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Abdellah El Haitout

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1971

Lalla Mimouna, Morocco

Sala Al Jidida, Morocco

Full CV

Education

1991 Baccalaureate in visual arts (Rabat)
1993 Diploma in Psychology
1998 Winner of the Regional Educational Center of Rabat

Education

2018 - 2019 : « more roses » Espace Expressions CDG – Rabat - Morocco
2018 - ''Pour l'amour du papier",solo paper exhibition in the French Institute, Kénitra - Morocco
2017 - GLOBAL ART PROJECT group exhibition at Baupres Gallery Mazatlan, Mexico
2017- Souad Al-Sabah Arab Biennial - Kuwait City, Kuwait
2017 - Wagen Art collective exhibition in Rabat - Morocco
2016 - ''Build on the Use'' individual exhibition at the Nadar Gallery, Casablanca - Morocco
2016 – Collective exhibition, Ins Blaue-Art Gallery Remscheid, Germany
2016 – Global Art Paper 2 , Gelsenkirchen – Germany
2016 – « Al Maken » Group Exhibition in Tunis – Tunisia
2015 – Regency collective international exhibition Art, Doha, Qatar
2016 – « Al Maken » Group Exhibition in Tunis – Tunisia
2015 - Collective -Exhibition in Brussels – Belgium
2015 -Regency collective international exhibition Art, Doha, Qatar.
2013 - 'Freeman'' individual exhibition at the Nadar Gallery, Casablanca - Morocco
2013 - Individual exhibition at the gallery Mohammed El Fassi – Rabat
2013 - 2nd national exhibition of contemporary art, sacred heart cathedral – Casablanca.
2012 - «Ittijahat trend», Exhibition Gallery of the Library, Hassan II mosque Casablanca

Career Highlights

  • 2017 Souad Al Sabah Arab Biennial, Kuwait
  • 2016 Global Art Paper 2, Germany

Artist Statement

I stick on my paint a long time, helplessly and slavishly in a great confusion. I don’t know what to leave or what to ruin, or what to omit, or remove, or neglect. I even scream alone.I don’t know anything, otherwise, my friend, painting is a piece of ordeal.

I quote from Paul Auster and I say:
You find the painting where you work on it; that is the adventure. I love the challenge of collage, and the possibilities that are opened up in front of me, the work of the torn paper, crumpled or ripped and glued up piece of paper. Additionally, I like the intimate act. The superposition of different materials and paint highlight the theme of concealment and transparency with mixed media like acrylic, ink and pens.I add the necessities of drawing and graphics. I also meditate at length. I try to be as simple as I can, I like this movement on the surfaces of doors and walls, and I like to pass on my painting. Inspiration is everywhere, and the artist must start from what is local to transcend it, travelling beyond and reaching what is global and universal. Like Naguib Mahfouz, one must start from “where I am.” The Urban scenery is a rich material that I exploit. A contemporary artist must draw on contemporary subjects. Technical capability should guide the artist in the development of his work, pleasant warmth or a wild and sour chilliness. These elements are reminder of my childhood, which I spent in an open air. There, I learned to become familiar with the surroundings and tried to tame the wildness of this space. In my later works, I’ve chosen to intervene on pre-worked supports, fully or partially, like calendars, catalogs, or collage of paper and cardboard paper - trying to go beyond what has already been created".