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Last Man Out

009_05 / 30 November 2015


Fayçal Baghriche

Last Man Out

36 mins


While the performance work of Fayçal Baghriche is usually conceptual or involves a form of public intervention, Last Man Out is his most theatrical presentation. Here, Baghriche embodies the character of a man known as William Rodrigquez, whose story Baghriche discovered on the internet. Rodriguez's claim was that he was the last man who left the World Trade Center on the day of the 9/11 attacks. Upon hearing Rodriguez, Baghriche questioned the reality of the story. The re-enactment of the story, which was titled 'Last Man Out' by members of the public who came across it, is the artist's way of questioning the truth behind this and other stories distributed through media.


Read Fayçal Baghriche in conversation with Sheyma Buali here.

About the author

Fayçal Baghriche

Fayçal Baghriche (b.1972) grew up between two cultures, navigating an Arab culture in the private sphere and western culture in the public realm. Baghriche has a diploma in Fine Arts from La Villa Arson, Nice and a BA in Dramatic Arts from Sophia Antipolis, Nice and an MA in Multimedia Creation from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. He has exhibited widely both in France and internationally. He has participated in Brooklyn Euphoria, New York, and Dashanzi International Art Festival, Beijing. He has shown his work in Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany; Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain and The Museum of Modern Art of Algiers, Algeria. He was included in La force de l’Art in 2009, and took part in Nuit Blanche, Paris, and Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse. In 2010 he showed at The Museum of Modern Art Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux, and Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence. In 2011, he was part of The Future of a Promise, at the 54th Venice Biennale. In 2012, his work will be exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Gwangju Biennale, BrotKunsthalle, Vienna and Galerie Campagne Première, Berlin.