Amine Oulmakki was born in 1986 in Rabat, the city where he lives and works.
He experimented with photography from an early age in the bathroom converted into a darkroom where his father developed his own essays.
In 2006 Amine discovered the blind man’s eye hidden in him by photographing his great-grandmother at the time when she was suffering from a disease that caused her to lose her sight for good. At the same time, he joined the Institut Supérieur du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel (ISCA), which opened up a wider field in the world of image. He is mainly interested in staged narrative imagery.
From film to digital, from polaroid to mobile phone, Amine’s work is experimental, intuitive and introspective. He draws his inspiration from his daily encounters, his country and his neighborhood, l’Océan.
Amine Oulmakki has attended several artist residencies, such as La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2015, La Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille in 2017.
He has also participated in exhibitions on a national and international level, in Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Yaoundé, Porto, Arles, Marseille, Paris, London, Glasgow, Tokyo, Sharjah…
Amine Oulmakki finds his way of expression in cinema and photography. The photographer’s eye and the filmmaker’s vision respond to a necessity; that of inscribing himself in universal and humanistic values. Time and body, life and death, volatileness of the moment, such are the themes that inhabit his imagination and mark out his creative process.