Instant Essay: Meriem Bennani

Cultured Magazine

Meriem Bennani
All photos by @MeriemBennani.

Artist Meriem Bennani is a product of her generation. A young artist with a talent for manipulating digital media, Bennani twists contemporary tropes on their head through her immersive video installations. Informed by her childhood in Morocco, Bennani often shoots there, incorporating her friends and family into her videos. Always humorous, Bennani’s work touches upon the tensions that exist in a developing world. A star on the rise, Bennani recently unveiled “FLY,” her first institutional solo show at MoMA PS1. On view until August, the show reveals a new side of Bennani. To get a more personal look into her life, we asked the artist to answer our questions with images.


What did you consume last?

What did you consume last_ 

Where do you find inspiration? 

Where do you find inspiration_ -1

What’s your favorite photo you’ve taken in the last year?

What's your favorite photo you've taken in the last year_ 

What do you look like in the morning?

What do you look like in the morning_ 

Where do you go when you feel down?

Where do you go when you feel down_  (1)