Btihal Remli (b. 1987, Germany of Moroccan descent) is a...
Btihal Remli (b. 1987, Germany of Moroccan descent) is a visual storyteller specializing in art and documentary photography. Currently based in Morocco, her ancestral home, Btihal delves into narratives surrounding identity, religion, belief, gender, and socio-cultural representation within her native country. Her work also explores the juxtaposition between her German identity and deeply rooted Moroccan origins.

Holding a Master's Degree in Architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, Btihal's academic background informs her unique perspective as a photographer. Her master's thesis, a photography book on cultural spaces in Morocco within the context of Spatial Theory, illustrates the intersection between ritual, structural space, and the transformation of public to private realms.

As a visual storyteller, Btihal utilizes her photography as a tool to both comprehend and communicate her stance on societal issues, transforming observations into a powerful position. Her work has been showcased in exhibitions across Austria, Italy, Hungary, Germany, UAE, Switzerland, and Morocco.

Awards, Scholarships & Nominations
2023 Stiftung Kunstfonds, NEUSTARTplus Stipendium
2021 Artist Residency Fellowship at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies
2020 Recherche- und Arbeits­sti­pen­dien  Bildende Kunst der Stadt Köln
2019 Atelier l'Observatoire residency program
2019 selected for the New York Times Portfolio Reviews
2019 Caravane Tighmert research residency program
2019 selected for the Women's Media Leadership Workshop in Kenya
2019 Le18 artist and research residency program
2018 Kunststiftung NRW Grant for visual arts
2018 shortlisted for the UNSEEN book Award
2017 nominated for PDN Emerging Photographer
2017 Magnum Foundation, Prince Clause Fund, AFAC Grant for Photography
2017 nominated for World Press Photo JSM Award
2017 nominated AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize
2017 nominated Jameel Prize 5
2016 Mophradat Grant for Arts
2016 SMArt Residency, Sierre
2016 Scholarship of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg
2014 Project Grant Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Solo Shows
2021 The Migration of Djinn – Chapter One: Codes of Conduct, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, DE
2021 The Djinn Diaries, Gemeinde Köln, Cologne, DE
2019 Les Héroes de la Montagne, The Work Hub, Vevey, CH
2017 From then till now, ÈSAV Marrakech, MA
2017 Inside, Spazio Norbert Salenbauch, Venice during the Venice Biennale, IT
2016 Les Héros de la Montange, MAXXX Project Space, Sierre, CH
2016 Inside, VOICE Gallery, Marrakech, MA

Group Shows
2023 Parfum d’Orient, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, FR
2023 Cooking as Performance, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, DE
2022 Sharjah Vantage Point 10, Al Hamriyah Studios, Sharjah, UAE
2021 Ce qui s'oublie et ce qui reste, Musée na­tional de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, FR
2020 Croyances : faire et défaire l'invisible, Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris, FR 
2019 Palp Festival, Exposition Universelle du Fromage à Raclette V, Bruson, CH
2019 MA WA, Le18, Marrakech, MA
2019 Filles de Blédards, Brussel, BEL
2018 Foreseen: new narratives from the APJD, World Press Photo Exhibition, Washington DC, USA
2018 SHIFTING POINT(S), Periscope, Salzburg, AUT, curated by Simone Rudolph
2018 Territories in motion, Place de la Palud, Lausanne, CH

2017 1:54 London, GB
2016 Offprint London, Tate Modern GB
2016 HIPA, Dubai Photo Exhibition, UAE
2015 Kunst-Werk Arnsberg, DE
2015 Unexpected, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 Liquid Rooms, Venice, IT
2014 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AU

News & Press
for Der Spiegel | on André Heller
Blind Magazine | dancing spectra 
DONNA | Inside
SMArt | Sustainable Mountain Art
L'oeil de la Photographie
Lensculture: Femininity and Modern Morocco
La Maison Wertn
This Very Instant
Shooting Film
Analog magazine

Artist Talks
2016 Inside, Conversation with Juan Asís Palao Gómez, VOICE Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 Les Héros de la Montagne, COP22, Marrakech, MA
2016 Paroles d’artistes, Conversation with Wiame Haddad & Juan Asís Palao Gómez, Goethe Institute, Rabat, MA
2016 Inside, La Serre, Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, MA
2015 Inside, Trading Zones Workshop (with Tobias Zielony, Berit Schuck, Laila Hida), Marrakech, MA

2018 Co-Teaching in the class of Emeka Okereke at the Summer Academy Salzburg, Austria
2017 Holding Workshop in Photography at ésav Marrakech, Morocco

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Btihal Remli PhotographyBtihal Remli ( b. 1987, Germany) is a visual storyteller focused on art and documentary photography. Based in Morocco, where her family is originally from, Btihal explores stories related to identity, religion and belief, gender and socio-cultural representation in her home country. She has also attempted to convey the juxtaposition between her German identity and Moroccan deeply rooted origins.
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