Mohamed Rachdi

  • Biography

    Born in 1964 in Ksar Tiaouanine, Goulmima in Morocco, Mohamed Rachdi is a visual artist, curator, art critic, professor and researcher in arts. In 1996 he was the first Moroccan to complete a PhD in Arts (with distinctions) at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne.
    Since 1986, he produced numerous individual and collective exhibitions in France and abroad like at the Museum of the Abbey of Saint-Riquier (2000-2001); the Gallery of Contemporary Art of the Espace Culturel François Mitterrand in Beauvais (2001); the contemporary art gallery and gallery Éphémère in Montigny-le-Tilleul in Belgium (2005); gallery Nadar in Casablanca (2009); Agora Gallery in Marrakech (2010). For more than 25 years, his work has been exploring themes of memory, desire and human figure through various mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. In a coherent approach, his creative research is supported by a rigorous thinking, thus it is exposed in many papers and books as well as in numerous debates and symposia around the world. Today, he is living and working in Casablanca.