Comptoir des mines galerie

MARIAM ABOUZID SOUALI

Born in 1989 in Targuist, Morocco, Mariam Abouzid Souali lives and works between Tetouan and Philadelphia. From her earliest childhood, Mariam finds in drawing and painting a means of expression that she likes to explore on a daily basis. She recognizes that this early leaning is her true mother tongue.

Later, Mariam studied at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, before continuing her training in French literature and art history at Mohamed V University in Rabat and at Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Martil. She is currently preparing a doctoral thesis and has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to enable her to continue her PhD work at the highly selective Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, USA.

Mariam Abouzid Souali was particularly noted during her exhibitions at the Comptoir des Mines Galerie Marrakech, where she presented, among other works, a monumental artwork in reference to the ‘Radeau de la Méduse’ of Géricault.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2014 Enrolled in the doctoral cycle, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Tetouan, Morocco and Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA. (Fulbright cotutelle program)
2014 Specialized Master’s degree in French, French-language and compared Literature, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi.
2012 Bachelor Degree in French Language and Literature, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi.
2012 National Fine Arts Institute in Tetouan.

AWARDS

2016 Fulbright cotutelle doctoral grant.
2014 Distinction award of the Ministry of Culture’s national contest for young visual artists
2014 First-prize winner at the Ministry of Culture’s regional contest for young visual artists (Tanger-Tetouan), National Fine Arts Institute in Tetouan
2008 Merit scholarship awarded by the “Fondation Mohammed VI de Promotion des Œuvres Sociales de l’Education-Formation”.

EXHIBITIONS

2018-2019 « Mare Nostrum », Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech. embodiment of a monumental canva in reference to the famous "Radeau de la Méduse" by Théodore Géricault.
2018 « Traversées, Crossings, عبور », Galerie Comptoir des Mines, Marrakech.
2017 « Silence », Villas des Arts, Rabat.
2017 « Héros-Antihéros », Galerie Comptoir des Mines, Marrakech.
2017 Auction, Palais Essaadi, Marrakech.
2017 Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, “History+Conflict+Dream+ Failure=Home”, Tirana, Albania.
2017 Printemps du dessin, Villa Delaporte, Casablanca. Flash, an exhibition in support of Piripiri at Fondation Alliances, Casablanca.
2017 Nilwood Melody, Qu’avons-nous fait de nos rêves? What have we done with our dreams? The Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema revisited by six contemporary artists, Musée de La Fondation Abderrahman Slaoui, Casablanca (Curated by Yasmina Bouzid).
2017 « Femmes, Artistes marocaines de la modernité 1960-2016 », Mohammed VI Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (Curated by Rim Laâbi).
2016 « Sept artistes peintres femmes et sept portes », Centre Hassan 2, Assilah.
2016 « Partir », Galerie Atelier 21, Casablanca.
2015 « I Have a Dream », an exhibition organized by the US Embassy in Morocco, the Morocco-American Commission and the Mohammed VI Foundation for Education and Training

RESIDENCIES

2018-2019 Comptoir des Mines Galerie (residency as part of the project “Mare Nostrum”), Marrakech
2017 - 2018 Comptoir des Mines Galerie (residency as part of the project “A Three Person Game”), Marrakech
2017 Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech.
2016 Villas des Arts de Rabat.
2015 Painting Residency (37th Assilah Cultural Festival).