Mohamed Bourouissa


The film All-in was created by Mohamed Bourouissa specifically for the Monnaie de Paris (the Paris Mint) and shot on the Mint’s two sites, at the Quai de Conti in Paris (6th arrondissement) and in Pessac (in the Gironde region), where the euro coins are minted.

Two worlds collide here, those of the Paris Mint –the oldest institution in France– and rap. All-in is a commentary on the creation of an image: that of Booba’s portrait, drawn by Mohamed Bourouissa and inscribed in metal using the techniques and expertise of the master-engravers at the Paris Mint. The film invites us to delve behind the scenes of money minting. The video unfolds slowly and carefully, echoing the meticulous craftsmanship involved in the minting process. With All-in, Mohamed Bourouissa invited Booba into the workings of the Paris Mint. So it is that this historically important place, where money is minted every day, becomes a stage for the emblematic French rapper.



b. 1978, Blida, Algeria

Lives and works in Paris, France. He describes contemporary society implicitly, by its contours. With a critical take on the mass media image, the subjects of his photographs and videos are people left behind at the crossroads of integration and exclusion. His work has been shown in France as well as abroad, in numerous exhibitions. Among recent group shows: Retour du monde- commandes publiques autour du tramway de Paris, Mamco, Geneva (2013) • Festival Hors-Pistes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2013) • Voice of Images, Palazzo Grassi, Fondation François Pinault, Venice (2012) • ILLUMInazioni/ILLUMInations, Venice Biennial (2011) • Dynasty, Palais de Tokyo, Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ARC, Paris (2010) • 6th Berlin Biennial (2010) • Younger than Jesus, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2009). Recent solo exhibitions include: All-In, kamel mennour, Paris (2013) • Peripheral Stages: Mohamed Bourouissa and Tobias Zielony, MAXXI, Rome (2012) • L’Utopie d’Auguste Sander, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers (2012) • The Mirror, SCAD, Savannah College of Arts and Design, Atlanta (2011) • Peripheral Stages: Mohamed Bourouissa and Tobias Zielony, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2011).