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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. She actually recognizes that this early liking is her real native language.  Later on, Mariam studied at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, before continuing her French Literature and History of Art research at Mohamed V University in Rabat and then at Abdelmalek Essaâdi University in Martil. 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, Pennsylvania, USA.

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”.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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