Hicham Benohoud’s (b. 1968, lives and works between Paris and Casablanca, Morocco) work includes photography, painting and new media, focusing on the link between identity politics and power relations, often using portraiture in his staged photographs. He has a Bachelor’s degree in plastic arts (1987) and studied plastic arts at the Ecole supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Strasbourg, France (2003).
He has participated in exhibitions at Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2014), MACT / CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino / Switzerland (2016); Tate Modern, London (2016), Macaal, Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden / Morocco (2017); King Abdulaziz Center for Culture, Dhahran (2019), Aperture Foundation, New York (2005); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2005 ); the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (1999); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006 ); Hayward Gallery, London (2005); and the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2014-15), among others. He has participated in several Biennials and Fairs, including Marrakech Biennale (2014); Paris Photo (2015, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006 & 2002); Art Paris (2012, 2011 & 2010 ); Dakar Biennale (2002); the Bamako Photographic Biennial, Mali (2002 ); Pontevedra Biennale, Spain (2008); Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2007); and the Landskrona Photo Festival, Sweden (2018),