Through installation, painting, drawing or video, M’barek Bouhchichi formulates modes of expression that go from the individual discourse to broader social, poetic and historical systems.
The red thread of his works refers to an individual’s speech that allows for a rewriting of the self. It is a thought in action that the artist signifies through poetic back-and-forth between the idea and the experience of the work.
His recent work on the poet and musician Amazigh M’barek Ben Zida can be considered as a work in continuity. Music, poetry and art act as catalysts for dodging or overcoming social and racial determinisms. The artist is working on poetic tools to rewrite a forgotten Berber identity.
M’barek Bouhchichi has participated in exhibitions, biennials and conferences in Morocco and abroad. Among his recent exhibitions, Dak’art, 13th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar (2018), Bilingual Documents, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MUCEM), Marseille (2017).
His works have been included in prestigious collections, such as those of the Musée National d’Art Moderne du Centre Georges Pompidou (France) and the Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL).
M’barek Bouhchichi lives and works in Tahannout.