WHAT’s ON – Discover the public programme of cultural events happening in Marrakech!

M’barek Bouhchichi, Aicha, 2022, Mixed media on rubber, 118 x 116 cm. Courtesy L’Atelier 21 Art Gallery, Casablanca.


Festival du Livre Africain de Marrakech (FLAM) at Les Étoiles de Jemaa el-Fna

Date : 9 February to 12 February 2023 

Address: Les Étoiles de Jemaa el-Fna,  36 Derb Fhal Zefriti, Marrakesh 40000

Created on the initiative of Mahi Binebine, Fatimata Wane Sagna, Hanane Essaydi and Younès Ajarraï and organized by the WE ART AFRICA//NS Association, with the support of numerous national and international partners, the FLAM will make it possible to discover the literary talents of Africa and to celebrate the cultural diversity of the continent. conferences, round tables and workshops will allow festival-goers to discover the different facets of African literature and to exchange with renowned authors from all over Africa and its diasporas.

Décoloniser la culture – A special talk in collaboration with 1-54

Date : Saturday 11 February 2023 from 12:30 pm to 1:30pm

Address: Les Étoiles de Jemaa el-Fna,  36 Derb Fhal Zefriti, Marrakesh 40000

For this 1-54 is glad to collaborate with FLAM for a special talk featuring artists Nú Barreto, Abdoulaye Konaté, Barthélémy Toguo, poet Mohammed Bennis and historian Achille Mbembe moderated by Mahi Binebine

With the “Souffles” or the Pan-African Festival of Algiers in the 1960s, intellectuals from the continent have constantly decried the exoticism, object of interest for Western museums and publishers, in which the former colonizer tends to freeze Africa and its creators. Decolonization also involves the arts and culture. The postcolonial and decolonial movements give a new relevance to these fundamental questions. Africa is called upon to assert itself as a culture conscious of its roots and turned towards universalism, so that African culture reaffirms its place in the world as a living and autonomous entity. In these conditions, what can the current visual artists and writers do?


Opening of the exHIBITION Horienzontalisme at Dar Moulay Ali 

Date : 1 February to 28 February | Opening Thursday 9 February from 6pm to 9 pm 

Address: Annexe de l’Institut français – Jamaa El Fna, J2F5+JV5, Rue Moulay Ismail, Marrakech 40000

Horienzontalisme, an exhibition that invites artists and intellectuals to an effort of analysis and awareness of the new forms that contemporary orientalism can take. Including artists Salim Bayri, Amina Benbouchta, Mohammed Elbaz, Simohammed Fettaka, Youssef Ouchra, Hanne Van Dyck and Youness Atbane, this exhibition was initiated by Youness Atbane and Jules Henri Julien.

Website: https://if-maroc.org/marrakech/evenements/programme-culturel-janvier-mars-2023/ 


Souvenirs (non) Enfouis by African Arty at Dar Moulay Ali

Date : 9 February to 12 February from 11 am to 7 pm 

Address: Dar Moulay Ali, J2F5+F47, Marrakech 40000

African Arty presents two Moroccan women artists, Rahma Lhoussig and Amine Azreg. This duo exhibition entitled Souvenirs (non) Enfouis deals with the unconscious universes, past and future, which animate the two artists through their childhood and the emotions linked to the perceptions of the physical, historical and family environments.

Website: https://africarty.com


Meydene at M Avenue 

Dates: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9 pm | Saturday to Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm 

Address: M Avenue, 2 Avenue de la Menara, Marrakech

Authentic gateway to Marrakech and the surrounding regions, Meydene is a unique address where culture meets craft and art of living of the inhabitants of the city. Meydene reflects the spirit of Marrakech and celebrates the city in all its states through various artistic and cultural programs that have in common a technological inclination to better transport our visitors.

Website: https://www.meydene.com


Koussouf by Hasnae El Ouarga at Fondation Montresso*

Date: 9 February to 11 February, from 11 am to 5 pm 

Address: Fondation Montresso* Gallery of residents, J58J+V38, route de Fès, Marrakech

Koussouf is the inaugural exhibition of the new exhibition space of the Montresso* Art Foundation called la Galerie des Résidents. Marking the opening of the Foundation to the public, it is photography that is honored with Hasnae El Ouarga. Manifesting a counter-culture to the flow of images, the artist chooses to return to the essential and escapes the documentary and representative aspect of photography by embracing the ancient process of the cyanotype. Montresso* Art Foundation is located 45 min from the center of Marrakesh, on the road to Fez. An access map could be sent to you.

More information: info@montresso.com 

Website: www.montresso.com


Caption: MAP Marrakech

MAP Marrakech 

Date: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 5:30 pm

Address: 39-40 Rue Touareg, Ksibat Nhas 40000, Marrakech

The MAP Marrakech, presents to the public nearly 3000 pieces of adornments, ornaments, jewelry, clothing, textiles and other ethnographic objects. This collection was chosen from among the 7000 pieces gathered by Marlène and Paolo Ponce-Gallone over several decades of travel and passionate research.

Website: https://www.mapmarrakech.com


Le corps spirituel et l’esprit charnel 

Date: 9 February to 12 February 2023

Address: Palais El Badi, Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech, Ar. Marrakech Médina, 40000

The exhibition brings together a dozen works of artists in dialogue with the work of Amina Benbouchta and this, in an emblematic place located in the heart of the medina of Marrakech: the Palace El Badii. Thanks to the openness offered by this place, this exhibition creates a direct connection with the sky, a verticality that calls for elevation and primal breath.

Website: csec.ma


The Gamblers 2 at CDA Gallery

Date: 9 February to 13 February 2023, 11 am – 7:00 pm

Address: CDA Gallery, Al Maaden Golf Resort Sidi Youssef Ben Ali , Dyour Chouhada, Marrakech , Sidi Youssef, 40012

CDA Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition “The Gamblers 2” with Tunisian artists Walid Ardhaoui, Béchir Boussandel and Slimen El Kamel. The event will be an opportunity to discover a selection of unpublished works marked by a unique artistic approach.

Website: http://cdagallery.com/ 


 L’Éclosion mémorielle by Médéric Turay curated Hafida Jemni Di Folco

Date and Time: 25 October 2022 to 28 February 2023, 10 am – 8 pm

Address: Four Seasons Resort Marrakech , 1 Boulevard de la Menara, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco

L’Éclosion mémorielle is an unprecedented exhibition, created by Médéric Turay in response to his research, and echoing Marrakech and its region, where the artist has been established for several years. Within the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, an exhibition of multimedia works reveals the artistic journey of Médéric Turay.

Website: https://medericturay.com/ 


Gâta Bantu by artist Yvanovitch Mbaya at CDA Gallery

Date: 3 February 2023 to 1 April 2023, 9 am – 8 pm 

Address: Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech, ÉSAVM, Angle de la rue Iqbal et de l’avenue Al Kouliyat, Amerchich à côté du Club de l’Université Cadi Ayyad

CDA Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Gâta Bantu by artist Yvanovitch Mbaya. Afropolitan and Moroccan at heart, Yvanovitch took the time of his many trans-African travels to mature a minimalist work that he first developed during his teachings at the Fine Arts in Brazzaville before emancipating himself from all academicism through controlled creolization. and referenced in the service of highly personal forms and objects of study and representation.

Website: http://cdagallery.com/ 


Date: Until 15 February 2023

Address: Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech, ÉSAVM, Angle de la rue Iqbal et de l’avenue Al Kouliyat, Amerchich à côté du Club de l’Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech , Amerchich, 4002

The exhibition celebrates 6 years of an amazing international cooperation project between Switzerland, Morocco & Lebanon. Including artists Btihal Remli, M’Hammed Kilito, Malika Sqalli, Ziad Naitaddi, Zahrin Khalo, Abderrahmane Marzoug, Ziad Hage, Ashraf Mtaweh, Hussam Hawwa, Hosein Jaddad, Zineb A. Arraki.

Website: Smart-maroc.com

Hamidi, Courtesy of La Galerie 38

The flavor of colors at La Galerie 38

Date: 10 February 2023 to 10 April 2023, 10 am – 9 pm 

Address: 64 rue Ibn Zyad Gueliz Marrakech, Marrakech , Morocco , 40000

“What is without form is without colour” wrote Jacques Ferron. A statement that corresponds perfectly to the inaugural exhibition of the Galerie 38 space in Marrakech. A first group exhibition where form and colour are correlative and interdependent. From the eroticism of the master of the Casablanca School, Mohamed Hamidi, to the hypnotic luminous undulations of his pupil Younes Khourassani, it is all a question of forms and colours. From the poetic pictorial fragments of Yacout Hamdouch to the chimerical universe of Ines-Noor Chaqroun, it is all about shapes and colours. From the captivating totems of Ghizlane Agzenaï to the energetic cogs of Meriam Benkirane, it is all about shapes and colours. 

Website: https://www.lagalerie38.com/


Silent Gardens at Galerie SINIYA28

Date: 4 February 2023 to 12 March 2023, 10 am to 7 pm 

Address: 28, Rue Tarik Ibn Ziad, 1ere Etage Apt.6, Gueliz, Marrakech, 40000

Rita Alaoui’s exhibition, Silent Gardens is a series of paintings produced in the fall of the past two years. The young artist was inspired by the garden that surrounds her studio and thus recreates lush rural landscapes in which empty chairs testify to the absence of man but also to the loneliness of the artist. Rita Alaoui pays homage to this silent, meditative and welcoming nature, a nature from which man would have withdrawn and which could finally grow in peace. 

More informatio: here


Euphorie by Abdelmalek Berhiss at Galerie Tindouf

Date: 3 February 2023 to 5 March 2023, Monday to Saturday 10am – 1pm | 3:30pm – 8pm

Address: 22 Boulevard Mohamed VI, Assalla III, Gueliz, Marrakech, 40000

Galerie Tindouf welcomes Abdelmalek Berhiss for his long-awaited “solo show” after more than 10 years of meticulous artistic creation. Recognized as one of the pioneers of mouse artists, Abdelmalek Berhiss nevertheless stands out from this current by becoming a true figure of the contemporary artistic scene.

Website: www.galerietindouf.com


Solo show of Yasmina Alaoui at Comptoir des Mines Galerie

Date: 9 February 2023 to 30 March 2023, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am – 1pm | 3pm – 7pm 

Address: 62, rue Yougoslavie, Guéliz, Marrakech, Marrakech Tensift El Haouz, 40000

Yasmina Alaoui’s exhibition is an introspective illustrating the path chosen by the artist to think about representations of femininity and the connotations that flow from it. Through her various research, she addresses the complexity of the role that women assume in our current societiesPort, its strength and its fragility.

Website: www.cmgmarrakech.com


more #stuff at ESAV MARRAKECH

Date: 9 February 2023 to 15 March 2023, 11 am – 5:30 pm

Address: Quartier Amerchich, B.P. n° 4006, Marrakech, AL HAOUZ, 40002

Visual artist and teacher at Esav, Sibylle Baltzer presents a selection of works following on from her “stuff” exhibition at the Voice Gallery last April.

Website: esavmarrakech.com


Leaking Spirits by Art First Gallery at M Avenue

Date: 10 February 2023 to 4 March 2023

Address: 2 Av. de la Ménara, Marrakech 40000

The exhibition “Leaking Spirits” is conceived by TewasArt Gallery (Kenya) and Will be presented in collaboration with Art first galerie (Morocco). Leaking spirits group exhibition bringing together three African contemporary artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, with an almost similar creative process. Using acrylic on canvas and mixed media, the artists, Sheila Bayley from Kenya, Muramuzi John Bosco from Uganda and Salvador Tomnyuy from southern Cameroon. 

Website: www.artfirst-galerie.com


Souffle d’Afrique at So Art Gallery

Date: 9 February 2023 to 12 February 2023, 11am -7pm 

Address: Hotel Jadali & Spa, Angle avenue Echouhada et, Av. de Paris, Marrakech, Marrakech, 40000

The walls of the space will house the works of renowned artists such as Medina Dugger, Pascal Konan, Aboudia, Raphaël Adjety, Koffi Mouni Désiré, Ngimbi Bakambana and Angelo Dakouo.

Website: https://www.soart-gallery.com


Breaking the Mould – Courtesy Art First Galerie

Exhibition Breaking the Mould

Date: 9 February 2023 to 27 January 2023

Address: Impasse Ain Asserdoune, Immeuble Jav 2 A , 2ieme étage, Quartier CIL, Casablanca, Maroc, 20000

“Breaking the Mould, New signatures from the Democratic republic of Congo” features works by twelve emerging artists from RDC, predominantly former students of the Academy of fine Arts in Kinshasa, who are breaking the boundaries of academic training and developing new forms of visual explorations. For this exhibition, Christine Eyene has selected over fifteen artworks and series comprising painting, photography, mixed media and installation, reflecting the new ideas, aesthetics, and discourses emerging from the heart of Africa.

Website: www.artfirst-galerie.com


Exhibition Cha’Bab at Abla Ababou Galerie

Date: 10 February 2023 to 12 March 2023

Address: 57, avenue Mehdi Ben Berka, Rabat, Morocco, 10100

Cha’Bab is a group exhibition that highlights the new Moroccan artistic plastic scene. Photography, drawing and sculptural work are in the spotlight.


courtesy for I came for couscous


“In the taxi, vox populi” – by I Came for Couscous

Date: Thursday 09 February 2023 to Sunday 12 February 2023

Contact bonjour@maisonmim.com for more information

“In the taxi, vox populi” is a unique experience, curated and produced by Mouna Anajjar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of I Came For Couscous Magazine. Urban walks, excerpts of conversations intercepted in cabs in Marrakech, Tunis, Cairo, Beirut, Algiers or Dubai… as a way to take the pulse of the city.For the 1-54 Marrakech, I CAME FOR COUSCOUS declines its format “In the cab…” and invites collectors, gallery owners and artists present at the fair, to embark on an urban stroll of 20-30mn in the streets of Marrakech, with a Marrakchi, citizen of various horizons, in a car with driver (cab or Vtc) with the aim of collecting the conversations that will take place during these walks.