Charif Benhelima (1967)

Born in Brussels. Lives and works in Antwerp. Photographer.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Charif Benhelima: Polaroids, 1998 – 2012, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brasil

2013

Imagem em processo: Charif Benhelima: Polaroids 1998 – 2012, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Nitéroi, Brasil
The Allochtone, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium

2012

Artifactual Realities, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, USA
Charif Benhelima: Polaroids 1998-2012, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

2011

Roots II – In Memoriam, Crown Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Semites: A Wall Under Construction, Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium
I was, I Am, Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin, Germany

2010

Welcome to Belgium, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, USA
VOLTANY, Crown Gallery, NY, USA

2008

Roots I, Crown Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2007

Black-out: Vlaams-Nederlands huis deBuren, Brussels, Belgium.
Black-out: De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Harlem on my mind - I Was, I Am, v-editie, Antwerp, Belgium.

2005

Semites, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Gmbh, Berlin, Germany.
Harlem on my mind, Huis Van winckel, Dendermonde, Belgium.
Welcome to Belgium, Forum Fnac, Brussels-Ghent-Liege, Belgium.

2004

I was, I am, Gallery Kusseneers, 1999-2002, Antwerp, Belgium.
Passage-Shirin Neshat./ Welcome to Belgium-Charif Benhelima. Forum ModeNatie (MoMu) Antwerp, Belgium.

1999

Tussen stompzinnigheid en waanzin: foto’s, Museum of Modern Art (PMMK), Oostende, Belgium.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

The Importance of Being …, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

2015

The Importance of Being …, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hidden archive, trampoline, Antwerp, Belgium
Voltooid Verleden Tijd, KADOC - Documentation and Research Center for Religion, Culture and Society, KU Leuven, Belgium
Álbum de Família, Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Beaufort 05, triennial of contemporary art along the Belgian coast, Belgium
The Lubumbashi Biennale 2015, The Democratic Republic of Congo
The Importance of Being…, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Voor(Bij) Woorden (Visite-project from the collection Muhka), Pastorie Ressegem Herzele, Belgium
The Importance of Being …, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Havana, Cuba

2014

Where are we now?, Marrakech Biennale 5, Marrakech, Morocco
Capita Selecta, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, Belgium
The ever changing body - part III, Museumcultuur Strombeek - Smak Gent, Belgium
Nass Belgica - L'immigration marocaine en Belgique, Cité Miroir, Liège, Belgium
Nass Belgica - L'immigration marocaine en Belgique, Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium

2013

The Collection as a Character, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

2012

The FotoFest 2012 Biennial, the Fourteenth International Biennial of Photography, Houston, Texas, USA
Intranquillités, BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium

2011

Masterpieces, MAS | Museum Aan de Stroom Antwerp, Belgium
The Orient, Mind the Book, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

2010

Unfixed, The Center for Contemporary Art (CBK), Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Volta 6, Crown Gallery, Basel, Suisse
Rencontre, Musée des Oudayas, Rabat, Morocco
Résonance: artistes contemporains marocains du monde, Musée de Marrakech, Morocco
The FotoFest 2010 Biennial, the Thirteenth International Biennial of Photography, 2010 in Houston, Texas, USA

2009

A Story of the Image, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore.
Tetris, BPS22 Charleroi, Belgium.
The Ornamental Body - Witte Zaal, Gent, Belgium.
Adding Subtractions, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Summer in the City, Crown Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
A Story of the Image, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
Fading, Musee d’Ixelles,Brussels, Belgium.
Nós, Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2008

Architecture in the picture, Bozar, Centre for Fine art, Brussels, Belgium.
The Collection XXII FANTASY, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium.
Mimétisme, Extra City / Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium.

2007

The Collection XXI, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium.
Portraits de l’autre, Musee d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium.

2006

Abraço, Espaço Chiado, Lisboa, Portugal.
Portraits de l’autre, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, France.
Invisibility, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan, Italy.
Sabotage of reality, Batagianni Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Berlin Tendenzen, Palau de la Virreina - La Capella, Barcelona, Spain.

2005

Photo Based - Visual Art and Photography, MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium.
Démarcations, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, France.
Monopolis, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
In Between, Pferdestall Gmbh, Festival der kulturen, Hamburg, Germany.
Razao e Sensibilidade, Encontro com Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2004

Costanti Diversità – Premio Del Golfo La Spezia 2004, Biennale Europea Arti Visive La Spezia,
Centro Arte Moderna a Contemporanea Della Spezia (CAMeC) La Spezia, Italia.
Walk of Fame, Photokina, Cologne, Germany.
Rencontres Internationales de La Photographie, Arles, France.

2003

A Look at art Belgium in the Nineties, Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA) Antwerp, Belgium.

2000

Open Studio, International Center of Photography (I.C.P.), New York City, U.S.A.

1999

ATTACK! Arti et Amicitiae: Holland festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1998

Ouverte, Museum of photography, Charleroi, Belgium.

 

Books + Artist books

2015

Polaroids 1998-2012, (in progress)

2013

The Allochtoon, Bps22, Charlerloi

2012

Semites, The Album, Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent

2011

Harlem on my mind - I Was, I Am, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Köln, Deutschland
(Texts: James Harithas, Caryl Phillips, Daniella Géo)

2007

Harlem on my mind - I Was, I Am, v-editie, Antwerp, Belgium.
(Text: Caryl Phillips)

2003

Welcome to Belgium, Ludion, Ghent-Amsterdam, Belgium-The Netherlands.
(Text: Luc Tuymans)

 

Residency Programs

2012

Iaspis: Malmö, Sweden

2010

Kamp Kippy 2010 (A.S.A.P), Mount Desert Island, ME, USA

2009

The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2005

The Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.

2003

Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

 

Education

1999-'00

International Center of Photography, New York City, U.S.A.

1995-'98

Higher Institute For Fine Arts, Flanders – Antwerp, Belgium.

1990-'95

Higher Institute Sint Lucas, Brussels, Belgium.
Master in the plastic Arts, Training Photography-Film.

 

NOMINATIONS

2008

Finalist Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography, Harvard University/Peabody Museum

2004

Lauréat du Prix Fnac Européen de la photographie

2001

Laureate for the Reind M. De Vries Foundation, European Photography Prize

 

TEACHING

2009-'15

Professor at the Higher Institute Sint Lucas, Ghent, Belgium

2012- ...

Tutor at the Malmo Art Academy, Sweden

2005

Guest Professor at the HISK (2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) - Higher Institute For Fine Arts, Flanders

2000-'01

Teacher Assistant at the International Center of Photography, NYC