2011-2012.

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