Yasmina Benabderrahmane was born in 1983 in Rueil-Malmaison. Graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2009 and of the Studio national des arts contemporains Le Fresnoy in 2015, her work has been the subject of several group exhibitions, including at the 54th contemporary art fair of the city of Montrouge in 2009, and the YoungCréeation fair in 2013 at the CENTQUATRE, Paris.
She is the winner of the LE BAL Award of Young Creation with ADAGP 2019.
Related exhibition: 15 January – 12 April 2020: La Bête, un conte moderne by Yasmina Benabderrahmane at LE BAL, Paris.
In 2012, Benabderrahmane returned to her home country of Morocco after 12 years, crossing the dunes and plains to create Super-8 films mapping out the ever-changing landscape. The film stills collected in this book invite us to follow the path winding between tradition and modernity. We travel to the Bouregreg Valley, a new cultural centre which symbolizes the modernity and changing physiognomy of ancestral lands. Further afield, we discover the desert plains of Chichaoua, rocky and stripped back, where sleepy villages nestle in a place where time stands still.