Maya-Inès Touam

SOLO SHOW
2018
Ready Made, La chambre Claire, Casablanca, Morocco
2016
Revealing the fabric; exhibition-conference, Fuller University, Los Angeles, USA
Revealing the fabric, OZANEAUX Artspace, New York, USA
Revealing the fabric, Galerie Myriam Bouagal, Paris, France
2015 
Revealing the fabric, Dar Abdellatif, Algiers, Algeria
Revealing the fabric, MOE#1, Gallery 28 Bis, Paris, France
L’Oriente des feminile, Rimini, Italy
2013
L’Orient du féminin; solo exhibition DNSAP, Beaux-Arts de Paris, France.

COLLECTIVE SHOW
2018
Inner Space/Outer Space; RIU, Rimini, Italy
Fotohaus; Voies-Off, meetings in Arles, Arles, France
An Eye on the Arab World; Arab World Institute, Paris, France
Paris Secret(s); 104Paris, Paris, France
Shelves, Hangers, desks; Le coeurParis, Paris, France
2017
Arkane-Afrika, 3rd edition, Casablanca, Morocco
Mediterranean Biennale of Contemporary Art, Oran, Algeria
Talent Grant #67 Revealing the Fabric; Maison de la photographie, Lilles, France
2016
Talent Grant #67; Bibliothèque François Mittérand, Paris, France
Chouftouhouna; Carthage Cultural Centre, Tunis, Tunisia
Arkan-Afrika; contemporary African art, Art’Cop22, Marrakech, Morocco
2015
Aszel, the nights of Oran; Ahmed Zabana Museum and Civoeil Gallery, Oran, Algeria
Arkan-Afrika; 1st ed, Church of the Sacred Heart, Casablanca, Morocco

RESIDENCE, SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES
Residence Jardin Rouge, Montresso Art Fondation, Sept 2018, Marrakech, Morocco
LCC Prize, Alliance Foundation, Winner of the 6th edition, Casablanca, Morocco
Arkane residence in 2015 and 2017, Casablanca, Morocco
Talent Grant #67 Winner of the Fashion, Studio, Beauty Award, Paris, France
– Selected for PhotoMed via Lensculture
– Selected for the Fund for Women in the Mediterranean
Residence CISP, Le Monde selon les femmes, Algiers, Algeria
Grant from the French Institute of Algiers via the HAB.B. collective.
PSL Middle East Express#1 scholarship, winner of the call for student initiatives.

PUBLICATION
2017
Conference – educational tool for women photographers from the Arab world
Conference Festival circulation and the Photo Fair, 104, Paris
Conference and exhibition “Arab? Instructions for use” La Colonie, Paris
2016
Talent Award 2016, The Winners, Delpire Edition
The Representation of Arab Women in Contemporary Art; 2013 thesis at the European University Editions.
2015
Conference “God is back in town. Consideration on public art, secularity and the cité
Ophelie Naessens, lecturer at the University of Rennes 2, Rennes, FRANCE
2014
Conference “Culture and Otherness”, Sorbonne, Paris, France
Catalogue Revealing the fabric
2013
Memory The Representation of Arab Women in Contemporary Art

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Maya-Inès Touam

“No one today is just this or that, Indian, woman, Muslim, American, these labels are just starting points.”
Edouard W. Said.
Born in France to two Algerian parents, Maya-Inès Touam has always stretched her eyes and curiosity on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. It is naturally that his artistic career has embraced the influences of these 2 continents.
His first questions concerned the ambivalence of women’s power in the Arab world, with the rigour of not evading neo-Orientalism or post-colonialism. This cathartic period has resulted in a current work that is more rooted in universality and focused on the geographical, political and environmental crossroads of Africa.
Thus, through multiple media, the young artist undertakes work that is both anthropological and dreamlike. She immerses her hands in the roots of her origins to draw striking images. With her, we discover the history and beauty of a thousand-year-old culture, but also the practical and geographical aspects of a fabric or objects that are too often caricatured.
A work on the borders of two worlds, which is serenely conversed by the elegance and weight of words. Clément Brelet