Malik Nejmi

  • The practice of the French-Moroccan artist Malik Nejmi (b. 1975, France) develops principally around his relationship with his heritage to question the experience of displacement. Involving images and references to his family, and in particular the emigration of his father in 1971 and his return to the country, Nejmi looks to family portraiture, landscapes, and imagined spaces to examine the poetics of identity. In his earlier works, the artist showed the presence of a mutilated corpse resulting his cousins forbidding him to return to the family home in Rabat, the house of his grandmother. Najmi’s oeuvre studies how his existence within a double culture has returned against him and made him rethink today’s notions of exile, migration and placehood.

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The practice of the French-Moroccan artist Malik Nejmi (b. 1975, France) develops principally around his relationship with his heritage to question the experience of displacement. Involving images and references to his family, and in particular the emigration of his father in 1971 and his return to the country, Nejmi looks to family portraiture, landscapes, and imagined spaces to examine the poetics of identity. In his earlier works, the artist showed the presence of a mutilated corpse resulting his cousins forbidding him to return to the family home in Rabat, the house of his grandmother. Najmi’s oeuvre studies how his existence within a double culture has returned against him and made him rethink today’s notions of exile, migration and placehood.