Mustapha Akrim

Born in 1981 in Salé, Mustapha Akrim graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan in 2008. His various works are the result of social research, in particular on the world of construction and workers with a reflection closely linked to the principles of citizenship. Aware of Moroccan social realities, he is working to open “several construction sites”, mainly “that of memory”, using his favourite material: concrete.

His installations question, among other things, the nature of work and the difference between building and creating works of art in light of the constant changes in society. He is part of the generation of artists who are developing a new language in order to redefine the foundation of expression in visual arts in Morocco, seeking new freedom of expression by breaking with the aesthetics developed in the post-colonial period.

2008: Graduate of l’Institut National des Beaux-Arts de Tétouan, Morocco.

2017: « Chantier II », Comptoir des Mines Gallery – Marrakech, Morocco
2014: « Iqraa – work in progress », Kulte Galerie & Editions – Rabat, Morocco.
2012: « Article (s) », Galerie FJ – Casablanca, Morocco
2011: « Article 13 », L’appartement 22 – Rabat, Morocco

2020: "Résistance d’une promesse”, Comptoir des Mines Gallery – Marrakech, Morocco.
2019: "Poésies Africaines”, Comptoir des Mines Galerie – Marrakech, Morocco.
2018: "Mare Nostrum”, Comptoir des Mines Gallery – Marrakech, Morocco.
“Traversée – Crossings – عبور“ Comptoir des Mines Gallery – Marrakech, Morocco.
2017: « Doual’artSUD2017 », The Triennal Festival SUD, Curated by Cécile Bourne-Farell – Douala, Cameroun.
« JF_JH Egalité » L’appartement 22 – Rabat, Morocco.
« Do it in arabic », Darat Al Funnun – Amman, Jordan.
2016: « Volumes Fugitifes: Faouzi Laatiris et l’INBA de Tétouan », Musée Mohamed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain – Rabat, Morocco.
« Exils », Bab Rouah Gallery– Rabat, Morocco.
« Do it in arabic », Sharjah Art Foundation – United Arab Emirates.
2014: « Public Space » Kulte Galerie & Editions – Rabat, Morocco.
"Memory, Place, Desire" Contemporary Art of the Maghreb and Maghrebi Diaspora, Center F. Tzgeralf Gallery, Haverford College. Curated by Carol Solomon - Pennsylvania, USA.
"Artists in the City", MuCEM Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilization, co-curated by Nawal Slaoui and Jean-Roch Bouiller - Marseille, France.
"Where are we now" Marrakech Biennale 5ᵉ Edition, curator Hicham Khalidi - Marrakech, Morocco.
« Sous nos yeux (part 3) », MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art, curator Abdellah Karroum - Barcelona, Spain.
2013: " Sous nos yeux (part 2) ", La Kunsthalle, Center for Contemporary Art, Curator Abdellah Karroum - Mulhouse, France.
2012: "Travail Mode D'emploi", The Central for Contemporary Art - Brussels, Belgium.
« JF_JH Libertés » L’appartement 22 – Rabat, Morocco.
« Disorder » New Art Exchange – Nottingham, England
2011: "Working for change" curated by Abdellah Karroum, project conceived for the Venice Biennale.
"Surveillé(e)" Curated by Abdellah Karroum, Artistic Delegation of L'appartement 22 - La Halle, Pont-en-Royans / Le Grand Séchoir, Vinay, and l'Arthaudiére, Saint-Bonnet-de-Chavagne, France.
“Projects and spaces”, Vienna Fair 2011 – Vienna, Austria.
2010: "A proposal of Articulating Works and Place (Part 2)", Museo Riso and Gam, Curator Abdellah Karroum - Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
2009: "AIM" Arts In Marrakech Biennale: "A proposal of Articulating Works and Place", Curator Abdellah Karroum - Marrakech, Morocco.

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