Neïl Beloufa “Digital Mourning”


Pirelli HangarBicocca
Via Chiese 2


17 Feb 2021 - 09 Jan 2022



Neïl Beloufa “Digital Mourning”

The first major solo exhibition devoted to Neïl Beloufa in an Italian institution. Titled Digital Mourning, and curated by Roberta Tenconi, this new exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca embraces a large selection of works, including the artist’s most relevant installations and walk-through sculptures.

Neïl Beloufa is one the most powerful voices of the generation of artists born in the 1980s. His artistic research focuses on contemporary society and on how it is represented and mediated by digital interaction, often with the aim of exposing the control mechanisms. In his videos, feature films, sculptures, and technologically complex installations, Beloufa plays on the viewer’s sensory experience, inviting them to reappraise their own beliefs and stereotypes. He addresses present-day issues that range from power relationships to digital surveillance, to data collection and nationalistic ideologies, to identity and a post-colonial understanding of the world.

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    Neïl Beloufa, Exhibition view, “Digital Mourning”, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio.