Aziz El Idrissi, Soukaïna
Born 1987 in Casablanca, Morocco
Lives and works in Casablanca, Morocco
Soukaïna Aziz El Idrissi was trained in textile design, specialising in weave and later in craftsmanship and entrepreneurship. For the past 8 years, she has extended her research to plastic waste, which she investigates as a social phenomenon. She explores all the possibilities this material, commonly seen as purely wasteful, has to offer with the ultimate goal of questioning its utility and the ways it is perceived socially. Recent solo shows include Cabinet of Curiosities, VOICE gallery, Marrakech (2019); Chemistry’s Greatest Achievement, Thinkart, Casablanca (2015); Calibrated Compositions, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands, London (2012). Recent group shows include Material Insanity, Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech (2019); AKAL/ARGILES, Fondation CDG, Rabat (2018); Femmes: Artistes Marocaines de La Modernité 1960-2016, Musée Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Rabat (2016).
Soukaïna Aziz El Idrissi, 24 Sha Blue/Orange, 2014, Hand woven mixed polymers from discarded plastic waste, 254 x 67.5 x 0.2 cm, Photo: Hassan Ouazzani. Courtesy VOICE gallery