Bourouissa (1978, Blida) is renowned for his straightforward, impactful colour photographs of youth, immigrants and everyday life in the suburbs of Paris. To make his most recent work Horseday he worked with the local community of Philadelphia.
Fascinated by the role that riders, stables and horses play in the African American community, he collaborated with artists and riders to launch a competition for the most elegantly decorated horse. Bourouissa translated this event into a series of photographs, a film and several sculptures.
The artist often seeks out specific themes and status symbols that exist in certain communities. The presentation at the Stedelijk Museum will feature an expanded installation of this project, augmented with preliminary studies, a spatial projection and photographs printed on an array of materials.