Carrefour / Meeting Point
The Marrakech Biennale and beyond
(l) Serment d'Aristote, wire, acrylic thread, 2010
(r) Serment d'Hippocrate, wire, copper, basket willow, 2014
© Max Boufata
Max Boufathal, born 1983 in Paris, is a French-Moroccan sculptor. He graduated with honours from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France, in 2002. His sculptures seem like a hybrid high-tech tribe of warriors, animals and weapons, obeying a new order of natural selection. These figures are rendered in high visibility and reflective materials. This formidable cast combines ancient tribalism with consumerism. As part of the Africa Light collective, he has exhibited internationally at the Biennial of Contemporary Art, Dakar (2010) and the Biennial of Dance, Bamako (2010). Solo exhibitions of his work include Fernelmont Castle (2011); Galérie Saint-Jacques, Saint-Quentin (2011); and High Culture Gallery, Maastricht (2011). A selection of his masks was exhibited at the Marrakech Biennale in 2014. He currently lives in Brussels, Belgium.