Mohammed Laouli

Born in 1972

Lives and works in Marseilles

Mohammed Laouli's artistic vocabulary brings into play notions of post-colonialism, feminism, migration, and culture... His works, which make indiscriminate use of video, sculpture, interventions in the public space, and photography, aim to highlight the domination mechanisms that apply to various sectors of society. In some of these works, political and social boundaries are tested, crossed, and made explicit. From Rabat to Salé (its poorer suburb), from one shore of the Mediterranean – or any other sea – to another, he strives to bring to light life experiences relating to exile or social exclusion.
Mohammed Laouli uses the reality around him to call out the regimes of the powerful (French colonisation, the patriarchy, institutions of power...). He focuses on working-class cultures and their rituals in order to convey the irony of a political situation that both generates and relies on inequalities.

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.