The photographer Yto Barrada has been awarded the seventh Abraaj Group Art Prize.
The artist is to receive $100,000 and has the opportunity to present one of her works at the Art Dubai fair running from 18 until 21 March 2015.
Yto Barrada is a Franco-Moroccan photographer who was raised in Tangiers, Morocco. It was Jean-Marc Tingaud who introduced her to photography before she left for France to study History and Politics at the Sorbonne. She then went on to continue her studies at the International Centre of Photography in New York. Barrada’s work has been exhibited at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona; at Witte de With, Rotterdam; the Jeu de Paume, Paris; L’appartement 22, Rabat; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Villa Médicis, Rome. In 2006 she was the Laureate at the Academy of Arts, Berlin. She has also initiated the Cinémathèque de Tanger project and is currently represented by the Polaris gallery, Paris and the Galerieofmarseille in Marseille.