ABDELKRIM OUAZZANI


Works
Biography
Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre &/Dessin sur papier, 40 x 35 cm

Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre
Dessin sur papier, 40 x 35 cm


Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre &/Dessin sur papier, 40 x 35 cm

Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre
Dessin sur papier, 40 x 35 cm


Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre &/Dessin sur papier, 40 x 35 cm, 2010

Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre
Dessin sur papier, 40 x 35 cm, 2010


Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre &/Technique mixte sur toile, 65 x 50 cm

Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre
Technique mixte sur toile, 65 x 50 cm


Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre &/Technique mixte sur toile, 65 x 50 cm

Abdelkrim OUAZZANI, sans titre
Technique mixte sur toile, 65 x 50 cm


Very young, Abdelkrim Ouazzani studied at Tetouan Fine Arts school. In 1975, he left Morocco to join Paris’ prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Once back, he became Head of Studies at Tetouan Fine Arts school and built a brilliant artistic career. Since 1995, he is a member of Grenada’s Fine Arts Royal Academy in Spain. In 1999, he was awarded the most important French cultural reward. His painting and his sculpture result from his specific innovative and contrarian thinking. Ouazzani’s work is fanciful, somewhat naively refined. There is a subtle simplicity, an innocent wisdom and a spontaneous ingenuity in Ouazzani’s polychromatic sculptures. Thanks to that simple artistic lexicon, Abdelkrim Ouazzani’s work is full of poetry, humaneness and delicateness.


Individual exhibitions

2012  Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca
2010  Black and White, Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca
2006  Recent works, Rê gallery, Marrakesh
2004 
Bab Rouah gallery, Rabat
Merinides, Fes
2003  Beyond the Myth, Brunei gallery, SOAS, London
2001  Galleria Art Factum, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain
1999 
Galerie Maig Da Vaud, Paris
Espace Au 9, Casablanca
1998  Imaginary portraits, El Manar gallery, Casablanca
1997  French Institute, Rabat and Oujda, Morocco
1995 
French Insitute, Rabat
Delacroix gallery, Tangier
1992 
 Cairo Biennale, Egypt – Critic’s prize
1994 
Manar gallery, Casablanca
Assilah Festival, Morocco
1991  A.F.M. Espace Balzac, Kenitra, Morocco
1988 
L’Atelier gallery, Rabat
Nadar gallery, Casablanca
1984  French cultural center, Fes, Casablanca and Rabat
1983 
Tetouan French Institute
Delacroix gallery, Tangier
French Institute, Marrakesh
1982 
French cultural center, Casablanca
Méridien Miramar hotel, Mohammedia, Morocco
French cultural center, Rabat
1979 
5th Cultural Meeting, Assilah, Morocco
French cultural center, Holiday Club M’diq, Tetouan
1978 
 Bibliothèque Générale (library), Tetouan


Group exhibitions

2013  Loft Art Gallery pays tribute to the artist in its book DConnexions, edited for its 5th anniversary
2008 
Cultural identity, Bab Marrakesh, Essaouira, Morocco
Marrocos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lines, Moroccan embassy, Berlin
2007
Moroccan contemporary art, Rê gallery, Marrakesh
A century of painting in Morocco, French Institute, Rabat
2004 
Mohamed El Fassi gallery, Rabat
Chaïbia gallery, El Jadida, Morocco
2003  Artist and Academy, Fine Arts Academy, Tournai, France
2002
Art, Galerie Esca, Nîmes, France
Tawassul Caja, Madrid and Barcelona
2000  Sculptures 2000, Mitchell College, New London, USA
1998  Galerie A 49, Casablanca
1996 
Vandrel, Spain
European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
1995  Ras el Hanut, Barcelona
1993  Triangle de la Méditerranée, Casablanca
1992  Cairo International Biennale, Egypt
1991 
20 years 20 artists, L’Atelier gallery
Galerie Esca, Nîmes, France
1990  Tribute to Abdellah Fakhar, Flandria gallery, Tangier
1980 
Small formats, Tetouan
UNESCO Moroccan days, Villa Franca, Spain
Ras El Hanut, Los Maestros de Tétuan, Grenada, Spain
Ras El Hanut, Barcelona, Spain
1979 
Moroccan child cultural week
1976 
Place Hassan II exhibition, Tetouan
Spring exhibition, Atelier Yankel, Paris

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