Montresso Art Space


Abi Salami, Michael Reese, Gregory Michael Carter, Ariel Dannielle, Cosmo Whyte, Paul Stephen Benjamin et Fahamu Pecou

12.02 – 06.05.2023

Grouped under the patronage of Fahamu Pecou, seven African-American artists from different generations confront the notion of Black identity – Blackness – by shaking the imposed designations.

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29.10.2022 – 21.01.2023

Dominique Zinkpè’s approach is complex and diversified. Far from being restricted to plastic writing, he appropriates all kinds of mediums, as long as they allow him to express himself: installation, drawing, painting, video. By browsing his work, it seems obvious that he has no aspiration to be locked up in a single process of creativity but rather being in an openness of the matter and the thought.

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MONTRESSO* COLLECTION – Regard sur le dessin

11.04 – 23.07.2022

Created in Morocco ten years ago, the Montresso* Art Foundation welcomes, reveals and supports artists beyond borders and standards. The foundation’s permanent collection is constituted of works produced during residencies by guest artists. It therefore bears witness to the history of a place, to encounters and creations…

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30.10.2021 – 1.04.2022

RERO’s first solo exhibition in Morocco, COMME AVANT… experiments an artistic wandering, a reflection on our time. The artist explores the notions of alterity, hybrid identities and questions…was it really better before ?

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IN-DISCIPLINE – Le long du fleuve Congo

Hilaire Balu Kuyangiko, Serge Diakota Mabilama, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Kouka Ntadi, Fransix Tenda Lomba

14.02 – 28.04.2020

For the third edition of the travelling programme IN-DISCIPLINE, created by the Montresso* Foundation, the Congo River is in the spotlight. On both sides of the river, a rich culture and a vibrant youth surprise. A place of life, a provider of stories, it inspires us and gives us strength.

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14.12.2019 – 08.02.2020

FUTURE PRIMITIVE reveals TILT’s artistic universe in a frontal vision, in which signs and references to the dense heritage of graffiti are concealed, juxtaposed, in order to filter a perfect sample of the Street.

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Roxane Daumas, Tania Mouraud, Maya-Inès Touam, Fatiha Zemmouri

01.11 – 04.12.2019

« There are treasures everywhere » explores in an open dialogue the physical and intimate territories of four artists: Roxane Daumas, Tania Mouraud, Maya-Inès Touam and Fatiha Zemmouri. She invite us to think about this singular notion of treasure. The works presented are imbued with meaning and summon our appetite for philosophy, writing, matter and quite simply, to life.

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MONTRESSO* COLLECTION – Regard sur le portrait

26.08 – 12.10.2019

The Montresso* Art Foundation’s collection of contemporary art is the result of an unwavering commitment to artists over the past thirty years and is made up of a deliberately heterogeneous selection of works. From emblematic pieces to the most recent acquisitions, it covers the fields of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. The richness of this collection retraces the highlights of the Montresso* adventure, reflecting the encounters and exchanges that have contributed to its history.

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XXL #3

Mohamed Said Chair, POES, Skunkdog

20.04 – 30.06.2019

An annual artistic event based on the theme of monumental work, this third edition reveals the surprising universes of Mohamed Said Chair, Poes and Skunkdog.

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Armand Boua, Gopal Dagnogo, Pascal Konan, Joachim Silué, Yeanzi

25.02 – 31.03.2019

IN-DISCIPLINE links one of the most dynamic African art scenes to Marrakech. Collectors, institutions and private foundations, established artists and young talents, cultural events and audiences make Abidjan a platform in full effervescence.

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Hendrick Beikirch

05.11 – 31.12.2018

Hendrik Beikirch is known for his portraits. The intensity of these powerful faces of ordinary men and women summons the intimate on canvas and walls around the world.

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XXL #2

Hendrik Beikirch, Kouka, David Mesguich, RERO

16.04 – 31.05.2018

For its second edition, XXL #2 unveils four visions that question the notion of excess, through an open dialogue between Hendrik Beikirch, Kouka, David Mesguich and RERO.
Focusing on the human condition, this edition questions the space in a new perspective, offering the spectator an immersive and meditative experience.

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Ishola Akpo, Charly d’Almeida, Gérard Quenum, Nathanaël Vodouhé

19.02 – 31.03.2018

IN-DISCIPLINE is an itinerant support programme initiated by the Montresso* Art Foundation, aimed at visual artists in a first three-year phase in Africa.

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04.12.2017 – 31.01.2018

« Un rêve plus long que la nuit » reveals JonOne’s relentless creation over the past 30 years and questions the issue of breaking norms and non-conformity.

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Hom Nguyen

14.10 – 20.11.2017

The Montresso* Art Foundation gives carte blanche to the artist Hom Nguyen with the exhibition « Lifeline ».

The works of Hom Nguyen are just as non-conformist as his personality.The artist captures facial expressions with a dynamic, brutal, almost animal stroke, thus unmasking the subject.

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Vitaly Rusakov, Denis Tevekov, SY, ZMOGK

10.02 – 10.04.2017

The Montresso* Art Foundation presents in its contemporary art space part of its permanent collection under the theme Back in USSR, a symbol of the singular history of the place.

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XXL #1

Cédrix Crespel, FENX, TILT, JonOne

05.12.2016 – 30.01.2017

XXL #1, an annual event organised by the Montresso* Art Foundation presents four artists who are emblematic of a generation marked by counter-culture and urban culture: Cédrix Crespel, Fenx, Tilt and JonOne.

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Olivier Dassault

24.10 – 20.11.2016

Stories of passions and encounters, the Montresso* Art Foundation has been enriched by its own artistic adventure. At the invitation of the Montresso* Art Foundation, Olivier Dassault presented some thirty unpublished and abstract works.

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Gérard Rancinan

03.04 – 05.06.2016

The exhibition ‘RANCINAN’ is the inaugural event of the new space dedicated to contemporary art at the Montresso* Art Foundation in Marrakech.

The photographer Gérard Rancinan has been bearing witness to his time for forty years. The Montresso* Art Foundation presents this vision on our society, accompanied by a reflection by the author Caroline Gaudriault.

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