Mo Baala is a multidisciplinary Moroccan artist born in Morocco in 1986. It was in the heart of the souks of Taroudant, his hometown, that he grew up. He draws most of his artistic and creative education from the traditional arts and crafts of Morocco, Africa and elsewhere. His passions for reading, cinema, music and philosophy will also fuel his creative universe. Essential meetings and the internet also played a crucial role in his artistic education.
Mo Baala never specialized in an artistic form. He goes from drawing to painting, including collages, sculpture and graffiti. He also creates installations hosting his musical performances. He also explores the photographic medium, street art and action painting. Recycling, textiles, music and lyricism have a primordial place in his creations.
His work for "Dreaming The Land, Dreaming Us" is inspired by his intimate relationship with the landscape of his house. Through his new series "Save Me - Save Your Tomorrow" and two workshops for making masks with schoolchildren, he wishes to reiterate the vital need for love and respect for our natural environment.
Since 2016 and his emergence on the international artistic scene during the Biennale. Marrakech 6, he participated in a series of group exhibitions (Morocco, France, Italy, Germany) and was represented at several international fairs and exhibitions. (YIA / AKKA / The Others Art Fair…). He is also the recipient of the Prix de la Nuit de l'Instant 2017, Marseille, FR (tied) June 2017. Mo Baala lives and works between Marrakech and Taroudant.
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