Comptoir des mines galerie

LARBI CHERKAOUI

Larbi Cherkaoui was born in 1972 in Marrakech. He follows various artistic trainings, particularly in engraving at the Institut Français, and obtains his degree in Applied Arts.

Larbi Cherkaoui is a visual artist who stands out in the Moroccan art scene for his ability to use traditional media to reveal bold research, sometimes combining Arabic calligraphy and abstract gestures.

It lies in an artistic tradition that has raised the questioning of the visible of the Arabic language, and its powerful abstractions explore and emphasize this writing. Cherkaoui perpetuates her art through constant experimentation, coupled with her instinctive relationship with the sign and appearance of the letter.

Observer of the upheavals brought by the digital revolution, he likes to confront today the traditional supports in leather with those which he realizes starting from electronic circuits to question us on the sense and the weight of the words today.

Larbi Cherkaoui lives and works in Marrakech.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 « Traversées, Crossings, عبور », Comptoir des Mines galerie, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 « Calligraffi », Manufacture 111, Brussels, Belgium
2017 David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 CMOOA (the Moroccan Company of Art Works and Items) auction exhibition, Palace Es Saadi, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 CMOOA auction exhibition, Palace Es Saadi, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 Group exhibition, Cultural Center, Tangier, Morocco
2015 Recent Work, Dar Cherifa espace d’art, Marrakech, Morocco
2015 « Calligraffi », Manufacture 111, Paris, France
2014 Group exhibition, Gallery Noir sur Blanc, Marrakech, Morocco
2013 Group exhibition, Societe General, Casablanca, Morocco
2013 Regards Africains, Attijari Wafabank, Casablanca, Morocco
2013 David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2013 Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco
2012 Moroccan Fine Art, London, U.K.
2012 Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco
2011 David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2011 Moroccan Artist Collective, Es Saadi, Marrakech, Morocco
2011 Marrakech Art Fair, Es Saadi, Marrakech, Morocco
2011 Group exhibition, David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Recent work, Dar Cherifa espace d’art, Marrakech, Morocco
2013 Between the lines, David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2010 Recent work, David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2009 Decoriente Art and Design, Marrakech, Morocco
2009 Recent Work, Gallery Noir sur Blanc, Marrakech, Morocco
2008 Recent Work, Gallery Shart, Casablanca, Morocco
2007 Recent Work Gallery Noir sur Blanc, Marrakech, Morocco
2006 Qoubba art Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2005 Un art enchanteur, l’Institut français de Marrakech, Morocco
2003 L’Institut français de Rabat, Morocco
2003 L’Institut français de Kenitra, Morocco
2002 Ikbal art Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco
2001 Espace jeunes artistes, Museum of Marrakech, Morocco

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
Four Seasons Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco
Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
Société générale Marocaine de banques, Morocco
Archaeological Museum of Silves, Portugal
Private Museum of Contemporary Art, Tunis, Tunisia
Private Collections, London, New York, Paris, Belgium
Banyan Tree Hotel Tamouda Bay, Tetouan, Morocco