Maghreb: Works from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, & Mauritania.

About the Exhibition

Emna Zghal
Fethi Sahraoui
Halim Karabibene
Hamza Bounoua
Mahi Binebine
Nada Harib
Oumar Ball
Zakaria Ramhani

Date:
8 February  – April 2022

Catalog: 

As part of al markhiya’s programme of exhibitions showcasing emerging and established artists from the Arab world, we begin our 2022 season with  a group exhibition focusing on a collection of artists from the Maghreb region.

Maghreb carries the dual meaning of both the western place (land) and the place where the sun sets. This area has been called the land of Atlas, and the Barbary Coast; the region encompasses much of the northern part of Africa, including the Atlas Mountains and the coastal plains of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania.

The artists showcased in this exhibition explore a variety of disciplines and viewpoints; from  painting, to sculpture, printmaking and photography, to collage and book making. They share different forms of inspiration, ranging from documentary and history, to experimentations in pure aesthetics and color, all of which result in the creation of rare and unique objects.  For this exhibition al markhiya gallery also collaborates for the first time with East Wing, a platform for photography and  member of the al markhiya group.  East Wing has invited two emerging photographers from the Maghreb region to participate in the exhibition: Nada Harib from Libya and Fethi Saharoui from Algeria.

Hamza Bounoua (Algeria)
Al-Wahy series
Acrylic on Canvas
167 x 207 cm
2021

Hamza Bounoua
(Algeria)
The Sidrat al-Muntaha
Acrylic on Canvas
167 x 207 cm
2021

Halim Karabibene
(Tunisia)

Tanit’s Ballad
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2021

Halim Karabibene
(Tunisia)
Out of Frame
Oil on Canvas
120 x 120 cm
2020

Halim Karabibene
(Tunisia)
Oblique Dream
Oil on Canvas
200 x 150 cm
2020

Halim Karabibene
(Tunisia)
Pinocchio’s journey
Oil on Canvas
92 x 64cm
2020

Emna Zghal
(Tunisia)
Cultures of War: An Essay
inkjet on archival watercolor paper, edition 3/3
28 x 38 cm
2005

Emna Zghal
(Tunisia)
The Tree of My Mind
etching, silkscreen, and inkjet, edition 4/42
23 x 30.5 cm
2006

Zakaria Ramhani
(Morocco)
The Fight 5
Oil on Canvas
240 x 200 cm
2017

Zakaria Ramhani
(Morocco)
The Fight 3
Acrylic on Canvas
220 x 200  cm
2017

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Fethi Sahraoui
(Algeria)
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 x 50 cm
2015 – 2019

Nada Harib (Libya)
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Medium: Archival Digital Print
edition 1/6
120 x 80 cm
2018

Nada Harib
(Libya)
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
edition 1/6
60 x 80 cm
2019

Nada Harib
(Libya)
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
edition 1/6
60 x 80 cm
2019

Nada Harib
(Libya)
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
edition 1/6
60 x 80 cm
2019

Nada Harib
(Libya)
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
edition 1/6
30 x 40 cm
2020

 Nada Harib
(Libya)
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
edition 1/6
30 x 40cm
2019

Oumar Ball
(Mauritania)
Satala Head
Acrylic, Pigment and collage on canvas
170 × 150 cm
2021

Oumar Ball
(Mauritania)
Two Friends
Acrylic, Pigment and collage on canvas
200 × 165 cm
2021

Mahi Binebine
(Morocco)
Untitled
Low relief, Wax and pigment on wood
170 x 170 cm
2021

Mahi Binebine
(Morocco)

Untitled
Low relief, Wax and pigment on wood
170 x 170 cm
2021