Salim Bayri 1992

Lives in Groningen/ Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.
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Galerie van Gelder

Salim Bayri surrounds himself with an alter ego that he calls Sad Ali, a shortening of 'sad alien'. This cartoon-like figure has no organs, undertakes no actions and opposite to a cartoon personality he doesn't talk. As a kind of ambulant search machine he runs around checking out situations and things. Basically the work of Salim Bayri is about letting the eye jump over from one pictorial stone to another. In case an attraction occurs it is a matter of scanning, holding and making. In that sense his art is a compilation of objects and stories that in several titles is defined as 'storage'. Nevertheless it is not only about that; in a recent installation ”Sandwich break” (2018) he addresses the reality of artefacts (cardboard objects) versus a documented film moment becoming part of reality. He says: 'I like to check when there are dead moments. By showing this I may find out where the real action is.' In his texts Bayri is more analytical and contemplative. There he tells about situations he runs into while moving around in The Netherlands. At this stage he combines his films with narratives on what struck his eye. His films, drawings, prints and wearables stimulate to contemplate on semi-social political themes he has contextualised in a soft-absurdist way.

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Salim Bayri (1992) graduated from the Frank Mohr Institute 2017 and works with a group of artist friends in a studio on the Van Schendelstraat in Groningen. Salim was born in Casablanca and lives and works in this city for several years. His artistic expressions are the result of research into different layers of identity, labels, codes and conflicts that characterize his life as an artist. He uses these impressions through various media in performances, drawings and moving images. Recently (2018) Salim was nominated for the NN Group Art Award and for the George Verberg Stipendium.
Salim Bayri performs in front of his canvas "Smartshop Now" at Big Art 2017.
Salim Bayri (1992) graduated from the Frank Mohr Institute 2017 and works with a group of artist friends in a studio on the Van Schendelstraat in Groningen. Salim was born in Casablanca and lives and works in this city for several years. His artistic expressions are the result of research into different layers of identity, labels, codes and conflicts that characterize his life as an artist. He uses these impressions through various media in performances, drawings and moving images. Recently (2018) Salim was nominated for the NN Group Art Award and for the George Verberg Stipendium.

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Salim Bayri (1992) is at the beginning of his career and a market position is currently detectable mainly through his participations in various group exhibitions (Roodkapje, Rotterdam) and events such as ArtToday 2018 in The Hague. Over the next two years, he will continue to develop his work more or less in peace at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam as an artist-in-residence. Nominations 2018 NN Group Award 2018 - nomination 2017 George Verberg Stipendium - nomination 2017 Hendrik de Vries Stipendium - nomination 2017 Young Blood best of graduates- nomination. 2016 Groot Brugmans Fonds- Travel fund 2015 Holland Scholarship for international students

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lives and works in Groningen and Amsterdam Education 2010 - 2014 Arts and Design, Escola Massana, BFA with honours Barcelona, Spain 2015 - 2017 Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen, Netherlands 2019 - .... Rijksakademie, Amsterdam Residencies 2016 Residency at Sign Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands 2016 Artist in residence at l'Estruch: Fàbrica de Creació de les Arts en Viu, Sabadell, Spain Nominations 2018 NN Group Award 2018 - nomination 2017 George Verberg Stipendium - nomination 2017 Hendrik de Vries Stipendium - nomination 2017 Young Blood best of graduates- nomination. 2016 Groot Brugmans Fonds- Travel fund 2015 Holland Scholarship for international students Selected solo exhibitions 2018 Sad Ali mapping the place, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam Group exhibitions 2019 Slaap Lekker Show, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2018 Before the Fire Starts, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam 2018 The Red Pack, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2018 Smartshop Kaaskoes, TodaysArt, The Hague, Netherlands 2017 Pulse 21, Studio Omstand, Arnhem, Netherlands 2017 Big Art, De Zonnewijser, Amsterdam, curator/founder Anne van der Zwaag 2017 Les conteurs et les montreurs, Dasthe Art Space, Casablanca, Marocco 2017 Welcoming, ADN Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2017 A state of mind, Haus 34a, Bad Bentheim, Germany 2016 Adiós al rombo, Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain - participation 2016 Mastermind Art Program For Young Moroccan Artists, GVCC Casablanca, Marocco 2016 OMG, Sign Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands 2015 Triple Mortal - '¿Dónde en el mundo podría esto ser bello?', La Capella, Barcelona, Spain Selected articles 2018 Geopolitiek in de ogen van een nieuwe generatie, Tubelight #106, March-May, Menno Dudok van Heel, p.6 + center pages: p.6 Interview 2017 Kunst Spot Het atelier van Salim Bayri 2012 Salim Bayri Coeval Magazine, Perwana Nazif Performances 2017 Mr. Worldwide, Clash Festival, Simplon Poppodium, Groningen, Netherlands 2016 Mr. and Ms. Worldwide, 'Happylucky n1' Brooklyn - New York, USA, with to Giovanna Olmos Music 2013-present Co-founder music with Tayeb Bayri duo Bazoga.biz