Mohamed Arejdal

Mohamed Arejdal’s (b. 1984) multidisciplinary practice explores a relationship to the concept of the Other. Often working through performance, the artist seeks to establish a physical and sensory relationship to the spectator in public space, testing cultural and social boundaries. The sculpture Crank (2012) depicts a traditional Moroccan mill used to grind flour into the shape of the earth. The handle used to turn the mill originates in the United States, whose political and economic power effectively makes the world go around. The work acts as a metaphor for the unbalanced distribution of goods, food, and education around the globe. Arejdal was born in Guelmim, and lives and works in Morocco. He studied at the Institut national des beaux-arts, Tétouan. Solo exhibitions include Festival des Arts Vivants a Casablanca (2006); XIIIème Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l‘Europe et de la Méditerranée, Bari (2008); and Le Cube – independent art room, Rabat (2012). Group shows include Centre Culturel Al Andalous, Martil (2007); L’Institut Espagnol Cervantes, Tétouan; and Institute Français, Rabat.