Artists in residence: Conversation between Mouna Saboni and M’hammed Kilito

Saturday 9 November 2019, 4 pm

MACAAL – Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden

Mouna Saboni, photographer
M’hammed Kilito, photographer
Janine Gaëlle Dieudji, Exhibitions Director, MACAAL
Estelle Guilié, Artistic Director, Montresso* Foundation

MACAAL and the Montresso* Foundation are pleased to invite you to a conversation with photographers Mouna Saboni and M’hammed Kilito about their respective residences, on Saturday 9 November 2019 at 4 pm.

Thanks to the different interventions, this meeting will put in dialogue the practices of each one while evoking the role of the artistic residencies in the realization of a photographic project, their contribution but also the stakes related to the medium.

About Mouna Saboni

Mouna Sabonie, série TRAVERSER, 2019

A Franco-Moroccan photographer, Mouna Saboni’s identity has been forged by her origins. Her work thus questions a personal memory, intimately linked to the territory. For her residency project, TRAVERSER, she traveled through the Moroccan land in a true quest for identity in order to study her own relationship to her immediate environment, as well as to that of individuals she met on her travels. Through a committed and sensitive work, Mouna Saboni unveils a world full of poetry.

After a master’s degree in Social and Solidarity Economy, Mouna Saboni joined the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles from which she graduated in 2012. She exhibited in Mexico, the Netherlands, China and Japan, among others. In 2012 and 2014, she participated in the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles. In 2012, her work entered the collection of the Neuflize corporate foundation.

About M’hammed Kilito

M’hammed Kilito, Abdellah, Aït Blal, série Portrait of a Generation, 2019

Through his work, M’hammed Kilito explores the societal transformations taking place in Morocco. His photographs highlight, in a sensitive and critical way, deep divisions on subjects such as social cleavages, heritage, migration, identity and social determinist. With his project Portrait of a Generation (2019), the artist continues his research work on Moroccan youth.

M’hammed studied photography at the Ottawa School of Art and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. His work has been presented in galleries, museums and festivals such as Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah), Amman Image Festival (Amman), Tate Modern (London), Addis Foto Fest (Addis Ababa), PHotoESPAÑA (Madrid), Biennale internationale de Casablanca (Casablanca), Rétine Argentique (Marseille), Fotofilmic Gallery (Vancouver) and Beirut Image Festival (Beirut).