Hanane El Farissi was born in Morocco in 1990, and now lives and works between Rabat and
Brussels. She graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts – Tétouan (Morocco), the higher visual
arts school of La Cambre (Belgium), and is currently studying at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Gent for a post-graduate degree. Her sculptural work, installations and performances start from objects and everyday gestures. Individual
development, what defines them and memory are the heart of her artistic approach. Through
diverse mediums, she uses stereotypes and methods of representation, as well as trivial or
anecdotal depictions, to question the values that define our contemporary tastes and spirit.
Since 2008, Hanane El Farissi’s work has been shown in spaces dedicated to the arts and
cultural institutions, including Le Cube-Independent art room, The Museum Mohammed VI,
the Bank Al Maghreb Museum in Rabat (MA), the Maison des arts of Schaerbeek, the Fondation
Boghossian-Villa empain in Brussels (BE), the Alain Nadaud gallery in Tunis (TN), the
Pall Mall-Trafalgar Square in London (GB), the Skrei art center in Porto (PT), the Castel De
Drena Trento (IT), the Artothek-Raum fur junge kunst in Cologne (DE) and a forthcoming
show at the Town House gallery in Egypt.