Younès Rahmoun

ARTIST Younès Rahmoun

Video / Drawing / Sculpture / Photography
Born in 1975 Morocco
Lives and works in Tetouan

Younès Rahmoun’s artistic practice is both polymorphous and minimalistic. His works are inseparable from his religious and spiritual beliefs. Installations, site-specific artworks, drawings, videos, animations, photographs and performances allow him to make visible the invisible and to encourage moments of meditation. Each material, number, orientation, colour has a deep meaning, often related to Islam and to Sufism in particular.

His interest lies in vital essences such as the heart, atom, seed, flower and light. At the International Centre for Glass Art (CIAV) in Meisenthal he created Zahra Zoujaj, a monumental installation made of 77 hand-blown glass lamps shaped as flowers. The black plastic bag, spiral, shroud fabric, minerals, nature, Ghorfa (small room in Arabic) all appear as leitmotiv.

Younès Rahmoun is one of the most impotant Moroccan artists of his generation. In 2013, he co-founded Trankat, an artist residency in the medina of Tetouan.

Collections

MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

John Jones Collection, London, UK

Mathaf, Doha, Qatar

Fondation ONA (Omnium Nord Africain), Casablanca, Marocco

Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey

CAP Kuwait – Contemporay Art Platform, Koweit

Expositions majeures

2015

Nel Mezzo del Mezzo, curated by Christine Macel, Museo Riso, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

2014

Neighbours, Istanbul Modern, Turkey
Sous nos Yeux, Macba, Barcelone, Spain

2013

Earth Matters, National Museum of Africa, Smithsonian, Washington D.C., USA

2012

Intense Proximité, Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2011

Working for change, Pavillon marocain, Venice Bienniale Italy

2010

Told / Untold / Retold, MATHAF Musée d’art moderne, Doha, Qatar

2009

A Proposal for Articulating Works and Places, Biennale de Marrakech, Morocco

2004

Biennale de Dakar, Senegal

1999

L’Ob

Portfolio

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