Imane Djamil (b.1996, in Casablanca, Morocco) is a Casablanca-based artist whose practice spans photography, storytelling,and creative-writing. Her work, which is located at the crossroads of fine-art and documentary photography, explores places in‘post-traumatic transition,’ where History engenders a metaphorical dialogue with personal anecdotes.

Djamil has participated in several residencies including IgloùParis' Escales liées at The French Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, Mujeres y el Mediterraneo in 2019 at the Casa Mediterraneo in Alicante, Spain. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and Morocco, most notably as part of  Le Maroc Contemporain at Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, France in 2014 and, En un instante Marruecos at the Casa Arabe as part of PhotoESPAÑA’s official selection in 2018. 

She has co-founded KOZ collective with photographers M'hammed KilitoYasmine Hatimi and Seif Kousmate in 2020. 

Exhibitions 

Upcoming

2023 Thinking Historically in the Present, Sharjah Biennial 15, group show- Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

2022 Maa ka Maaya ka ca a yere kono, Bamako Biennale, group show- Bamako, Mali 

2022 Who is Photography For, Landskrona Foto Festival, group show- Landskrona, Sweden

2022 Nordwärts, La Gacilly-Baden Photo, group show- Baden, Austria

Past

2022

More Than Your Eyes Can See, Middle East Institute, group show- Washington DC, USA

Femmes photographes, Musée National de la Photographie, group show- Rabat, Morocco 

Reflexión, Galeria Cervantès, group show- Tangier

2021

Carte blanche à Safaa Erruas, Fondation CDG, group show- Rabat, Morocco

Regards sur la jeune scène photographique marocaine, Musée National de la Photographie, group show- Rabat, Morocco

Plein Nord, Festival Photo La Gacilly, group show- La Gacilly, France

The Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival, group show- Copenhagen, Denmark

Tempus Fugit, Abderrahman Slaoui Museum, group show- Casablanca, Morocco

80 Miles to Atlantis, CDA Gallery, solo show- Casablanca, Morocco     

2020

Tempus Fugit, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), group show- Casablanca, Morocco

2019 

En Un Instante Marruecos, Bienal de Fotografia de Cordoba, Casa Arabe, group show- Cordoba, Spain

2018

En Un Instante Marruecos, Fundaciòn Tres Culturas del Mediterràneo, group show- Sevilla, Spain

Le Maroc sur le vif, Musée de Mouassine, group show- Marrakech, Morocco

Escales liées, IgloùPARIS, Villette Makerz- Paris, France 

En Un Instante Marruecos, PHotoESPAÑA, Casa Arabe, group show- Madrid, Spain

Ana Hunna, an initiative promoting women in the economy in Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, Fabrique culturelle des abattoirs- Casablanca, Morocco

Festival Traits d'Union, Théâtre El Duende, solo show- Ivry-sur-Seine, France

2017

Dasthe gallery, solo show- Casablanca, Morocco

30 under 30 women photographers, The Popping Club, group show- Rome, Italy

L'Uzine, Fondation Touria et Abdelaziz Sekkat, solo show- Casablanca, Morocco

2016

AAF, Musée Juif de Belgique, group show- Brussels, Belgium

La Selva de l'Art, Festival internacional d'art contemporani, group show- La Selva de Mar, Spain

Todos os géneros preferidos, all gender preferred, Manpower festival, group show- Lisbon, Portugal

Au delà de l'héritage, Paroisse Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, group show- Paris, France 

L'Art Engage, Le 6B, group show- Paris, France 

Visions Urbaines, Espace des arts sans frontières, group show- Paris, France

2015

Où s'harmonisent le pin, la frayeur et moi-même, galerie SometimeStudio, solo show- Paris, France

Passages, parages, visages, paysages. Les nouvelles créations artistiques au Maroc, Musée de Bank Al Maghrib, group show- Rabat 

2014

Le Maroc contemporain, Institut du Monde Arabe, group show - Paris, France

Emerge&See, galerie Yakin&Boaz, group show - Casablanca, Morocco

Emerge&See, Biennale de Marrakech, group show - Marrakech, Morocco

2012

Printemps barbare, Studio IWA, group show - Casablanca, Morocco

Prizes, grants

Arab Documentary Photography Program, Magnum Foundation, AFAC, Prince Claus

Beyond, KOZ/220 collectives, Pro-Helvetia

300 year Anniversary grant,The British Council Morocco

New Narratives in Environmental Photography Prize by Festival Photo La Gacilly & Fisheye Magazine/Gallery

All-Around Culture, L'Art Rue, co-funded by the European Union

Collections

Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art 

Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL)

Private collections

Residencies

Jiser Residency, Fabra i Coats: Fábrica de Creación, Barcelona, Spain

Summer’s Lab, Le Cube- Rabat, Morocco

Mujeres y El Mediterraneo, Casa Mediterraneo- Alicante, Spain

Entre-vues (Inter-views/Inter-viewed), an Igloù PARIS project, Venice Biennale of Architecture, French Pavilion (Encore Heureux architects)- Venice, Italy

M comme Médée (Love like Medea), Théâtre National de la Colline, play staged by Astrid Bayiha- Paris, France

Copies doubles, autoportrait en espace(s) (Replicas, self-portrait through space(s), L’Uzine/ Fondation Abdelaziz et Touria Sekkat- Casablanca, Morocco

L’abribus (The Bus Shelter project), Théâtres en Dracénie with stage directors Alexandra Tobelaim and Geneviève Blais- Draguignan, France

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