Oliver-Selim Boualam (*1992, Stühlingen, GER) lives and works as an artist and designer in Karlsruhe. His participatory sculptures and experimental objects always search for the fun and unusual in everyday routines. While working with an array of different materials - from wood and steel to plastics and ceramics - his designs try to reflect both a playful and social component.
Boualam is part of the design duo BNAG and belongs to the FAN collective.
He has been a scholarship holder of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg since 2022, from 2016-19 he was a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation, in 2017 he was an artist in residence at Villa Lena, IT.
His works were part of the exhibitions "Aus Spiel wird Kunst" (Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, GER, 2022), "BioMedia" (ZKM, Karlsruhe, GER, 2021), "SuperGroup I & II" (Superhouse, New York, USA, 2021), "Open Codes" (ZKM Karlsruhe, GER, and Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, KOR, 2017-21), "Under / Over" (Marta L.A., Los Angeles, USA, 2020), "The (Functional) Art of this Century" (Design Miami with Functional Art Gallery, Miami, USA, 2019), "Blow Up" (Friedman Benda, New York, USA, 2019), "Field Trip" (BNAG Solo Show, Functional Art Gallery, Berlin, GER, 2018), "BLESS N° 56 Worker's Delight" (Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, GER, 2016) and others.
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