Lives in Paris (FR), born in Marrakech (MA).
After teaching visual arts for 13 years in Marrakech, Hicham Benohoud leaves Morocco to live in Paris, though still often traveling back to his homeland. As a man of contrasts and doubts, he wants to show that new visions only arise when fixed patterns are broken. Benohoud thus ardently combats the religious dogmas in his country. “Somehow I feel that the place where my work fits is in the struggle", he says. The oeuvre of Benohoud is rooted in Moroccan culture, family, religion and hierarchical structures. From a somewhat detached position vis-à-vis his culture, Islamic traditions, power and society, the artist constantly inquires into matters of identity, both individual and collective. In his ‘staged’ photographs, people are transformed into objects, bodies into attributes. That which we find familiar, he de-humanizes. His surrealist, enigmatic images always play the same game of hide and reveal, embellish and disfigure, humanize and alienate.
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Petites images coupées
Hicham Benohoud, Petites images coupées, 2004. Photography, silver gelatine print, 116 x 89 cm.
Salle de classe, série 2 ...
Hicham Benohoud, Salle de classe, série 2 [Class Room, Series 2], 2000-2002. Photography, silver gelatine print, 60 x 80 cm.
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EXTRA MUROS: Visite Genk ...
02 July 2014 - 31 August 2014.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cult
Kunstwerk van de maand 2015
01 January 2015 - 31 December 2015.
January: Jan Vercruysse – Fontaine/Lustre, 1991. February: Jan Fabre – Het fonteintje, 1980. March: Charif Benhelima – Minus two, 2006. April
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
Let's Play Museum
10 June 2023 - 17 September 2023.
Come and play at the M HKA this summer. Dangle on Kati Heck's swing, or play a game of bowling on Dialogist-Kantor's bowling alley. If you wa
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
De M HKA - Collectie [The...
“Works in the M HKA collection are often large and have a presence without being especially tangible.” – Narcisse Tordoir For the third sect
The Vibrating Image
THE VIBRATING IMAGE This idea suddenly come into our minds when looking at works by Wim Delvoye and Costas Tsoclis, which we then combine