Abdelaziz Zerrou was born in Casablanca in 1982. He lives and works between Switzerland and Morocco.
A graduate of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan, Abdelaziz Zerrou is a multidisciplinary artist who juggles video, installation and drawing while using innovative techniques. He is committed to an artistic approach with a contemporary orientation; and while using a wide range of materials as part of his creative protocol, he has a particular attachment for the graphic register. The artist’s interest in this visual element shows his high propensity for universal symbolic figures, characterized by enhanced legibility and visibility, since they are usually processed in a schematic and graphic manner. In his creations, the artist aims at achieving a certain degree of visual efficiency whose enunciation must be obvious, clear and immediately perceptible.
His artistic proposal, indeed, brings together all the attributes of a body of work that seeks efficiency at all costs, at the risk of being viewed as simplistic. The artist “instrumentalizes” emblematic icons of superstition that are deeply embedded in Moroccan folk culture so as to represent and suggest another perspective. This approach is reflected in his works and artistic interventions at national and international levels: he exhibited his work at “Spazio 1929” (Lugano, Switzerland); Musée de la Photographie et des Arts visuels (Marrakech, Morocco) ; “Fabbrica del Vapore” (Milan, Italy) ; Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Rabat, Morocco) ; “Galleria Continua” (Le Moulin, France) ; “New Art Exchange” Museum (Nottingham, England), etc.