M’barek Bouhchichi
Kolona min Torab 2019
M’barek Bouhchichi was born in 1975 in Akka, Morocco. He graduated in visual arts from the Centre Pédagogique Régional, Rabat, and has taught art since the mid-1990s, first in Tiznit and now in Tahannaout. Through installations, paintings, drawings, and video he seeks to affirm the existence of oppressed individuals and communities. He also archives traditional craft practices as a way to question cultural hierarchies and present multiple points of view. In its focus on the act of making, his work emphasizes the power of artistic action.
M’barek has participated in exhibitions, biennials, and conferences in Morocco and abroad. His recent solo exhibitions include Les Mains Parallèles, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis (2019); Chant des Champs /Amarg N Igran, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium, and Les Poètes de la Terre, Voice Gallery, Marrakech (2018); and Les Mains Noires, Kulte Gallery, Rabat (2016). Group shows include Love… Marrakech Opened My Eyes to Colors, Palácio Cadaval, Evora, Portugal (2022); Global(e) Resistance, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Reflecting Reality, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome, Sporcarsi Le Mani Per Fare Un Lavoro Pulito, Gensini Murate Art District, Florence, Italy, and La Courte Echelle, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (2020); Ultrasanity, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2019); and Dakar Biennale (2018).