Youssef El Yedidi
Born in 1980 in Tangier, he graduated from the Higher School of Advertising (Madrid) where he studied “advertising creativity”.
After a stint as a teacher of production techniques at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan (2006), Youssef El Yedidi has been collaborating since 2009 with the international collective Sinéangulo, bringing together artists of all disciplines from Morocco, Spain, France and Belgium.
Constantly on the move between Spain and Morocco where he lives, Youssef El Yedidi develops a poetic universe mixing found objects, ephemeral installations, photography and film, always questioning the notions of border and mobility. The Strait of Gibraltar, a zone of negotiation par excellence, is a recurring motif in his work.
In 2018 he co-founded the International Festival of Indigenous Arts with Abdelaziz Harraki and Stefan Bohnenberger to explore new facets of art in rural areas, such as weekly markets.
He has participated in several group exhibitions in Morocco and abroad, including “A l’épreuve du Tamis” at Le 18 Marrakech, “Bienvenue” at Musée L in Louvain La Neuve, “Carte Blanche” at Galerie Solstice in Brussels, the Marrakech Biennale, etc.
He has also done artist residencies, among others the Atelier de Céramique in Spain, the Atelier de Gravure in Morocco, Caza d’Oro in France, etc.