Neïl Beloufa: Counting on People

In this first UK institutional exhibition of Neïl Beloufa’s work, the ICA show a selection of his latest works on film alongside recent sculptural works across the Lower Galleries and Theatre. These explore the representation of digital information systems and the often conflicting desires for openly available information within mass media.

Art Exhibition previously on at ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 24 September 2014 to Sunday 16 November 2014

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They will be exhibited in specifically designed architectural installations where certain aspects of the images are able to be manipulated and fragmented throughout layers of screens within space.

Within the Lower Galleries, audiences will be met by a series of new sculptures and fragmented and re-edited video works; Beloufa seeks to further break the conventional relationship with the screen, reorienting the way the audience relates to the imaginary constructs of a digital realm. Originally made for the Palais du Tokyo exhibition, his film La domination du monde (World Domination) (2012) features together with a newly commissioned film in partnership with Banff Arts Centre entitled Desire vs Data (2014) that seeks to explore and predict via mathematical systems the personality traits and actions of a group of people within a constructed environment. Installed in the ICA Theatre, both of these works construct situations and scenarios to make powerful statements about the complexities of human interaction and how we choose to interpret the world.

French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa was born in 1985 in Paris. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Cooper Union, New York; and Le Fresnoy–Studio National des Arts Contemporain, Tourcoing, France. His work has been shown in contemporary art venues as well as in film festivals. He has had solo exhibitions at the Mendes Wood Gallery, Sao Paolo (2014), at the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris (2014); the Hammer museum, Los Angeles (2013); Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (2012); the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); the New Museum, New York (2011); and White Box, New York (2008), among others, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. His videos have been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (2011); the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2009, 2012, 2014); and the London Film Festival (2009, 2010, 2011), and he was awarded grand prizes at the 54th and 57th Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen, Germany. Beloufa has received many other honors, most recently the Audi Talent Award, Paris (2011) and the Meurice Prize for contemporary art (2013).