e x p e r i m e n t a l

“All things I do are experimental too, even my old paintings from student times, in the sense of dictionary’s definition when says experimental is something based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized. And also in the archaic definition, that is:experimental seen as something based on experience, spontaneous experience, as opposed to authority or conjecture… well, then all my books, paintings, drawings, films or even private relationships are basically (and happily) experimental.”
-Charif in an interview with Meera Sivasothy for The Bigger Picture, BFM Station, Malaysia, November 29th 2012.-


However, Charif produces a lot of strictly experimental works, in some cases with techniques of his own invention and mixing diverse languages.


click here to see a selection of experimental works

click here to see a chronological archive


NEW! Click here to see the environmental installation   (Ailanthus, or The Living Museum of Art by Nature) made in the 關渡國際自然藝術季 (Guandu International Nature Art Festival, Taipei), or click here to more details in the official site of the festival. 


p a i n t i n g s

click here to see a selection over 100 artworks with details (in a reverse chronology)


c o l l a g e s

click here to see a chronological selection over 60 collages


v i s u a l   v i r u s e s

click here to watch and listen (recommendation: use headphones)


p a p e r s

click here to see a chronological selection of papers (in a reverse chronology).


m i c r o p a i n t i n g s

click here and, once there, by clicking on each micro-painting, you will see it in natural size (as if your eyes were macro lenses).


a c t i o n s

click here to see a chronological selection of Charif's actions.


c o m m i s s i o n e d   w o r k s

click here to see a small selection of commissioned works


a n a l o g i t a l

click here to see a chronological selection of Charif's actions.


l  i t e r a t u r e

b o o k s

Among the literature by and about Charif, we select essentials (like Two Letters, the artist’s book with Fernando Arrabal and Milan Kundera, or Profane Alchemy, book that include his Incarnated Manifesto). We exclude catalogues from group exhibitions, such as Kaléidoscopies (2000, organized by the Baron Gérard Museum of Normandy, France, with artists like Camacho, Dalí, Godard, Miotte, Sempé, Olivier O. Olivier and writers like Michel Butor and Michel Houellebecq) or The unreality real (2001, organized by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes or National Endowment for the Arts, Argentina, at the international fair arteBa, with a selection that included Xul Solar, Battle Planas and Jorge de la Vega among other great Argentine masters). We neither include the several catalogues from international art fairs.

If you want to see these books, you must know that future is full of infinite experiences, which have never occurred. 


Click on Two Letters to see more about this unspeakable book
Click on books to understand less and less. 


f i l m s

click here to see a detailed filmography (includes projects and works under production)