I am an artist, curator, educator and graphic designer mostly based in Casablanca, Morocco.
Recently, I was a participant at the postgraduate Curatorial Studies program from KASK School of Arts, in Ghent, Belgium. I stopped by a few other cities before that: Paris, Brussels and Den Haag, got a first bachelor in contemporary art, philosophy of art and aesthetics (Univ. Paris VIII Vincennes—Saint-Denis) and a second one in fine arts, majoring in graphic design and minoring in film (ERG Brussels/KABK Den Haag), then got a masters in fine arts, with the same major again (KASK Ghent). I have worked with WIELS, Kunsthal Ghent, Globe Aroma, Under the Tower and Terrain, among others.
Right now, most of my working hours are spent teaching, making my writing, performance and curatorial practices sink into each other and obsessing over moving image for the likes of my broadcast channel Maqam.tv. But I’ll do a whole bunch of other stuff too.
Every now and then, I’ll stretch my brain into the difficult task of outlining the body of my work in just a few sentences. It might really just make sense to me alone, but here’s the latest take on it: I think of my approach to theory, art, design and curation as indivisible from matters of time and space. I am concerned on the one hand with the time and space of research and investigation, conceptualization and production, access and reception, and, on the other hand, with the time and space of what has been, what it is and what it is to become. These engage in processes of alteration, reflection and refraction, which makes it eventually quasi-impossible to isolate concept, methodology, performance and object. This is because I find it interesting to push against the boundaries of the most widely accepted —in terms of timelines, narratives and landscapes. Somehow, I think of all this as one sort of storytelling, or as the documentary genre revisited.
|Maqam.tv||Film curation, design||Ongoing|
|Please fill in the empty space||Performance, video, writing||2022|
|Just another way to say it||Book editing, design||2022|
|Text may contain: time, space, utopia, nostalgia and one or more people||Writing||2019|
|Past, present;0000||Perfomance, installation, design||2019|
|Fear and loathing in the EU||Website, design||2018|
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Never not available for collaborations, freelance curatorial, educational and design services and casual chats at: firstname.lastname@example.org