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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.
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.
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.
MUSTAPHA AKRIM

MUSTAPHA AKRIM

Born in 1981 in Sale, Mustapha Akrim graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan in 2008. His installations query the nature of work and the difference between the construction industry and the creation of artworks in light of the constant changes in society. 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, in an attempt to devise a new freedom of expression that would break with the postcolonial period aesthetics. He lives and works in Rabat and Sale.
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.
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.
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. He featured his work in the most important galleries in Morocco, as in Portugal, Switzerland, Qatar, UAE, France, Brezil, Mexico, Roumania, Iran, Algeria, Syria, Koweit, Jordan, Burkina faso, England, Canary Islands, Tunisia and Egypt. His art work is part of private collections as well as museums, at the Royal Palace, New York, La Société Générale, Emaar, Finance ministry…
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.
YOUNES ATBANE

YOUNES 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.
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”.

Vidéo

« The (Un)expected Exhibition» OF BACHIR DEMNATI
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

EXHIBITION FROM OCTOBER 20 TO DECEMBER 10, 2018

PHOTO GALLERY

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 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
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
Collages with leather and textiles
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
CM Galerie
Immeuble Yougoslavie
“Crossings” Exhibition
Fatiha Zemmouri, JONCTION, Vegetal In-situ installation, 2018, Varying sizes
CM Galerie
Immeuble Yougoslavie
“Crossings” Exhibition
Younes Atbane, OPEN, 2018 Wooden Installation and titanium drills, Edition 1/3 + 2EA 150 x 200 cm
“Crossings” Exhibition
Simohammed Fettaka, LIVRE ET PAILLE, 2018, Varying dimensions
“Crossings” Exhibition
Simohammed Fettaka, Project “ZÔON”, 2018
CM Galerie
Mo Baala, In-situ intervention, 2017
“Crossings” Exhibition
Mustapha Akrim, Project “ KILLING MACHINE”, 2018(detail), Neon installation, Varying dimensions
Zerrou drawing exhibition
Abdelaziz Zerrou
“Crossings” Exhibition
Mariam Abouzid Souali, Project "A THREE PERSON GAME"
Carte Blanche Hassan Hajjaj
« Mi casa Su casa »
“Crossings” Exhibition
Larbi Cherkaoui, UNTITLED, cut-out electric circuits, 42 x 342 cm
Mohamed Kacimi exhibition
« Un parfum de Liberté »
Mustapha Akrim exhibition
« Chantier II »
Khalil Nemmaoui exhibition openning
“Crossings” Exhibition
Nour Eddine Tilsaghani, Project “ Zebra Crossing”
Comptoir des Mines Galerie
CM Galerie
Mustapha Akrim Exhibition
« Chantier II »
“Crossings” Exhibition
Mohamed Arejdal, DOUBLE DISTANCE, 2018, wall installation, two wooden sticks, wool balls, zink galvanized wires and cooper pegs
Building CM Galerie
Building CM Galerie

LAST ARTICLES

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
Stéphanie Jacobs 02 April 2018

Le Comptoir des Mines: Galerie de référence de l’art contemporain marocain

Étendus sur 2 étages et 2 immeubles, tous les espaces ont été rénovés au plus près du savoir-faire des artisans constructeurs de ces foisonnantes années 1930. «Il nous fallait conserver le lustre de ce travail ancien», continue-t-il. Avec cette même envie de faire rayonner l’identité locale, le Comptoir des Mines Galerie consacre ses 2 premières années d’existence à la production marocaine. Un choix porté par la responsable d’exposition, Imane Barakat, qui confirme vouloir «présenter des artistes que l’on ne trouvait pas assez visibles jusque-là, en leur offrant des temps de résidence dédiés souvent à de nouvelles inspirations».
L'Economiste
Olivier Rachet 01 June 2018

L'ENFANCE DE L'ART

« Les enfants peuvent aimer mon travail. mais les enfants ne peuvent pas faire mon travail », s'exclame Mo Baala devant un immense voile couleur ivoire de plus de 4 mètres, recouvert de morceaux de cuir et situe dans le hall d'entrée du Comptoir des Mines. Point de départ d'une visite aussi guidée que déroutante. De l'enfance, Mo Baala a gardé intacte une passion pour le découpage et le collage, notamment du textile et du cuir. À partir de ces matériaux bruts.
Diptyk Magazine N°44
Marion Dupuch-Rambert 10 March 2018

Le Marché de l'Art Contemporain Africain

La ville de Marrakech n’a bien évidemment pas été choisie au hasard par Touria El Glaoui, la fondatrice il y à 5 ans de cette foire internationale dédiée à l’Art Contemporain Africain. Marrakech coche toutes les cases pour attirer une population arty exigeante : elle «rassure» par sa proximité avec l’Europe et c’est une destination établie pour le tourisme international. Le choix de Marrakech illustre aussi un enracinement africain, celui du Maroc, un an après son retour dans l’Union Africaine, acte politique fort après 33 ans d’absence …
gobetweenafrica.com
Caroline Roux 01 March 2018

Morocco’s arty future: Forget the rugs and the pointy leather shoes, Marrakech is turning into a city for seeing – and buying – art

The Comptoir des Mines – once a mining company headquarters that hasn’t entirely lost its lovely municipal air – is now room upon room of video, sculpture, painting and textile works
The Telegraph

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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