Soukaïna Aziz El Idrissi

Born in Casablanca (Morocco), 1987. Lives and works in Casablanca, Morocco.

She studied in London at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design where she procured a BA (Hons) in Textile Design specialized in weave and later went on to get an MA in Design, Craftsmanship and Entrepreneurship at Northumbria University. Soukaïna spent 9 years (2005 – 2014) in London where she studied, taught and participated in several artistic events, seminars and symposiums. For the past 8 years she has extended her research on plastic waste as a social phenomenon. She explores all the possibilities this material, deemed waste, has to offer with the aim to interrogate its value of use and the perception one has of it. A large range of techniques, often experimental, are used to comprehend and present the material in a new light.

Recently, her work has been exhibited as a solo show Cabinet of curiosities (VOICE gallery, Marrakech, Morocco, 2019), Chemistry’s Greatest Achievement (Thinkart, Casablanca, Morocco, 2015), Calibrated Composition (Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands, London, UK, 2012).
The most recent group shows include Akal/Argiles (CDG, rabat, Morocco, 2018), Second life (MACAAL, Marrakech, Morocco, 2018), Des racines et des ailes (Villa Delaporte, Casablanca, Morocco, 2017), Ways of seeing, ways of doing (Mahal, Tangier, Morocco, 2017), FEMMES: Artistes Marocaines de la Modernité 1960-2016 (Musée d’art contemporain Mohammed VI, Rabat, Morocco, 2016), Billboard Festival (Casablanca, Morocco, 2015), Crossways/ Al Multaqa (Nour festival, Leighton House Museum, 2013).

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