Lahlou Mehdi-Georges

Lahlou Mehdi-Georges

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Born in 1983

Lives & works in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Casablanca

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Awards; 1st Annual Artistic Landmarks In Contemporary Experience (BE) - 2012

Collected by museums and foundations


Presentation of the artist

Mehdi-Georges Lahlou (b. 1983) is a contemporary multimedia artist who works in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Casablanca. 

"When we look at the whole of Mehdi-Georges Lahlou's work to date, three main constants, among others, emerge: one concerns his relationship to the body, the other his relationship to space. We can even say that quite often, the two are intertwined. His relationship to the body is obviously not foreign to his initial training as a dancer, that to space to his work as a "sculptor", probably the most appropriate term to talk about his artistic approach, even if photography - and here we touch on the third point: the question of memory - is never absent either.

Body, space, memory, therefore, form a kind of trilogy in which at least two of the components are found in each of the performances, sculptures or images produced by the artist. All of them contribute, each in their own way, to a misleading evocation of cultural references, religious convictions or social attributes. For him, it is a question of revisiting all of them in the alder of critical practices and the different processes characteristic of contemporary art, in one of its functions which consists in perpetually questioning certain taboos and other convictions of our societies, whether they are of a moral, religious, philosophical, political, social, cultural or aesthetic nature."

Text translated and extract from Bernard Marcelis' text titled ‘Des dispositifs d’une pensée hybride’). 

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Nationality : France / Morocco

Sculpture Photography Works on paper Performances Video Contemporary Art

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1983

Born in Les Sables d'Olonne, France

Education

2014

Les Réalisateurs – Art and Business, Post-graduate, Nantes (France)

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2010

PhD in Fine Arts, St. Joost Academy, Breda (Netherlands)

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2007

DNSEP, Ecole Régionale de Nantes Métropole, Nantes (France) Master multimedia, cultural mediation and administration of heritage, Angers University (France)

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2005

DNAP, honors, Ecole Régionale de Nantes Métropole, Nantes (France)

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Solo exhibitions & presentations

2019

75 (Installation/Performance), MNAC – Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană, Bucharest (Romania)

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2019

Under the Sand, the Sun, Galerie Transit, Mechelen (Belgium)

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2019

72 (Virgins) in Motion and Aria, Museo de Arte Colonial, La Havana (Cuba)

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2017

Of the Confused Memory, Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris (France)

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2017

Behind the Garden, Botanique Museum, Brussels (Belgium) Curated by Simon Njami

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2016

Dans mes rêves, mes cendres, TheArtSpace, Düsseldorf (Germany)

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2016

AQAF, Galerie Verbeeck – Van Dyck het Antwerp (Belgium)

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2016

And Even If Nothing Takes Root in this Oasis, Galerie Transit, Mechelen (Belgium)

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2015

I Did Not Have To Cross the Sea, Merton D, Simpson Gallery, New York (USA)

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Residencies

2019

Centre dramatique national de Normandie-Rouen, Rouen (France)

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2019

Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (Nederlands)

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2018

Centre dramatique national de Normandie-Rouen, Rouen (France)

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2017

Centre dramatique national de Normandie-Rouen, Rouen (France)

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2015

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres (Belgium)

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2014

Catherine Ahnell Gallery, New York (USA)

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Group exhibitions & fairs

2019

The Gulf Between, CC De Warande, Turnhout (Belgium)

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2019

SORCIÈRE, H2M – espace d’art contemporain Bourg-en-Bresse (France)

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2019

VOILÉ.E.S DÉVOILÉ.E.S, Monastère royal de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse (France)

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2018

I is an Other/Be the Other, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (Italy)

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2018

L’Heure rouge, Dak’art 2018, Dakar Biennale (Senegal)

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2018

RÉSONANCE, Le Frac révèle ses dernières acquisitions, Musée des Beaux-Art, Rouen (France)

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2018

Décoloniser les corps, Biennale art nOmad, Arnac-la-Poste, Bourges, Paris, Calais (France), Bruxelles (Belgium), Berlin (Germany)

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2018

Jaou Tunis 2018 : Pavillon « Feu », Imprimerie Cérès, Tunis (Tunisia)

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2017

Art[ ]Collector, La Patinoire Royale/Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels (Belgium)

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Events

Press & media

Presse

2014

Le Maroc Contemporain, Beaux-Arts magazine, October 2014 (France)

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2014

Diptyk n°24, June-September 2014 (Morocco)

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2014

Le corps découvert, Connaissance des Arts (special edition) (France)

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2014

Diptyk n°24, October-November 2014 (Morocco)

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2015

La langue des signes, Têtu, 03/2015 (France)

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2015

Portfolio Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, ESSE N° 83 (Canada)

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2015

Art Brussels 2015, Beaux-Arts magazine, April 2015 (France)

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Publications & essays

2015

Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres (BE), Édition la Muette (BE)

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2012

Les Talons d’Allah, texts by Marie Moignard, Pierre Giquel and Émilie Bouvard, éditions Centre Sagamie, Québec (Canada)

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2012

Paradis incertain, text by Abdelkader Damani, Centrale for contemporary art, Brussels (Belgium)

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2012

Walking to Lahloutopia, text by Christine Vuegen, Maison d’Arts Actuels des Chartreux, Brussels (Belgium)

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2011

Monographies d’artistes Art 10+1, texts by Colette Dubois, Pierre Giquel and Christine Vuegen, la Médiatine, Brussels (Belgium)

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2010

Éditions postales, text by Pierre Giquel, 2010

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