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Oussama Tabti artwork

The artwork Parlophones by Oussama Tabti can be seen at the Brucity Administrative Centre of the City of Brussels (Rue des Halles 4 - 1000 Brussels).

Parlophones, 2020
Artist: Oussama Tabti
1988, Algiers, Algeria, lives and works in Brussels.

Oussama Tabti's oeuvre questions hermetic geopolitics, made up of impassable borders and cultures that withdraw into themselves. In his own way, he denounces the difficulty of moving around in a world that is certainly globalised, yet distrustful of foreigners and difference.

Through conversations and listening (thus passing through oral memory), the artist explores the stories of seven persons who have chosen to live in Brussels, while originally coming from different countries. The stories told in the person's own language reach us through the intercom system of apartment doorbells, like those that can be seen at the entrance of many buildings in Brussels.

Oussama Tabti

Born in Algeria in 1988, Oussama Tabti is a visual artist, who lives and works in Brussels.

He graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Algiers in 2012, from the Art School of Aix-en-Provence in 2017 and from HISK (Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten) in Ghent in 2020.

His work questions hermetic geopolitics, consisting of impassable frontiers and cultures that fold up on themselves. In his own way he denounces the difficulty of moving in a world that is indeed globalized but also suspicious, frightened by the 'stranger' and by difference.

His work has been exhibited at festivals, museums and galleries including Dakar Biennale, Salon de Montrouge, Centrale for contemporary art in Brussels, Museum of Contemporary art of Bordeaux, Museo Riso in Palermo, Kunstraum Kreuzberg in Berlin and it is part of several collections like the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona MACBA, Centre National des Arts Plastique CNAP, M HKA Museum of contemporary art of Antwerp, as well as private collections.

Oussama Tabti artwork