Btihal Remli ( b. 1987, Germany out of Moroccan descent) 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 2021 Artist Residency Fellowship at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies 2020 Recherche- und Arbeitsstipendien Bildende Kunst der Stadt Köln 2019 Atelier l'Observatoire residency program 2019 selected for the New York Times Portfolio Reviews 2019 Caravane Tighmert research residency program 2019 selected for the Women's Media Leadership Workshop in Kenya 2019 Le18 artist and research residency program 2018 Kunststiftung NRW Grant for visual arts 2018 shortlisted for the UNSEEN book Award 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, Vienna
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
Teaching 2018 Co-Teaching in the class of Emeka Okereke at the Summer Academy Salzburg, Austria 2017 Holding Workshop in Photography at ésav Marrakech, Morocco
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