Comptoir des mines galerie

MUSTAPHA AKRIM

Born in 1981 in Salé, Mustapha Akrim graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan in 2008.

His various works are the result of social research, especially on the world of construction and the worker, with a reflection closely related to the principles of citizenship. Aware of Moroccan social realities, he works to open “several projects”, mainly “that of memory”, using his favorite material: concrete.

His installations question, among other things, the nature of work and the difference between building and the creation of works of art in the light of constant changes in society. He is part of the generation of artists who is developing a new language in order to redefine the foundation of visual arts expression in Morocco, seeking a new freedom of expression by breaking with the aesthetics developed in the postcolonial period.

He lives and works between Rabat and Salé.

EDUCATION

2008 Graduated from the National School of fine arts, Tetouan, Morocco

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2012 Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea.
2011 Prix LENIKUS “Program Artist-in-Residence” 2011-2012 Vienna, Austria
2010 Fellowship|Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2009 Shatana Artist Workshop, Jordan
2009 Tulipamwe Artist Workshop, Namibia
2008 “Chantier” Residency at the Appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008 « Traversées, Crossings, عبور », Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 « Doual’artSUD2017 », The Triennal festival SUD, Curated by Cécile Bourne-Farell, Douala- Cameroun.
2017 « JF_JH Egalité » L’appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco
2017 « Do it in arabic », Darat Al Funnun, Amman, Jordan
2016 « Volumes Fugitifes: Faouzi Laatiris et l’INBA de Tétouan », Mohamed VI Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Rabat, Morocco.
2016 « Exils », Galerie Bab Rouah, Rabat, Morocco
2016 « Do it in arabic », Sharjah Art Foundation, U.A.E.
2014 « Public Space » Kulte Galerie & Editions, Rabat, Morocco
2014 « Public Space » Kulte Galerie & Editions, Rabat, Morocco
2014 « Memory, Place, Desire », Contemporary Art of the Maghreb and Maghrebi Diaspora, Center F. Tzgeralf Gallery, Haverford College. Curated by Carol Solomon
2014 « Artists in the City », MUCEM Musée de la Civilisation Europeene et méditéranéenne, Co-curated par Nawal Slaoui and Jean-Roch Bouiller, Marseille, France
2014 « Where are we now » 5th Marrakech Biennial, curated by Hicham Khalidi, Marrakech, Morocco
2014 « Sous nos yeux (part 3) », MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Abdellah Karroum, Barcelona, Spain
2013 « Sous nos yeux (part 2) », La Kunsthalle, Centre for Contemporary Art, Curated by Abdellah Karroum, Mulhouse, France
2012 « Travail Mode D’emploi » The Central for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
2012 « JF_JH Libertés » L’appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco.
2012 « Disorder » New Art Exchange, Nottingham, U.K.
2011 « Working for change » curated by Abdellah karroum, a project designed as part of the Venice Biennale in 2011.
2011 « Surveillé (e)» Curated by Abdellah Karroum, Artistic delegation of L’appartement 22, La Halle, Pont-en-Royans, France. Gran Séchoir, Vinay, France & l’Arthaudiére, Saint-Bonnet-de- Chavagne, France.
2011 Projects and spaces «Vienna Fair 2011», Vienna, Austria
2010 « A proposal of Articulating Works and Place (Part 2) », Museo Riso and Gam, Curated by Abdellah Karroum, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
2009 Arts in Marrakech « AIM» Biennial : A proposal of Articulating Works and Place. Curated by Abdellah Karroum, Marrakech, Morocco

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 « Chantier II », Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech, Morocco
2014 « Iqraa - work in progress », Kulte Galerie & Editions, Rabat, Morocco
2012 « Article (s)» Galerie FJ, Casablanca, Morocco
2011 « Article 13 », L’appartement 22, Rabat, Morocco