Mounir Fatmi’s work deals with the historical matters, religious objects and their desecration, dismantling dogmas and ideologies and the relation of death with the subject of consumption. His installations and films have the specificity to be produced with archaic and outdated material, such as VHS tapes.
Mounir Fatmi is largely influenced by September 11 attacks. He produced a series of installations named Save Manhattan. These artworks show the Manhattan skyline including the destroyed World Trade Center towers. Save Manhattan 1 is made with books, Save Manhattan with videotapes and Save Manhattan 3 is a sound installation with speakers. The ultimate contribution to this project is a video where the skyline progressively dissolves itself in distorted liquefied reflection.
Many of Mounir Fatmi’s works are seen as subversive, such as his Brainteaser for moderate Muslim, a series of rubix cubes painted in black with white stripes to imitate the Kaaba in Mecca. As a reaction to the Arab Spring, he exhibited The Lost Spring, an installation composed of 2 brooms of 3 meters and the 22 flags of the Arab league.
- Ghosting (studio mounir fatmi, 2011)
- Megalopolis (AKBank Sanat, 2010)
- Fuck the Architect (Lowave, 2009)
- Hard Head (Lowave, 2006)
- Mounir Fatmi (Le Parvis centre d'art contemporain, 2006)
- Semaine 46.05 : Ecrans nois (Bulletin de semaine, 2005)
- Ovalprojet, 1999-2002 (Centre culturel le chaplin, 2002)
- Cairo Biennial Prize, 2010
- Grand Prix Léopold Sédar Senghor at the 7th Dakar Biennial in 2006
- "The Future of a Promise". The Future of a Promise, Venice Biennale 2011. 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- "Dublin Contemporary 2011 - Exhibition". Dublin Contemporary. 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- "Mounir Fatmi: Lombard Fried Project". Frieze (114). 2008.
- "07. Save Manhattan 03". Mounir Fatmi. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- Gregory Buchakjian. "32. Save Manhattan". Mounir Fatmi. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- "Mounir Fatmi : Artiste trublion du monde arabe". Yabiladi. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- stephen garrett dewyer (24 April 2008). "Counter interpellation Mounir Fatmi and the disorientation of authoritarian identities". Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- "The Lost Spring by Mounir Fatmi". Admorocco. May 24, 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012.