The French artist Neïl Beloufa was born in 1985 in Paris. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Cooper Union, New York; and Le Fresnoy–Studio National des Arts Contemporain, Tourcoing, France. His work has been shown in contemporary art venues as well as in film festivals. He has had solo exhibitions at the Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (2012); the Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland (2012); the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); the New Museum, New York (2011); and White Box, New York (2008), among others, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. His videos have been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (2011); the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2009, 2012); and the London Film Festival (2009, 2010, 2011), and he was awarded grand prizes at the 54th and 57th Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen, Germany. Beloufa has received many other honors, most recently the Audi Talent Award, Paris (2011).
The Hammer Museum’s Artist Residency Program is supported through a generous grant from the Simms/Mann Family Foundation. The residency program was initiated with funding from the Nimoy Foundation and is supported through a significant grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Neil Beloufa's new film installation, Production Value, was partially realized with funds from the Audi Talent Award 2011.