Maya Inès TOUAM

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Born in 1988.
She lives and works in Paris (France).

A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, she focuses her work on a certain feminine imagery in the contemporary East. From her individual journey to her numerous trips to the Middle East and North Africa, Maya-Inès Touam tries to decipher an identity in constant movement. The artist thus plays with generational codes in order to experiment plastically with the semantics of a pan-African heritage. Making herself the master of the memory of an era, her contemporary vanities act as committed figures of a society at the crossroads of civilizations.

Maya-Inès Touam has exhibited in the Middle East, Europe, the United States and North Africa. In France, she has benefited from the support of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), as well as the Institut français d’Alger. Winner of the LCC Prize of the Alliance Foundation in Morocco, she also received in 2018 the Special Mention of the jury of the Maghreb Photography Award.