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MOHAMMED KACIMI

MOHAMMED KACIMI

Born in Meknes in 1942, Mohamed Kacimi is considered one of the most emblematic figures in the history of art in Morocco. As a self-taught artist, he discovers painting in the studio of Jaqueline Brodski during his internships at the Ministry of Youth and Sport. His keen sense of commitment to human rights and his multiculturality are at the center of his work. Keen on poetry, Kacimi has also published several collections. Mohamed Kacimi passed away in 2003.
MUSTAPHA AKRIM

MUSTAPHA AKRIM

Born in 1981 in Sale, Mustapha Akrim graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan in 2008. He is part of the generation of artists who have developed a new language designed to redefine the foundation for the expression of visual arts in Morocco. His various works are the result of social research, especially on the world of construction and the worker, with a reflection closely related to the principles of citizenship. Aware of Moroccan social realities, he works to open “several projects”, mainly “that of memory”, using his favorite material: concrete.
MOHAMED AREJDAL

MOHAMED AREJDAL

Mohamed Arejdal was born in 1984, Guelmim, south of Morocco. Passionate about drawing and sculpture, he held an amateur exhibition at the age of 17. He joined the National Institut of Fine Arts in Tetouan, where he graduated in 2009. Mohamed Arejdal had been able to lay the foundations for a multidisciplinary practice through which he explores the linkages between social groups as part of his travels and human interactions.
YOUNESS ATBANE

YOUNESS ATBANE

Born in 1982, Younes Atbane lives and works between Casablanca and Berlin. His artistic practice is based on the relationship between the art world, its actors and its politics. He persued different programs and participated in several international artistic projects in France, Morocco, Belgium and Spain. His practice uses several medias, notably: performance as a reflection space, production of installations and photography as a result of the performance act and drawing as an archive. The three practices ar interconnected and interdependent.
HASSAN BOURKIA

HASSAN BOURKIA

Hassan Bourkia is born in December 19th, 1956 in El Ksiba, near Beni Mellal. He lives and workds between Beni Mellal and Marrakech. He is a writer, translator, and a artist.
LARBI CHERKAOUI

LARBI CHERKAOUI

Larbi Cherkaoui was born in 1972 in Marrakech, he persues various artistic trainings, and obtains his diploma of Applied Arts, Cherkaoui’s powerful abstractions explores and emphasizes Arabic writing. Cherkaoui perpetuates his art through constant experimentation, coupled with his instinctive relationship with the sign and appearance of the letter.
BACHIR DEMNATI

BACHIR DEMNATI

Bachir Demnati was born in Tangier in 1946. He graduated from the prestigious National School of the Visual Arts of Brussels in 1969 and joined the biggest architecture firm in Tangier. He features his works for the first time to the Municipal Casino of Tangier. The exhibition will surprise the public considering that the featured art works were quite different from what used to be common at that time. Bachir Demnati joins then the artists called ” movement of Casablanca ” and participates in several collective projects between 1975 and 1978. In 1978, returning from a visit of construction site in Marrakesh, he made a serious accident that made him fall into a deep coma. Traumatized by this incident, he decided to dedicate himself permanently to his architectural practice and left the art scene.
MARIAM ABOUZID SOUALI

MARIAM ABOUZID SOUALI

Mariam Abouzid Souali was born in 1989 in Targuist, Morocco. She lives and works between Tetouan and Philadelphia. Ever since childhood, Mariam has found in drawing and painting a means of expression which she enjoys exploring on a daily basis. Later on, Mariam studied at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, before continuing her French Literature and History of Art research. She is presently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Abdelmalek Essaâdi University and has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to carry out her PhD research at the very selective Bryn Mawr College.
FATIHA ZEMMOURI

FATIHA ZEMMOURI

Born in 1966 in Casablanca, Fatiha Zemmouri lives and works between Casablanca and Marrakech. She is a graduate of the Casablanca Institut of Fine Arts. Fatiha often works on polymorphic artworks, through which she conducts in-depth reflection around the concepts of construction, deconstruction, regeneration and transformation. Natural phenomena (water,fire and earth) and materials such as wood, coal and ceramics are an essential part of her elaborated work.
ABDELAZIZ ZERROU

ABDELAZIZ ZERROU

Born in Casablanca on 1982. A graduate of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, Abdelaziz Zerrou is a multidisciplinary artist who juggles video, installation and drawing while using innovative techniques. He is committed to an artistic approach with a contemporary orientation and while using a wide range of materials as part of his creative protocol, he has a particular attachment for the graphic register with a preference to universal symbolic figures. He works between Morocco and Switzerland.
MO BAALA

MO BAALA

Born in 1986 in Casablanca. Lives and works in Marrakech and Taroudant. Mo Baala uses drawing, painting, graffiti and collage in a non-discriminatory way. He creates installations, in which he performs poetic and musical performances, he practices land art, sculpture, explores photography, is an adept of action painting, street art and frescoes; recycling, music and poetry occupy a prime place in his artistic practice …
NOUR EDDINE TILSAGHANI

NOUR EDDINE TILSAGHANI

Born in Marrakech on 1972, Nour Eddine Tilsaghani lives and works in his hometown. He is a photographer, video maker, and a speaker in several Visual arts schools. His first works were featured for the first time during “le 1er printemps de la photo” in l’Institut français de Marrakech on 1993.
SIMOHAMMED FETTAKA

SIMOHAMMED FETTAKA

Born in 1981, Simohammed Fettaka is a pluridisciplinary artist based between Paris and Tangier. He integrated the summer university of la Femis (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et Son) in 2007 then founded the Festival Cinema Nachia at the cinematheque of Tangier in 2008. He directores news stories as well as experiementals videos that questions repeatedly the relationships between representation, individuality and politics.
ABDELKRIM OUAZZANI

ABDELKRIM OUAZZANI

At a very young age, Abdelkrim Ouazzani joined the Fine Arts school of Tetouan, and in 1975, he left Morocco and enrolled in the Fine Arts school of Paris. Upon his return, he became the Director of the National Institute of Fine Arts until he retired in 2014. His work is described as a refined naivety, a wise innocence, and an ingenious spontaneity. He creates polychrom sculptures from metal and plaster wrapped in acrylic painted cloth in intense colors. The wheel/ circle comes back as an element around which lines, shapes and volumes are structured.
KHALIL NEMMAOUI

KHALIL NEMMAOUI

Born in 1967, Khalil Nemmaoui discovered photography and the magic of the film developing process in his early years. At the age of 12, he was already making pinholes to capture light. He worked as a magazine photographer, then turned to humanist photography before moving back to landscapes. His photographic work consists on following the human being in his environement, his presence is erased and replaced by silence and contemplation. His most iconic series “La Maison de l’Arbre” (The Tree House) was featured at Musée du Quai Branly’s Photoquai biennale and at the Caroussel du Louvre as part of “Paris Photo”.

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OPENING OF THE EXHIBITIONS « AFRICAN POETRIES »
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

EXHIBITIONS FROM FEBRUARY 21 TO APRIL 22, 2019

PHOTO GALLERY

Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Simohammed Fettaka, "WATER, MAPS AND REALITY"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Khalil Nemmaoui, "AIR TWELVE LAND"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Khalil Nemmaoui, "AIR TWELVE LAND"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
MOHAMED AREJDAL, "Territoires Nomades"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Mustapha Akrim, "NATURE MORTE"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Youness Atbane, "The abandonned museum"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Larbi Cherkaoui, "Le labyrinthe du sens"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Larbi Cherkaoui, "Le labyrinthe du sens"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Mohamed Kacimi, "Le temps des conteurs"
Opening of the exhibitions "African Poetries"
Mohamed Kacimi, "Le temps des conteurs"
Opening of the exhibition "MARE NOSTRUM"
Opening of the exhibition "MARE NOSTRUM"
Opening of the exhibition "MARE NOSTRUM"
Opening of the exhibition "MARE NOSTRUM"
Opening of the exhibition "MARE NOSTRUM"
Opening of the exhibition "MARE NOSTRUM"
Opening of the exhibition "MARE NOSTRUM"
Opening of the "(Un)expected Exhibition " , Bachir Demnati
Opening of the "(Un)expected Exhibition " , Bachir Demnati
Opening of the "(Un)expected Exhibition " , Bachir Demnati
Opening of the "(Un)expected Exhibition " , Bachir Demnati
Opening of the "(Un)expected Exhibition " , Bachir Demnati
Opening of the "(Un)expected Exhibition " , Bachir Demnati
Exhibition " Be Your Heart ", Mo Baala
Acrylic on patterns
Exhibition " Be Your Heart ", Mo Baala
Acrylic on canvas
Exhibition " Be Your Heart ", Mo Baala
Exhibition " Be Your Heart ", Mo Baala
Rooftop CM Galerie
Opening of the exhibition "Be Your Heart", Mo Baala
Rooftop CM Galerie
Opening of the exhibition "Be Your Heart", Mo Baala
“Crossings” Exhibition
Younes Atbane, OPEN, 2018 Wooden Installation and titanium drills, Edition 1/3 + 2EA 150 x 200 cm
“Crossings” Exhibition
Simohammed Fettaka, Project “ZÔON”, 2018
“Crossings” Exhibition
Mustapha Akrim, Project “ KILLING MACHINE”, 2018(detail), Neon installation, Varying dimensions
“Crossings” Exhibition
Mariam Abouzid Souali, Project "A THREE PERSON GAME"
“Crossings” Exhibition
Larbi Cherkaoui, UNTITLED, cut-out electric circuits, 42 x 342 cm
“Crossings” Exhibition
Nour Eddine Tilsaghani, Project “ Zebra Crossing”
“Crossings” Exhibition
Mohamed Arejdal, DOUBLE DISTANCE, 2018
Exhibition "Un parfum de liberté"
Mohamed Kacimi
Exhibition "Chantier II"
Mustapha Akrim
Exhibition "Chantier II"
Mustapha Akrim, Series "Le musée de l'ouvrier"
Drawing Exhibition, Abdelaziz Zerrou
Mariam Abouzid Souali, In-situ intervention, 2017
Entrance Comptoir des Mines Galerie
Building CM Galerie
Building CM Galerie

LAST ARTICLES

Nicolas Michel 23 February 2019

Arts plastiques : balade artistique à Marrakech à l’occasion de la foire 1-54

Non loin, l’exposition Poésies africaines, à la Galerie Comptoir des Mines, offre une transition pertinente entre passé et présent. Déjà présent avec quelques toiles dans le Musée Imaginaire, le peintre Mohamed Kacimi (1942-2003) est ici exposé avec quelques œuvres remarquables tirées de sa période « africaine », où les ocres, le bleu et le noir qu’il chérissait trouvent un juste équilibre. Peintre qui n’aimait ni les cadres ni les contraintes, Kacimi ouvre la voie à une jeune génération d’artistes qui s’autorisent l’usage de nouvelles matières pour dire le présent, que ce soit des composants électroniques, des os de chameau ou du béton brut.
Jeune Afrique
Soufiane Sbiti 23 February 2019

«Poésies africaines», ce continent spleenien qu’on ne veut pas voir

L’exposition Poésies africaines, menée par Hicham Daoudi, est justement là pour faire entendre un autre son de cloche. Le continent africain n’est pas seulement un condensé de bonne humeur, il est aussi terre de souffrances et de douleurs. Entre les murs du Comptoir des mines de Marrakech où se tient l’exposition organisée en partenariat avec la seconde édition de la Foire d’Art contemporain Africain 1-54, on la sent cette mélancolie. Présente au dédale de chaque œuvre exposée, elle est justement là pour nous rappeler ce que nous refusons de voir, l’héritage peu reluisant du colonialisme ou des torts passés, afin de mieux s’en défaire.
LeDesk.ma
Jules Crétois 14 December 2018

« Mare Nostrum », une exposition puissante en marge de la Conférence du Pacte de Marrakech

« Mare Nostrum », la première exposition « non commerciale » de la galerie, pour laquelle Hicham Daoudi a proposé à sept artistes marocains de s’emparer du sujet de la migration en Méditerranée. Leurs œuvres, à découvrir jusqu’au 9 février 2019, ont été produites sur place, à l’exception de celles de Mahi Binebine, un nom déjà fameux de l’art contemporain maghrébin.
Jeune Afrique
Joséphine Adam 04 January 2019

Le Comptoir des Mines prend la Méditerranée en «otage»

C’est cette Méditerranée de tous les possibles, de tous les espoirs et de tant de drames, qui est à découvrir à la CM galerie jusqu’au 9 février 2019. La peinture de Mariam Abouzid Souali nous demande alors «d'oser voir en face la noirceur du monde». L’artiste a réalisé sa propre version du «Radeau de la Méduse» en respectant cette volonté de ne rien cacher, mais aussi les dimensions de 5 mètres sur 7 du chef d’œuvre de Géricault. Une scène de naufrage qui s’organise sur la toile comme une chorégraphie de la chute des corps. Sans concertation préalable, les artistes invités par la galerie se sont appuyés sur leur propre vision de la Méditerranée telle que perçue de ce côté ci du monde.
L'Economiste
Jamal Boushaba 09 November 2018

Bachir Demnati, l'œuvre ressuscitée

Nous somme en 2016. Deux ans, plus tard, c’est-à-dire aujourd’hui, le Comptoir des Mines Galerie, à Marrakech, abrite une étonnante exposition qui nous replonge en plein cœur des années 1970 ! L’œuvre, remarquablement graphique et cinétique, aux accords chromatiques acidulées si caractéristiques de l’époque est admirablement scénographiée dans un accrochage quasi- muséal. Aux côtés des grandes pièces (peinture et collage sur plexiglas) sont accrochés les dessins originaux, tous antérieurs à 1978, d’après lesquels elles ont été fidèlement réalisées, trente-huit ans plus tard.
TelQuel N°834
Olivier Rachet 01 October 2018

La Perfection du geste

« L’Exposition (In)attendue » permet de redécouvrir le peintre Bachir Demnati, quelque peu occulté dans une histoire de l’art marocain qui ne demande qu’à être complétée par le regard des nouvelles générations. Des œuvres pionnières côtoient de nouveaux travaux, réalisées pour l’occasion à partir de maquettes des années 70.
Diptyk Magazine N°45

ABOUT US

Comptoir des Mines Galerie is a new contemporary art center based in Marrakech, Morocco. It aspires to work alongside the best artists on the continent, helping them carry out their projects and giving them the greatest possible visibility. Comptoir des Mines is also an innovative art gallery whose short-term ambition is to partake in the largest international events. Rooted in its national territory, it is also the benchmark venue for the new arts scene it promotes.

Comptoir des Mines Galerie ensures the continuity of the previous projects initiated by Hicham Daoudi as of 2008 in Rabat (Galerie CMOOA) and in 2011 in Casablanca (Galerie HD). Drawing on a wealth of experience recognized by various Moroccan and foreign institutions, Hicham Daoudi wishes today to get more involved in the dynamics of the emerging scenes on the continent. In resonance with various African actors, Comptoir des Mines Galerie thereby aims to be an alternative platform for promoting the best artists on the continent.

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