National Museum Cardiff, Gallery 22a
Award winning French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa’s uses video and multimedia to explore and parody social interaction through subjects as diverse as extra-terrestrials, nationalism and terrorism.
Beloufa’s sculptures, assemblages, videos and installations use displaced, condensed or fictional images. These works exist in a world that parallels our own and delights in it, where the indicental surfaces as the subject, and where these subjects are as likely to meet as two submarines or two satellites. His moving image works look at social interaction and conversation. Set in often mundane or ambiguous settings his characters play out scripted events that reveal subtle consequences and intimate gestures.
Beloufa’s videos have been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Film Festival, Rotterdam, and the London Film Festival. He has won grand prizes at the 54th and 57th Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, the 2011 Audi Talent Award, and the 2013 Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art.