Open Studio : Mohamed Haïti

Thursday 28 November 2019 

MACAAL Residence – Free access

MACAAL is delighted to invite you to the open studio of our second artist in residence, the Moroccan illustrator Mohamed Haïti. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 28 November 2019 at the MACAAL Residence to discuss with the artist about his artistic practice and his current project, Histoires bâties (2019).

During his residency at MACAAL, Mohamed continued his work to safeguard Morocco’s memory and historical, architectural and societal heritage by creating a new series of illustrations about the city of Marrakech. For one month, he documented the religious buildings and emblematic constructions of the city, mixing minimalist representations with simplified and organic motifs inspired by these witnesses of the past.

Mohamed Haïti, Menara Garden, Marrakech, Morocco, Histoires bâties series, 2019
Acrylic, ink on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm

About Mohamed Haïti

Mohamed Haïti’s work fixes the memory of cities and their society. Through series of miniature illustrations which are at once minimalist, geometric and stylized, he immortalizes architecture and documents the culture and customs of cities in Morocco and elsewhere.

Mohamed Haïti has done several artistic residencies, including “Sur les pas de Delacroix – residence du carnet de voyage” in Meknes, and Green Olive Arts International Residency during which he worked on the city of Tetouan. He has also participated in several group exhibitions in Meknes, Tangier and Tetouan. In 2019, he organized his first solo exhibition entitled Murmures des cités at the Les Insolites gallery, devoted to the city of Tangier and its monuments.

Mohamed is graduated of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan.