Comptoir des mines galerie


Youness Atbane currently lives and works between Casablanca and Berlin. His artistic practice is based on a critical relationship to the fields of art, its actors and its geopolitics. He began to follow different programmes and gained artistic experiences in the fields of performance and visual art in France, Morocco, Belgium, Spain. In 2008, he took part in the Master performing art program “EX E.R.CE08” at the CCN of Montpelier. In 2010, he graduates with a master in Art -Literature and museology- from the University of Nice.

His practice consists of three areas: live performance as a space of reflection, installation making as an outcome of the performance act and photography and drawing as an archive. All three areas are interconnected and interdependent. The exploratory nature of his work, which brings together performative and narrative practices; The nature of his work which shows both discursive and formal qualities.


2010 Masters in Art, litterature and Museology at the University of Nice, France
2008 Masters Performing Art Program « EX E.R.CE 08 » at CCN of Montpelier, France


Kaaistudio Bruxelles
LE 18 Derb El ferane, Marrakech
Le H2/61:26, Casablanca
MaSS MOCA museum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Kaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
Cube Espace d’art, Rabat, Morocco
Friche la belle de Mai, Marseille, France
HEADLANDS Center for the Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
Espace Darja, Casablanca, Morocco
HomeBase, Berlin, Germany
Goethe Institut, Rabat, Morocco
Institut Français de Rabat /Casablanca /Marrakech, Morocco
Archi Viterbo, Italy
L‘Uzine Casablanca


2019 Shubbak Festival - British Museum - London
2019 Cornell University Ithaca Usa
2019 African Poetry - Comptoir des Mines Galerie -Marrakech
2019 Blue Notes - Artorium - Casablanca
2018 Mare Nostrum - Comptoirs des Mines Galerie - Marrakech
2018 Akal / Carte blanche Fatiha Zemmouri - Gallery fondation CDG - Rabat
2018 Asphalt Jungles - Art LAB - Berlin
2018 Nuit Electronique - IFMAroc Casablanca & Rabat
2018 Art et Football - Atelier 21 - Casablanca
2018 « Traversées, Crossings, عبور », Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 Sundancelab program MAss MOCA Museum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
2017 Macaal Lab, Museum of African Contemporary Art, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 Arabe art focus, fringe festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
2017 Forum for Human rights, Gnawa Festival of Essaouira, Morocco
2017 Residence & Reflection program kunstfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Airport Openning, FEZ Airport, Fez, Morocco
2017 « Génération Flash » fondation alliance, Casablanca, Morocco
2017 « Footprint zero » fondation Tamaas Casablanca, Morocco – New York, U.S.A.
2017 « Art contemporain marocain », CMOOA, palace Es saadi, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 1.54 ART FAIR Galerie Venise Cadre, London, U.K.
2016 « OUT OF B/ORDER », Museum quartier Vienna, Austria
2016 « INTENTION », Galerie Venise Cadre, Casablanca, Morocco
2016 « Art contemporain marocain », CMOOA, Palace Es saadi, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 « Not new know » Marrakech Biennial, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 Selected Moroccan Video Art, la Serre espace éphémère, Marrakech, Morocco
2015 Saout radio selection “Moroccan Mix”, Gaythé Lyrique de Paris, France
2015 Open House Studio 6, Headlands Center for the Art, San fransisco, U.S.A.
2015 Ostrale15 Handle with care, Dresseden, Germany
2015 « Now ! » Galerie culturesinterface and galerie Shart, Casablanca, Morocco
2014 « Le Maroc Contemporain », Institut du monde arabe in Paris, France
2014 Boxes/Zones/Quarters, iRRi ART Casablanca /Rabat /Marrakech, Morocco
2014 Openning exhibition of Musuem Mohammed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rabat, Morocco
2013 « 100 ans, 100 artistes, 100 œuvres », Art space of la Société General Banque, Curator for Video Art Selection
2012 Listening session « Moroccan mix », the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K.
2012 « L’Echo d’un cœur noir» (Amina Benbouchta), Galerie Talmart, Paris, France
2012 PLPAC, Galerie de l’Institut français de Rabat, Morocco
2011 « Sympios is ? » MACRO musuem of contemporary art, Rome, Italy
2011 Angolazioni Urbane, Venise Biennial, Venise, Italy
2011 « La ville Ouverte » Archi, Viterbo, Italy


2019 LE TARMAC - Paris
2019 18 derb lferane - Marrakech
2018 Arsenaal / Lazarus Mechlen
2018 Zurcker theaterspektakel
2018 Fondamuntal festival - Luxembourg
2018 Arab art focus / DCAF festival - Cairo
2018 Moussem cities - Kaaitheater
2018 TanzTage Berlin - sophiensale
2017 MAss MOCA Museum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
2017 Dancing on the edge festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017 Dansem festival, Marseille, France
2017 Arabe Art Focus, Fringe festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
2017 Summer Akademie, Cologne, Germany
2017 Les Transversales festival, Vitry sur Seine, Paris, France
2017 On marche festival, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 Masaâ Festival 2016, Casablanca, Morocco
2016 On marche Festival, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 Headlands Center for the Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.
2016 Institut Francais de Casablanca, Morocco
2016 Brouhaha book, Vernissge Espace khiasma, Paris, France
2015 Masaâ Festival 2015, Casablanca, Morocco
2015 Hacking body, Galerie Culture Interface, Casablanca, Morocco
2014 Tatwek, Berlin, Germany
2014 Masaâ Festival 2014, Casablanca, Morocco
2014 Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2014 Institut Francais de Casablanca, Morocco
2013 Mesdedanza Festival, Seville, Spain
2013 Galerie FJ, Casablanca, Morocco
2013 Art-Lab I-Phonedoctor, Berlin, Germany
2013 Month of performing art, Berlin, Germany
2013 On marche Festival, Marrakech, Morocco
2012 PLPAC, Institut Francais de Rabat, Morocco
2011 Galerie Bianca, Viterbo, Italy
2009 Inpresentable, Madrid, Spain
2008 Festival Montpellier danse, Montpellier, France
2008 Festival Uzes Danse, Uzes, France
2008 Centre choregraphique de Montpellier, France


2018 ZKB ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PRIZE 2018 (Zurkher Kantonal bank)
2018 AFAC 2018 Grantee
2016 AFAC 2016 Grantee


2019 Chergui By Yvon Langue and Soukeina Aboulaoula - Marrakech
2018 « Casablanca, Nid d’artistes » by Kenza Sefroui, Malika Editions
2018 Arrival City by Charlotte banks - Berlin
2013 PAS DE DEUX by Alya Sebti, Angelika Stepken - Florence