NASSIM AZARZAR



Nassim Azarzar (@nazarzar), artist, develops a research around imagery, even popular imaginaries by exploring their different forms, occurrences and devices of representation in a Moroccan context. For several years, he has been developing an ongoing project called «Bonne route» dealing with decorative practices applied to trucks transporting goods between the port cities of Tangier, Casablanca and Agadir in particular and the Moroccan villages of the Atlas and the Rif.
Azarzar’s aesthetic research evolves around decorative arts, painting, drawing, sculpture and experimental cinema.
His work has been exhibited at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany, at 18 Derb el Ferrane in Marrakech, at the Kulte Center for Contemporary Art & Editions in Rabat as well as at Atelier 21 in Casablanca and at Mahal Art Space in Tangier.
Before joining QANAT (a collective of artists and researchers exploring water in its political and poetic dimensions) in 2019, Azarzar co-founded: Atelier Superplus (@atelier_superplus), a design studio operating between Paris, Bristol and Tangier in 2014; Think Tanger (@thinktanger), a platform dedicated to the exploration of the city of Tangier and its extensions at the urban and visual levels in 2016; and Atelier Kissaria (@ tanger.print.club) in 2017 focused on experimental printing practices. He was also assistant to artist Yto Barrada in his Tangier studio from 2017 to 2018.
            Born in 1989, lives and works between Paris and Rabat.