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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. Following scientific studies in Morocco and abroad, Khalil Nemmaoui decided to devote his time exclusively to photography. He worked as a photographer for the early 90s magazines and held his first solo exhibition; “Casablanca Fragments d’imaginaire” at the Casablanca French Institute in 1996.
Khalil Nemmaoui then turned to humanist photography before moving back to landscapes. He published Portfolio in “La Revue noire” in 1998, and has taken part in several group and solo exhibitions. In 2009, 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”. He went on to take part in numerous residencies and exhibitions, including in 2010 and 2012 at the “Shart” Gallery. He thus exhibited his work at prestigious festivals both in Europe and the United States. His series “La Maison de l’Arbre” won the Francophonie award at the International Photography Encounters of Bamako in 2011 and was nominated for the Pictet Prize.
Khalil Nemmaoui took part in several artist residencies, including at “La Cité des Arts” in Paris in 2010, and the Head Land Center for the Arts in San Fransisco in 2014. Khalil Nemmaoui’s photographic work is represented in various collections, including those of the Mohammed VI Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Fondation CDG, Fondation Attijari Wafabank, Fondation Alliances and the Arab World Institute in Paris.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS - SELECTION

2017 Marrakech, Exhibition at CM Galerie
1997 Casablanca, Fragments d’imaginaire; Institut Français de Casablanca
2005 Casablanca, Scènes de vie ; Travelling exhibition, Casablanca International Festival
2008 Casablanca, scènes de vie ; territoires 2758, Palimpseste, Aix en Provence
2009 Photoquai Biennale, Musée du Quai Branly , Paris
2009 Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2010 Marrakech Art Fair
2011 Images Affranchies, Former Bank of Morocco, Marrakech Art Fair
2011 International Photography Encounters, Bamako
2012 Photomed, Biennale de la photo méditerranéenne ; Sanary sur Mer
2012 Grid, International Photography Biennale; Amsterdam
2012 Caravan Serail, Oklahoma, Ohio, New York, USA
2014 Identity Cultures, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, ARTISTISTIC RESIDENCIES

2011 Cité Internationale des Arts,
2014 Headland Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Ca, USA
2011 La Maison de l’Arbre, Nomination for the Pictet award
2011 OIF award, International Photography Encounters, Bamako

PUBLICATIONS, SELECTION

1997 Casablanca, Fragments d’imaginaire, édition Le Fennec
1998 Le Maroc Andalou, édition Eddif-Musées sans frontières
1999 Bab Mansour à Paris, éditions Eddif
2008 Oujda, Mille ans d’histoire, édition la Croisée des Chemins
2011 Les chaises de Lina, éditions La Croisée des Chemins

SOLO EXHIBITIONS, SELECTION

1999 Bab Mansour à Paris, Meknès French Institute
2009 La Maison de l’Arbre, Galerie 127, Marrakech
2010 La Maison de l’Arbre, Galerie Shart, Casablanca
2012 Casa Khaouya, Galerie Shart, Casablanca
2014 Equilibrium, Galerie Shart, Casablanca