Fatim Benhamza was born in Casablanca in 1987 where she lives and works.
Trained as an architect, she studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture de Casablanca.
Her passion for art and contemporary urban issues has led her to explore the collision grounds between these two fields. The city as a whole inspires her. Urban planning, sustainable development, public space, architectural forms, materials, are all elements that challenge and inspire her.
Her artistic work observes, questions and reimagines the existing city through architectural drawing, digital illustrations and collages. She considers drawing as an intersection of thought. The use of different media, where she integrates painting, material and digital drawing are tools that help her to emancipate her thought, and allow her to represent her imaginary world. These works, which she describes as experiments [unfinished products of the imagination], are attempts to establish an emotional correspondence between the urban issues that preoccupy her, the architectures she dreams up and her observations of the real world.
In her current artistic work Fatim Benhamza focuses on the influence of political decisions on the city, where she represents through collage the physical impact of a material and invisible dimension that is politics on the urban environment.
Surveys and explorations / projections into the future and experimental projects/ utopias and dystopias/ reuse and reappropriation/ stories of the city dweller and urban narratives/ material and immaterial, are recurring themes in her work.