Youssef Tabti, born in 1968 in Paris, studied art history and visual arts in the city of his birth. His interdisciplinary, often cooperative projects revolve around social processes. In his works, which are shaped by his own multicultural origins and which encompass sound, spatial and video installations, photography, texts, and performative actions, he uses research methods of mapping and documentation to reflect critically on histories of geopolitical, post-colonial and social upheaval. They have been shown at the 3rd Berliner Herbstsalon (2017), Sinopale (2017), Kunsthalle Bratislava (2015), and Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin (2018). Tabti has received numerous grants, including from the city of Hamburg for a cultural exchange in the city of Busan, South Korea (2017), the ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (2013), and the mare artist house of the Roger Willemsen Foundation (2021).
Youssef Tabti was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from December 2015 to May 2016, from March to May and in September 2017.