Fatiha Zemmouri – “Materia Prima”

Materia Prima - Fatiha Zemmouri

curated by Paolo De Grandis, Maria Rus Bojan, Francise Chang
Coordinator: Carlotta Scarpa,  PDG Arte Communications

7 July– 2 September 2018
Scuderie Ducali di Palazzo Acquaviva, Atri
Open: everyday 10.am – 12.30am, 6pm – 10pm
His work loads of tension mark the various phases of human mutation and its evolution during the cycle of life. The symbolism of materials is an allegory through which Fatiha examines the universal dynamics linked to humanity, to the tragedy of existence, to man in front of his destiny and to the question of his finiteness.


Born in 1966, visual artiste Fatiha Zemmouri is a graduate of the Casablanca School of Fine Arts. Very early in her career she developed interest in materials such as coal, burnt wood, ceramic and porcelain. Fatiha uses each alteration of matter to grow closer to the deeper being. Combustion, laceration, stitching, burning: all steps through which the matter is transformed to reveal itself as it is. Upon completion, the abstraction carry the memory of the black or white monochrome; and the matter, a metaphor of the body, reveals itself to be a life force. Fatiha Zemmouri has participated in many individual and group shows in Morocco and abroad. Her works have integrated important public and private collections.

Many have been his exhibitions in various cities of Morocco and the world, such as Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech, Paris, Dubai, Dakar, Toulouse, Saint Etienne. His was also the site specific work inside the El Badii building during the 6th edition of the Marrakech Art Biennale in 2016.