Charif Benhelima

Charif Benhelima, Semites #2, 2005, panel composed of 77 Polaroids organized in two layers, 81 x 103.5 cm Charif Benhelima, Semites #2, 2005, panel composed of 77 Polaroids organized in two layers, 81 x 103.5 cm

Born in Brussels, 1967. Lives and works in Antwerp and Berlin.

Charif Benhelima uses blurry frames , images that have been excluded, traces of memories, traumas, losses. He narrates the history of his relatives and the cultural background of his Moroccan-Jewish education. His images are recurrently allegories of what it is or test to stay invisible.