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M'hammed Kilito

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1981

Ukraine

Morocco

Artist’s Story

Born in Lvov, Ukraine, M'hammed Kilito grew up in Rabat and moved to Canada in 2001 / He studied Political Science at the University of Ottawa and Photography at the Ottawa School of Art / Project coordinator and researcher at the Social Planning Council of Ottawa in 2010, then head of the photo and video department at the Montreal advertising agency Ressac (2013-2015), he decided in 2015 to devote himself exclusively to photography and moved back for this purpose to Morocco / M'hammed focuses on the small details of every day life that document a contemporary Morocco / These everyday scenes and fragments open the field to socio-political questions such as migration,identity, social determinism or territory / His photographs, mostly in square format, reflect a humanist look that the photographer takes on the reality that surrounds and fascinates him/ M'hammed has participated in numerous exhibitions in various places such as the French Institute (Rabat), Rétine argentique (Marseille), the Foundation Alliances (Casablanca), the Fotofilmic gallery (Vancouver), the 18th(Marrakech), the Offprint London Artbook Fair in the Tate Modern (London), the National Library (Rabat), Les Nuits photographiques d'Essaouira or the Visual Voice Gallery (Montreal) / The photographer's work has been published in several newspapers and magazines such as The Washington Post, Off The Wall, El Pais, Jeune Afrique, Vumagazine, Diptyk, L'Express, AfriqueMagazine, Huffpost and Telquel/

Full CV

Solo Exhibitions

2017  Destinées, French Institute, Rabat, Morocco

2016  Un si long chemin, Cinéma Renaissance, Rabat, Morocco

2016  Un si long chemin, Fondation Orient Occident, Rabat, Morocco

2016  Morocco Diaries, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco

2007  Reflexions, Rasputin, Ottawa, Canada
2006  Reflexions, Galerie Nostalgica, Ottawa, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2017  Art Company / Episodes 2, Intimes - Errances, Casablanca, Morocco

2017  Youmein Festival, Technopark, Tangier, Morocco

2017  Images passagères, Rétine argentique, Marseille, France

2017  Open Studio, Printemps de l'Art Contemporain, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

2017  Les hommes défendent l'égalité en héritage, Galerie Fan-Dok, Rabat, Morocco

2017  Errances, Festival Rabat Résonances, Dar El-Mrini, Rabat, Morocco

2017  Génération Flash, Fondation Alliances, Casablanca, Morocco

2017  Les journées photographiques de Taza, Complexe culturel, Taza, Morocco

2017  PULP exhibition, Fotofilmic gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2016  Les nuits photographiques, 5th edition, National Library, Rabat, Morocco

2016  Terrain de jeu, Dabaphoto 2, Le 18, Marrakech, Morocco

2016  Les nuits photographiques d’Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco

2016  Morocco Diaries, Offprint London Art Book Fair, Tate Modern Museum, London, UK
2016  Les hommes défendent l'égalité en héritage, National Library, Rabat, Morocco

2008  Reflexions, Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

2007  Reflexions, Galerie d’art contemporain Visual Voice, Montréal, Canada

Projections

2016  Seuls ensemble, Main film Centre d’artiste/cinéma indépendant, Montréal, Canada


2016  Seuls ensemble, Ottawa short film festival, Ottawa, Canada

Artist Residencies

2017  Youmein Festival, Tangier

2017  La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille
2017  Al-Qarawiyyin, Fez
2016  Caravane Tighmert, Tighmert

Talks and Presentations

2017  Visual Sociology in Morocco, School of Humanities and Social Science Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane

2017  Presentation of the book Un si long chemin, Cinéma Renaissance, Rabat

2017  Immigration in Morocco: the challenges of integration, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Rabat
2017  À l'épreuve de nos désirs, French Institute, Rabat

2017  La ville autrement, Photomed, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

2017  International Artists Gathering, Fez

Career Highlights

  • 2017  'Destinées' Solo show, French Institute, Rabat, Morocco
  • 2017  Artist residency, Youmein Festival, Tangier

  • 2017  'Images passagères' Group Exhibition, Rétine argentique, Marseille, France