Hamid el Kanbouhi

°1976, Larache (Morocco)
Lives and works in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Works

JE SUIS NOUS - acrylic on canvas (2016) - 12x 60x50cm

WHOISSHE-S - acrylic on canvas (2016) - 100x70cm

34567 - acrylic on canvas (2016) - 200x200cm

PROB5 THE LADIES IN BIKINI - acrylic on canvas (2016) - 200x150cm

PROB2 THE OTHER LADIES - acrylic on canvas (2016) 200x150cm

LES IMPOSSIBILITES DU POSSIBLE - mixed media on paper (2016) - 150x100cm

HASHTAG - mixed media on paper (2016) - 210x120cm

MACHINE HUMAIN - mixed media on paper (2016) - 70x50cm

DE VAL - mixed media on paper (2012) - 70x50cm

SPRINGTOUW - mixed media on paper (2016) - 70x50cm

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WHO HAS PEED IN MY MIND - mixed media on paper (2015) - 220x150cm

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WHO HAS PEED IN MY MIND - mixed media on paper (2015) - 220x150cm

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WHO HAS PEED IN MY MIND - DE REIS - mixed media on paper (2015) - 220x150cm

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WHO HAS PEED IN MY MIND - mixed media on paper (2015) - 220x150cm

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ONLEESBAAR - acrylic on canvas (2014) - 200x150cm

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LES HOMMES - oil on canvas (2014) - 200x150cm

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STADSDEUR - oil on canvas (2014) - 200x150cm

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SOLID - acrylic on canvas (2014) - 200x150cm

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NAAIMACHIEN - oil on canvas (2014) - 200x150cm

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DE MARKT - oil on canvas (2011) - 200x200cm

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UNTITLED - oil on canvas (2013) - 110x80cm

Biography

Hamid El Kanbouhi moved to The Netherlands at the age of 19. He is interested in people, communication and social interaction. After a one year language course he started studying at the Social Academy, but soon he decided to apply for art academy. He draws and paints people. His work is an open laboratory with many possibilities. Sometimes he makes huge installations that represent ordinary situations. For one of his works he reconstructed the living room of his friends in a museum and invited them to live in this ‘museum living room’ for a couple of hours per day.

Hamid El Kanbouhi studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the Sandberg Institute and the Rijksacademie (Amsterdam). In 2013 Hamid El Kanbouhi participated in the Biennale of Marrakech and in 2014 he became the first city drawer of Amserdam. In 2015 he was shown in Pangaea II at Saatchi Gallery London. Also in 2015 he started making large format drawings for site specific installations like WHO HAS PEED IN MY MIND (Nest, The Hague).

Curriculum Vitae

2016
The Invention of Freedom, (re)D., Antwerp (solo)
Art on paper, BOZAR, Brussels (art fair, solo)
Local Heroes, CBK-Zuidoost, Amsterdam
2015
Drawings Amsterdam, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Amsterdam (art fair, solo)
SWAB, Galerie Van De Weghe, Barcelona (solo, curated by Eva Barois de Caevel)
Works on paper, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp
PANGAEA II: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London
2014
5th Marrakesh Biennial, Bank Al Maghrib, Marrakesh
2013
Double Tête, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp (solo)
Easy Living:Over de bike cultuur, Kunstverein Diepenheim, Diepenheim
Kunstrai, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Amsterdam (art fair, solo)
Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag (solo)
Dutch Dream: Yes, We Are Open, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam
2012
Switch, Galerie Dukan Hourdequin, Paris
De Nederlandse identiteit? Half suiker, half zand, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
La vache qui rit, De Hallen, Haarlem (solo)
Casting/detail, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp (solo)
2011
Dawya - Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich (solo)
Koninklijke Prijs voor vrije Schilderkunst, Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam
Meer dan tekenen, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag
Bade, Kanbouhi, McMurray, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag
2010
Work on paper, Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam (art fair, solo)
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
NI 50 jaar, part 2, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag
Het lied der vervreemding, CBK Zuid Oost, Amsterdam
De keuken van Jan Steen, RC De Ruimte, IJmuiden
Works on paper, Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam
2009
Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag (solo)
Eat the Frame, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag
2008
TROC art (MA), touring exhibition, Casablanca, Rabat and Fes
2007
Basement, W139, Amsterdam
Uitzicht, Artwalk Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Aan de Hand van [3] nieuwe aanwinsten, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo
2006
What Dutch?, Gulte 15, Frankfurt am Main
Polylogue, Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam
2005
Hoe mag ik je noemen?, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (solo)
hoofd, hart en ziel, CBK Schiedam, Schiedam
Kunstmarokkanen, touring exhibition, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, also in BG Post CS, Amsterdam and other venues
2004
Stichting Al Mada de Larache, Larache
2003
A(rt)ssenede, Assenede
2002
Comandancia, Larache
2000
De Batterij, Den Haag
1999
Deur, 75+NAP, Delft