Leila Alaoui

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Leila Alaoui (1982 – 18 January, 2016) was a French-Moroccan photographer and video artist. She died from injuries suffered in a terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.[1] 

Life

Leila Alaoui was born in Paris to a Moroccan father and a French mother, and grew up in Marrakesh, Morocco.[1] 
She moved to New York to study photography at the City University of New York,[1] then to Europe before returning to Morocco in 2008, with ​​visits on a regular basis to Beirut and Paris.

Exhibition, film festival and video arts

Her work focused on social and national realities in graphical mode in documentary film and visual arts. She worked on the cultural identity and migration through the creation of images, reports and studio video installations, in particular through a portable studio.

  • Video Streamer, Marseille
  • Tribeca Film Festival , Tribeca , New York
  • Aiva International Video Art Festival, Sweden
  • Now & After / Сейчас & Потом, Video Art Festival / Price of the Jury, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015
  • Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt 
  • Video Forever, Paris

Death

Alaoui was seriously wounded by gunshots in the Cappuccino cafe terrace in the January 15, 2015 attacks in Burkina Faso. She died three days later.[1]

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