Ouhaddou, Sara
Born 1986 in Draguignan, France
Lives between New York and Morocco
Sara Ouhaddou’s practice explores design as a tool for economic, social and cultural development. Raised in France in a Moroccan family, Ouhaddou’s practice is influenced by her dual cultural background. The artist relies on the ancient knowledge embodied in artisanal practices, using it as a foundation for her broad approach to making. In search of new forms of expression, Ouhaddou incorporates technical and aesthetic innovations into her work. Ouhaddou’s recent exhibitions include Not New Now: Marrakech Biennale 6, Marrakech; On en est arrivé là, Galerie Polaris, Paris; Craft becomes Modern. The Bauhaus in the Making, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau; Impression//Impression – VOICE gallery, Marrakech; Islamic Art Festival 2017, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, Institut des Cultures de l’Islam, Paris, France. Ouhaddou is the recipient of awards including the One Percent Art of New York (2017) and the Wings of African Art Prize (2016).
Sara Ouhaddou, Untitled #2, 2014, Ceramic enameled iron frame, 90 x 64 cm. Courtesy the artist and VOICE gallery. Credit: Alessio Mei