Tarek Lakhrissi is a young visual artist and a poet, whose work was exhibited in May 2022 at the Studio des Acacias for the first group show of Reiffers Art Initiatives, entitled “DES CORPS LIBRES – Une jeune scène française”. Through text, object, performance and space, his work creates new bodies and reflects on queer futures.
“The poetic works of Tarek Lakhrissi, weapons of a rewriting of our reality” by Ingrid Luquet-Gad
— Numéro, 2021
These three recent sculptural installations by the artist, presented respectively during a solo at La Galerie, CAC de Noisy-le-Sec, and collective exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and at the CAC Brétigny, as well as at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, distilled so many strategies which, to resilience, combine cunning. Born in 1992 in Châtellerault, completed a master's degree in theater studies in Paris and Montreal before officiating for a time at the queer Parisian bookstore Les Mots à la Bouche, Tarek Lakhrissi is now based in Brussels. His journey, like the spirit that infuses each of his pieces, he builds it through interweavings and concentric circles: mediums on the one hand, traversing film, video, performance and installation; scenes on the other hand, surrounding themselves with allied presences past and present, real and fictitious.”
“The 2021 list of 30 new faces” by la rédaction de Vanity Fair
— Vanity Fair, 2021
Mirror of Thought. In 2020, for his installation Unfinished Sentence II, he hangs spears that are both threatening and fragile at the height of the faces of Palais de Tokyo visitors. The taste of words. Before becoming a visual artist, he was a bookseller for six years in Paris. Jean Genet remains one of his favorite authors. Le Journal du voleur also inspired his metal sculpture Perfume of Traitors, exhibited in August in a London gallery.