Comptoir des mines galerie

EXHIBITIONS

Comptoir des Mines Galerie is a new contemporary art center based in Marrakech, Morocco.

Comptoir des Mines Galerie is a permanent art space where several exhibitions are held all year round. It aspires to work alongside the best artists on the continent, helping them carry out their projects and giving them the greatest possible visibility.
Its programming promotes different forms of cultural interactions, through exhibitions as well as “carte blanche” and residency programs. In order to promote research and creation, several studio apartments are made available for artists.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Exhibitions
« AFRICAN Poetries »
FROM FEBRUARY 21st UNTIL APRIL 22nd, 2019

The Comptoir des Mines Galerie is pleased to be associated with the second edition of the 1: 54 African Art Fair to offer to the public a series of exhibitions and artistic projects in its various spaces.

This time we decided to venture into the poetic fields of “melancholy” or spleen of the African artist from Morocco.

The proposed projects will make us travel in this melancholic imagination where the artists from Morocco address common themes to the whole continent.

WORKS

MOHAMMED KACIMI, Mixed media on canvas, 47x57 cm
KHALIL NEMMAOUI, Untitled # 11, 2018, Air Twelve Land Series, Edition 1/3 + 1EA, Pigment print on dibond diasec, 150 x 200 cm
LARBI CHERKAOUI, RISSALA - MESSAGE, 2018, Installation of keys on wood keyboards, Edition 1/3 + EA, 101 x 169 cm
LARBI CHERKAOUI, IBADA - CULT - CULT, 2018 - 2019, Installation of polished electronic circuits on wood, Edition 1/3 + EA, 109 x 155 cm
MOHAMED AREJDAL, ANATOMY OF A TRAVELER, 2019, Wall installation, resin, copper wires and Hofmann fixers, 230 x 180 x 40 cm
MOHAMED AREJDAL, KHAYMA_03, 2019, Tapestry. Pieces of fabric and clothing sewn on panel, 300 x 160 cm
MOHAMED AREJDAL, NAKHIL, 2019, Wool carpets and cut palm leaves attached to the bug, 300 x 160 cm
YOUNESS ATBANE, The Abandoned Museum (untitled Africa), Morocco, 2019, 54 Figurines 19 cm high in ceramics, Edition 1/3 + 2 AP
HASSAN BOURKIA. INSTALLATION "THOSE STRANGERS HAVE A NAME ...", 2018. Cages, suitcases and photographs. Variable dimensions
HASSAN BOURKIA. Set of 4 photographs part of the installation "THOSE STRANGERS HAVE A FACE ..." Print on plexiglass. 4 x (50 x 50 cm)

MOHAMED KACIMI

Mohammed Kacimi was born in 1942, Meknes. A childhood educator in the 60s, Kacimi discovered painting when visiting Jacqueline Brodskis’ studio. He rose to prominence in the 70’s, soon becoming a leading figure in Morocco’s visual arts. His work is recognized in both Europe and the Arab countries. He is one of the few Moroccan painters to be represented by a Paris gallery; Florence Touber. Kacimi was devoted a special issue by “La Revue noire”. “Le Monde diplomatique” regularly published reproductions of his paintings on its front page. Kacimi’s passion for poetry led him to publish books of poetry. He also had a keen sense of commitment to human rights, which took center stage in his work. Kacimi’s men are polished, filed and sanded down; they are cleared from any superfluous. To fathom their mystery, the artist dispossesses them of any blistering, reducing them to their most elementary appearance. Mohammed Kacimi passed away on October 27, 2003 in Rabat.
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MUSTAPHA AKRIM

Born in 1981 in Salé, Mustapha Akrim graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan in 2008. His installations question the nature of work and the difference between building and the creation of works of art in light of the constant changes in society. He is part of the generation of artists who develops 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 post-colonial period. He lives and works in Rabat and Salé.
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MOHAMED AREJDAL

Mohamed Arejdal was born in 1984, Guelmim, south of Morocco. Passionate about drawing and sculpture, he held an amateur exhibition at the age of 17. An early school leaver, the attempted unsuccessfully to make a clandestine crossing to the Canary Islands. After he was turned back to Morocco, he resumed his studies and the joined the National Institut of Fine Arts in Tetouan, where he graduated in 2009. Mohamed Arejdal had been able to lay the foundations for a multidisciplinary practice through which he explores the linkages between social groups as part of his travels and human interactions. His artistic performances hold a very important place in his work and help him engage the public on his status as an artist or on the meaning of powefrul symbols.
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YOUNESS ATBANE

Born in 1982, Youness Atbane lives and works between Casablanca and Berlin. His artistic practice is based on the relationship between the field of art, its actors and its policies. He has followed various programs and participated in several international artistic projects in France, Morocco, Belgium and Spain. His practice uses several mediums, including : live performance as a space for reflection, the realization of installations as a result of the act of performance and photography and drawing as archives. The three practices are interconnected and interdependent.
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HASSAN BOURKIA

Hassan Bourkia was born on December 19, 1956 in El Ksiba, near Beni Mellal. He lives and works between Beni Mellal and Marrakech. He is a writer, translator and visual artist. He has exhibited in the most important galleries in Morocco, as in Portugal, Switzerland, Qatar, UAE, France, Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Iran, Algeria, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Monaco, Burkina Fadi, England, Canary Islands, Tunisia and Egypt. His works are part of private collections and Museum, at the Royal Palace, New York, Société Générale, Emaar, Ministry of Finance, ...
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LARBI CHERKAOUI

Larbi Cherkaoui was born in 1972 in Marrakech, he persues various artistic trainings, and obtains his diploma of Applied Arts, Cherkaoui’s powerful abstractions explores and emphasizes Arabic writing. Cherkaoui perpetuates his art through constant experimentation, coupled with his instinctive relationship with the sign and appearance of the letter.
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SIMOHAMMED FETTAKA

Born in 1981, Simohammed Fettaka is a multidisciplinary artist based ibetween Paris and Tangier. In 2007, he joined the Femis Summer School (National School of Image and Sound) and in 2008 he founded the Cinéma Nachia festival at the Cinémathèque of Tangier. He produces documentaries as well as experimental videos that recurrently question the relationship between representation, individuality and politics. In parallel with his film work, he develops a more global practice of the visual artist, incarnating in photographic series, collages, installations, as well as sound pieces, regularly exhibited in France and internationally. He has also followed the Master's program "Experimentation Program in Arts and Politics" at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris.
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KHALIL NEMMAOUI

Born in 1967, Khalil Nemmaoui discovered photography and the magic of the process of film revelation very early. He worked as a photographer in the magazines that appeared in the early 90s and shows a first personal work at the French Institute of Casablanca in 1996, "Casablanca Fragments of Imagination". Khalil Nemmaoui then turns to humanist photography before returning to the landscape. He published Portfolio in "La Revue Noire" in 1998, and participated in several group and individual exhibitions. In 2009, his most emblematic series "The House of the Tree" is presented at the Photoquai Biennial of the Quai Branly Museum and the Carousel of the Louvre for the "Paris Photo". He then continued residencies and exhibitions, notably in 2010 and 2012 at the "Shart" Gallery. He features his work in prestigious festivals in Europe and the United States. His series La Maison de l'Arbre wins the Francophonie prize at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Bamako in 2011 and is nominated for the Prix Pictet.
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Exhibitions « AFRICAN Poetries »

The Comptoir des Mines Galerie is pleased to be associated with the second edition of the 1: 54 African Art Fair to offer to the public a series of exhibitions and artistic projects in its various spaces.

This time we decided to venture into the poetic fields of “melancholy” or spleen of the African artist from Morocco.

“Melancholy is the most legitimate of poetic tones” wrote Edgar Allan Poe, and she evokes this indefinite sadness that one experiences in the face of the passage of time, the upheaval of our societies, the wounds of the past but especially the uncertainties of the future.

The proposed projects will make us travel in this melancholic imagination where the artists from Morocco address common themes to the whole continent.

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PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

GROUP EXHIBITION
« MARE NOSTRUM »
December 10, 2019 to February 9, 2018
CM Galerie / Marrakech
BACHIR DEMNATI
« The (Un)expected Exhibition »
October 20 to December 10, 2018
CM Galerie / Marrakech
MO BAALA
« BE YOUR HEART »
MAY 05 to JUNE 10 2018
CM Galerie/ Marrakech
GROUP EXHIBITION
« Traversées/ Crossings»
February 22 - April 10, 2018
CM galerie /Marrakech
Mohammed Kacimi
« Un parfum de liberté… »
December 30, 2017 - February 10, 2018
CM galerie /Marrakech
Mustapha Akrim
« Chantier II »
November 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018.
CM galerie /Marrakech
Mariam Abouzid Souali
May 15 - June 11, 2017
CM Galerie /Marrakech
Exposition Collective Dessin Contemporain
« Héros, anti-héros, Personnages extraordinaires »
May 15 - June 11, 2017
CM Galerie /Marrakech
Abdelaziz Zerrou « Drawing exhibition »
May 15 - June 11, 2017
CM galerie /Marrakech
Khalil Nemmaoui
April 17 - May 9, 2017
CM galerie /Marrakech
Abdelkrim Ouazzani
« Ma théorie de l’évolution »
November 12 - December 10, 2016
CM galerie /Marrakech
Group exhibition
« Rupture »
November 12 - December 10, 2016
CM galerie /Marrakech
Mohammed Kacimi
« Résistance »
October 20 - November 5, 2016
CMOOA Galerie /Casablanca
Radia Biaz Lahlou
October 15 - 31, 2015
CMOOA Galerie /Casablanca
Fquih Regragui
« L’hyperréalisme Romantique »
June 4 - July 4, 2015
CMOOA Galerie /Casablanca
Abdelkrim Ouazzani
« Partir c’est vivre »
November 18 - December 06, 2014
CMOOA Galerie /Casablanca
Mohammed Kacimi
« L’Africain »
September 16 - October 2015
CMOOA Galerie /Casablanca
Exposition « Dessine-moi un Tapis »
June 10 - July 25, 2014
CMOOA Galerie /Casablanca
Radia Biaz Lahlou
“I need a hero”
January 28 - February 22, 2014
CMOOA Galerie /Casablanca
Meriem Bouderbala
December 10, 2009 - March 10, 2010
CMOOA Galerie /Rabat
FAISAL SAMRA « SHANTY »
March 30 - April 28, 2012
Galerie HD /Casablanca
REZA ARAMESH/ SHADI GHADIRIAN
March 15 - May 15, 2010
CMOOA Galerie /Rabat
YOUSSEF NABIL
« I don’t let you die »
23 septembre au 1er novembre 2011
Galerie HD /Casablanca
AFRICAN STORIES
Exposition réalisée par André Magnin
à l’invitation de Hicham Daoudi
8 au 25 Octobre 2010
Ancienne agence Bank Al-Maghrib
Place Jamâa El Fna/ Marrakech