Yacout Kabbaj is a visual artist who was born in 1983 in Casablanca. She develops a pictorial practice and a relationship with new material, figurative anti-discourse and yet carrying a message dedicated to major aesthetic questions. Yacout is part of the new scene of contemporary Moroccan artists. She started her career as an artist very young in 2008, with a monumental work of 9 x 3 meters, at the exhibition "From urban geography to places of silence" organized by the space Actua in Casablanca, in collaboration with the association Casa-Mémoire and the group of Italian artists from Studio Azzuro and in 2009 she joined the resident at the Cité des Arts in Paris. She meets international artists there, participates in group exhibitions and the Biennale of Young Creators from European and Mediterranean Countries in Skopje in Macedonia.
Yacout's work experiments with visual automatism, but also poses the fundamental questions of art of his time, such as new aesthetics, visual disturbances caused by hardware and software, the aesthetic grip of the bug, etc. The artist defines his work as "a precious means of freezing the aesthetic moment of this beginning of the century". In the spontaneity of gesture and emotion, Yacout explores and declines the notion of non-form, whose expressive charge literally explodes the color. The imprint and the gesture seem to come alive with a striking vitality, through organic dimensions, in the drips, the relief and the transparencies. Usually reserved for industrial use, Yacout draws a medium from plastic and chromatic resources. His technique, the fruit of more than three years of research and plastic experiments, plays on the requirements as well as the advantages of a material that is both moving and evolving beyond the creative gesture. She currently lives and works in Casablanca.