FATNA GBOURI


Works
Biography
Fatna GBOURI, Femme marocaine &/Technique mixte sur bois (sable et acrylique), 66 x 55 cm, 1987

Fatna GBOURI, Femme marocaine
Technique mixte sur bois (sable et acrylique), 66 x 55 cm, 1987


Fatna GBOURI, Dresseur de singes &/Huile sur isorel, 70 x 60 cm, 1986

Fatna GBOURI, Dresseur de singes
Huile sur isorel, 70 x 60 cm, 1986


Fatna GBOURI, Femme et tapis &/Huile sur toile, 66 x 52 cm, 1986

Fatna GBOURI, Femme et tapis
Huile sur toile, 66 x 52 cm, 1986


Fatna GBOURI, Deux paysans &/Huile sur toile, 68 x 50 cm, 1986

Fatna GBOURI, Deux paysans
Huile sur toile, 68 x 50 cm, 1986


Fatna GBOURI, Mariage à Imin Tanout &/Acrylique sur toile et cadre peint par l'artiste, 170 x 200 cm, 2002

Fatna GBOURI, Mariage à Imin Tanout
Acrylique sur toile et cadre peint par l'artiste, 170 x 200 cm, 2002


Originally from Tnine Gharbia in Moroccan Safi province, Fatna Gbouri spent most of her time working in the countryside and specializing in carpet weaving. She grew up in a modest environment and never went to school, and even less so to fine art establishment. Nevertheless, at age 59, two years after her husband’s death, Fatna Gbouri started painting, encouraged by her son Ahmed Mjidaoui – who is both an art educator and painter. The latter mentioned that “his mother was really sad and lonely after his father’s death”. Yet, the artist’s paintings mainly represent joyful moments in life, and are full of bright colors.
She died on February 2nd 2012 and was one of the most important figures of Moroccan naive art.


Exhibitions

2011 Tribute to Fatna Gbouri, Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca
2008
La Passerelle gallery, Casablanca
Chabïa Tallal gallery, El Jadida, Morocco
2007
Franco-Moroccan Alliance, Essaouira, Morocco
Franco-Moroccan Alliance, Safi, Morocco
Medina Art Gallery, Tangier
2005 G.E.N.A.P, Cathédrale du Sacré-Coeur, Casablanca
2004
La Découverte gallery, Rabat
Bleue gallery, Marrakesh
Marsam II gallery, Casablanca
2003
Galerie 104, El Jadida, Morocco
Artizania gallery, Salé, Morocco
Haoud Asfi, Casablanca
2001
Sharjah Biennale, United Arab Emirates
La Safiote gallery, Safi, Morocco
1999
Châteaudun, France
Rennes, France
1998 Lisboa International Fair
1997 Artomania, Agadir, Morocco
1994
Dusseldorf exhibition, Germany
Islamic arts, Germany
1993
National exhibition, France
Chorfi Art gallery, Casablanca
24th International Painting meeting, Cholet, France
1992
Live painting, Fadaa Annas, Casablanca
Alwan gallery, Casablanca
Chorfi Art gallery, Casablanca
23rd International Painting meeting, Cholet, France
1991
International Festival, Rabat
2nd Young Moroccan Painters meeting, Special prize, Rabat
1990
Mohammedia 1st Salon
1st Arts Festival, Tangier
Winter Salon, Marrakesh
Exhibition in Rabat
Exhibition in Tangier
Exhibition in Fes
Exhibition in Casablanca
Exhibition in Meknes

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