Kim Bennani was born in Tetouan in 1972 in the studio of his famous father, Moa Bennani. He was only 11 years old when he won his first prize at a drawing contest at the Chan Kars International Children’s Competition in New Delhi, India.
No doubts he could not help becoming a talented artist himself. Many would say his talent became evident. Following his studies at Tetouan school of Arts, he flew to Spain in Malaga, hence the Hispanico-Arabic influence in his works.
His realistic works enabled him to distinguish himself from other contemporaries of his and make himself a name. As a matter of fact, he soon gave up with his rigid technique so as to liberate his work. This new train of thought gave birth to peaceful landscapes. The warmth of the yellow color, or on the contrary the shades of different blues, contrast beautifully with the soothing grayness of the background.
By signing an agreement in 2014 with Claude Monet Foundation, Loft gallery has for the first time enabled a Moroccan artist to work in the heart of Giverny’s studios, home to the Master of the impressionist movement.
Exhibitions and publications about the artist
2014 Loft Art Gallery has for the first time enabled a Moroccan artist to work in the heart of Giverny’s studios, home to the Master of the impressionist movement
2013 Loft Art Gallery pays tribute to the artist in its book DConnexions edited for its 5th anniversary
2012 Coningsby gallery exhibition, London
2011 Loft Art Gallery exhibition with Claire de Virieu and Jean-Claude Laffite, Casablanca
2010 Exhibition at MemoArts with Moa Bennani, Casablanca.
2009 L’Essentielle gallery in Rabat, with Moa Bennani and de Jean-Claude Laffitte.
2006 Royal Nautic Club, Rabat, Morocco
2005 MemoArts, Casablanca.
Between 1999 and 2002, Kim Bennani exhibited on a regular basis in France and Spain (Diana gallery, Van Gogh gallery)