Imane Djamil (b.1996, in Casablanca, Morocco) is a Casablanca-based artist whose practice spans photography, storytelling,and creative-writing. Her work straddles a very fine line between reality and the sublime in what she calls ‘mentalgeographies’. 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 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 in 2019,  and most recently the the Summer’s Lab at le Cube- Independent Art Room in Rabat, Morocco  in 2020. 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 Kilito, Yasmine Hatimi and Seif Kousmate in 2020. 

Prizes, grants

2021

300 year Anniversary grant by The British Council Morocco

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

All-Around Culture, co-funded by the European Union

Exhibitions 

2021

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

80 Miles to Atlantis, Festival Photo La Gacilly, group show- La Gacilly

80 Miles to Atlantis, The Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival, group show- Copenhagen

Tempus Fugit, Abderrahman Slaoui Museum, group show- Casablanca

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

2020

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

2019 

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

2018

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

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

Escales liées, IgloùPARIS, Villette Makerz, Paris 

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

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

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

2017

Dasthe gallery, solo show- Casablanca

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

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

2016

AAF, Musée Juif de Belgique, group show- Brussels

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

Contemporary art fair, HAUPT, group show- Basel

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

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

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

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

2015

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

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

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

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

2013

La Marche Rose, The Souk, solo show - Marrakech

La Marche Rose, Studio IWA, solo show - Casablanca
 
2012

Printemps barbare, Studio IWA, group show - Casablanca

Collections

Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art 

Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL)

Private collections

Residencies

May- June 2020/ Summer’s Lab, Le Cube- Rabat

August 2019/ Mujeres y El Mediterraneo, Casa Mediterraneo- Alicante

June 2018/ Entre-vues (Inter-views/Inter-viewed), an Igloù PARIS project, Venice Biennale of Architecture, French Pavilion (Encore Heureux architects)- Venice

November 2017- March 2018/ M comme Médée (Love like Medea), Théâtre National de la Colline, play staged by Astrid Bayiha- Paris

April 2017 - Copies doubles, autoportrait en espace(s) (Replicas, self-portrait through space(s), L’Uzine/ Fondation Abdelaziz et Touria Sekkat- Casablanca

December 2016/ L’abribus (The Bus Shelter project), Théâtres en Dracénie with stage directors Alexandra Tobelaim and Geneviève Blais- Draguignan

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