« This is the story of a bullet. It was lmaallem Kamal who made it. He crossed several borders, Moroccan, Spanish, French, Belgian … but could never pass the door of my house. I had to cut it down…».
Zainab Andalibe creates spheres of narrations where the real and the fictional can coexist in order to find a point of balance between aesthetic research and the social context. It is often a question of geography, movement, displacement, back and forth travel, trajectories, and research. The stories that she imagines, appropriates or collects can take many forms – oral, written, or plastic-, same as her action fields – material and measurable or mental and immaterial. However, no matter how her works take shape, above all, they are fields of introspection or fields of the felt where the spectators can project themselves.
Born in 1985 in Marrakesh, she is currently a member of the research cooperative at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Clermont Ferrand. She holds the DNSEP at Beaux-Arts in Montpellier since 2012, and the DEUG Art plastique at Paul Valery University since 2007.
Winner of the Felix Sabatier prize in 2012, she has since exhibited her works in several countries including Germany, Italy, England, Austria, Denmark, Senegal during the biennale of contemporary art Dak’art 2018, in Morocco during two editions of the Marrakech Biennial, at the inaugural exhibition of the Mohammed VI Museum, the French Institutes of Fez and Meknes with a project developed at Le Cube – independent art room. She also has a course of residencies that include the Mediterranean residence at la Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, Villa Ruffieux in Sierre, Switzerland, BINZ in Zurich and the summer’s lab at Le Cube – independent art room.