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Raphael-Bachir Osman

Born in 1992, lives and works in Mulhouse. Graduated from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin with honours, Raphaël-Bachir Osman also studied in 2016 at the Kunsthochschule Weissenssee Berlin.

He was between 2017-2021, co-director of Erratum Galerie, an artist-run-space located in Berlin, Kreuzberg.
He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Berlin and most recently, in 2019, his work was shown at the Kunstraum Riehen in Basel, at the Biennale Jeune Création Mulhouse 019 and for the Prix de Novembre in Vitry. In 2020, he was nominated for the Emerige Revelations grant, and was awarded the research and creation grant from the Ateliers Médicis' Création en Cours programme.

Raphaël-Bachir Osman develops a multi-faceted practice ranging from painting to installation.
Alone or in collaboration, he questions with joyful derision each stage of the life of the works and the imperious notion of originality, from creation to assembly and exhibition. Attentive to the formal, symbolic or kitschy and outdated oddities of everyday life, he extracts, projects and reinvests certain often sensual and surprising motifs within the reflective spaces of the white cube or the canvas. By mixing registers and tones as much as materials and effects, Raphaël-Bachir Osman skilfully plays with a singular humour on the borders of the absurd, bad taste or perhaps the keys to a mystical symbolism whose codes remain to be discovered.

«Petit torso vs Grande Chocotablette (diptych)», 2021, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 vs 65 x 120 cm
«Scarpetta n°1», 2022, oil on canvas, 27 x 35 cm
Atelier Mondial
New York

Galapagos Art Space 70 North 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211Residency Unlimited 360 Court street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Further information

Origin: Basel, Switzerland

Destination: New York, USA

Time period: 01.02.2023 - 31.07.2023

Exchange: Outgoing

Programme type: Visual Arts

Grant type: Studio