MOHAMMED CHABâA

The exhibition « Ecole de Beaux-Arts de Casablanca : la fabrique de l’art et de l’histoire chez Belkahia, Chabâa, Melehi » has benefited from the support of national institutional and private lenders to whom we would like to express our profound gratitude.

This exhibition would not have been possible without the invaluable help of Fondation ONA , Société Générale Maroc, and Loft Art Gallery who have graciously accepted to lend us museum works, some of which have been exhibited for the first time. Our thanks go to Mrs Meryem Mouline, Secretary General of Fondation ONA as well as Mrs Samia Ahmidouch and Mr. Mohammed Rachdi, respectively director of the Foundation and officer entrusted with the cultural sponsorship at Société Générale Maroc, and Mrs Yasmine Berrada, co-founder of Loft Art Gallery. We would also like to express our profound gratitude to Mr. Hicham Daoudi, who guided us in our search for works of art.

We are also indebted to Mrs. Rajae Benchemsi Belkahia, Mrs. Nadia Chabâa and Mr. Mohammed Melehi who have made this exhibition possible by providing their relentless support throughout the process of search for works of art and archival documents. We are also grateful to Mr. Patrice de Maziéres and Mrs. Pauline de Maziéres who have shown interest in our work and have given us a generous access to photographic archives never previously exhibited.

We wish to also thank Mrs.Toni Maraini whose seminal works have been a crucial reference.

We are deeply appreciative and most grateful for your support.

Salma Lahlou
Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa