MOHAMED CHEBAA


Works
Biography
Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre &/Technique mixte sur toile, 125 x 150 cm, 2011

Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre
Technique mixte sur toile, 125 x 150 cm, 2011


Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre &/Technique mixte sur toile, 125 x 135 cm, 2012

Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre
Technique mixte sur toile, 125 x 135 cm, 2012


Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre &/Technique mixte sur toile, 135 x 120 cm, 2012

Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre
Technique mixte sur toile, 135 x 120 cm, 2012


Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre &/79 x 67 cm, 1985

Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre
79 x 67 cm, 1985


Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre &/Technique mixte sur toile, 150 x 150 cm, 2010

Mohamed CHEBAA, sans titre
Technique mixte sur toile, 150 x 150 cm, 2010


Mohamed Chebaa was born in 1935 in Tangier. He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Tetouan (1955). He moved to Italy from 1962 to 1964 tu study at Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts. Back in Morocco, he became a teacher at the Ecole des Beaux-arts in Casablanca.
Chebaa was the former Director of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan from 1994 to 1998. He is one of the founders of the Moroccan modern art movement. With Belkahia or Melehi, Chebaa has bravely fought for a strong renewed Moroccan art identity. He vigorously stood for the introduction of traditional Moroccan arts in the post-independence culture. He also prescribed the integration of paintings and drawings in the heart of urban spaces. Alongside Belkahia, Melehi, Hamidi and other major modern artists, Chebaa participated in Jemaa El Fna 1969 exhibition to ask for the democratization of arts. They all believed everyone should be able to have access to the artistic world. He was a teacher at the National School of Architecture in Rabat. Mohamed Chebaa died in 2013.


Individual exhibitions

2010  L’atelier 21 gallery, Casablanca
2007  Venise Cadre gallery, Casablanca
2005  Bab Rouah gallery, Rabat
2003  Agdal cultural center, Rabat
2001  Retrospective at Mohammed V national theatre, Rabat
1999  Rotterdam, Brussels, Charleroi
1997-1998  Bab Rouah gallery, Rabat
1996  Tetouan French Institute, Tangier and El Jadida
1993 

Mural work for Chicago international airport, USA

Bab Rouah gallery, Rabat
1992  Cairo Biennale, Egypt – Critic’s prize
1984  L’Atelier gallery, Rabat ; Nadar gallery, Casablanca
1983  L’Atelier gallery, Rabat
1974  Nadar gallery, Casablanca ; L’Atelier gallery, Rabat


Group exhibitions and publications about the artist

2013  Loft Art Gallery pays tribute to the artist in its book DConnexions, edited for its 5th anniversary

2012  Loft Art Gallery analyses Chebaa’s work and commitment in its book Zoom sur les années 60
2004  Société Générale Bank exhibition, Casablanca
2002   Agdal cultural center, Rabat
1990  Almunecar Arabo-Hispanic meeting, Spain
1987  “6 Moroccan artists”, Métropolitaine gallery, São Paulo
1985  “19 Moroccan painters”, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Grenoble, France
1980
L’Atelier gallery, Rabat
Bab Rouah gallery, Rabat
1978  Palestine Permanent Museum, Beirut
1977  L’Atelier gallery, Rabat
1976  2nd Arabic Biennale, Rabat ; Bab Rouah gallery, Rabat
1969  Panafrican Festival, Algiers, Algeria
1967  International Exposition Montreal

1963  Pittori Arabi, Centro italo-arabo, Rome
1958  Arab Painting, Washington

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