Artist Ikram Bouloum (1993) lives and works in Barcelona where for some time now she has developed her artistic practice as a Dj, having performed in most of the city's clubs and parties. Her sessions are conceived as a form of narrative, a type of sound literature, and her club utopia is a polyphonic space where many voices are represented at the same time. Formed in humanities and specialized in modern and contemporary aesthetics by the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, she has been researching different musical streams for years. She has done her practice in the Department of CCCB Debates and Conferences, the Institute of Humanities and Spring Sound. She has worked for the cooperative “L’Afluent”, where among other jobs, she has carried out a gender-based study of programming that the cooperative “L’Afluent” has done during the years 2018 and 2019 in Fabra and Coats and in Sala VOL. In Sala VOL she has programmed and raised several parties such as “Zen55”, “Contagiós”, “Black Noise” and “Migrations”, among others, this as a form of research and experimentation in the space of the party, to learn and seek its ideal form of club, from a more sensory experience or part of a thought production. In addition, in the framework of the Casal d'Estiu raised by Cristina Noguer and TMDC, she has produced and taught “Ser Sonido” a sound-based workshop with the dancer and researcher Mar Medina. In the past, she has been part of the “Zen55” collective and is now part of “iii (aiaiai)”, a four-man project with Isamit Morales, with which they have a radio program in Dublab.es, which has been in residence at the Hangar.org artistic production center. She is also part of the electronic music collective “Jokkoo” representing the African Diaspora in the city of Barcelona. Since the end of 2019, she has been a music producer with the prolific producer Mans O, whose collaboration “Ha-bb5” has been released. By the end of 2020 she was selected as a talent by the International Network of We Are Europe program.
Monday to Friday 10:30 – 19 h appointment. August closed.
NoguerasBlanchard opened its first space in Barcelona Raval in 2004. The gallery is dedicated to developing a cross-disciplinary international gallery programme, reflecting a variety of conceptually-motivated positions and practices. The gallery’s main goal is to engage in a long-term commitment with the careers of its artists and to be highly involved in the production of works, as well as off-site projects. NoguerasBlanchard have co-produced films, funded biennial projects, artist's books and publications, working in close alliance with international galleries and institutions.
Individual exhibitions are complemented with collective ones and other projects: en 2011 we launched the first Curatorial Open Call which is a yearly opportunity for the younger curators to bring forward their proposals; other initiatives include our Kitchen Talks where artists, critics, curators and other cultural agents are invited to conduct informal talks in the gallery.
In 2012 NoguerasBlanchard opened a second space in Madrid in order to generate new audiences, contexts and possibilities. Located in Dr. Fourquet, next to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and along with other galleries it is a pioneer project with the aim of establishing a nucleus of galleries to which, so far, fifteen have subscribed and which is known as MadridDF. In 2015 the Barcelona venue was moved to a much larger space in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, located in an industrial building together with other galleries and artist studios.
NoguerasBlanchard have incorporated artists such as Wilfredo Prieto, Ignacio Uriarte, Rubén Grilo, Mercedes Azpilicueta and Enric Farrés Duran, who all had their first gallery exhibition in the gallery. We have also recently collaborated with established artists such as Joseph Griguely and Richard Wentworth.
The programme accross two spaces allows the gallery to organize exhibition cycles with guest curators. For instance in 2018-19, ‘Margins of Ten’, an exhibition cycle curated by Rosa Lleó inspired by Charles and Ray Eames' celebrated film Powers of Ten (1975), or in 2017-18 ‘On Affection’, a year long exhibition articulated in a series of individual iterations focusing on performance.
This year NoguerasBlanchard presents ‘The Swamp of Forever’ an exhibition cycle curated by Carlos Fernández-Pello that attempts to unfold a eternal trope into four different aspects, love, coincidence, standard and origin, all sharing the same troublesome relationship with linearity.
Francesco Arena, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Enric Farrés Duran, Anne-Lise Coste, Leandro Erlich, Rubén Grilo, Marine Hugonnier, Christopher Knowles, Fran Meana, Ester Partegàs, Perejaume, Wilfredo Prieto, Shimabuku, Ignacio Uriarte, Richard Wentworth