Fusion – an online group exhibition by artists from Morocco, Hamid Elkharbouchi, Abdelhak Assermouh, Mohamed Daif & Mohammed Kheroub. The exhibition is curated by HUB Collective with assistance from Poppy Lam.
About the Artists
Mohamed Daif's journey with calligraphy began when he was very young and joined the mosque with his grandfather. His grandfather had produced some beautiful writings in the nineties, Daif then tried to imitate this automatically and his passion for calligraphy began. In 2014, he began properly researching into Arabic calligraphy, especially Moroccan calligraphy and has continued his practice throughout the years. He has had many achievements within the calligraphy world including; being winner of the International First Prize in Moroccan Calligraphy Type in 2018 and having participated in many national exhibitions, to name a few.
Mohamed Kherroub is a calligrapher with a baccalaureate degree in literature. Kherroub has been an active role within the calligraphy industry, participating in multiple national and international meetings in the Maghreb region. He has achieved many awards for his calligraphy. Kherroub has also worked as an art teacher of Moroccan calligraphy in the multimedia library of Khouribga. He had participated in workshops and artworks that involves all styles of the Moroccan Calligraphy. He holds a proficiency license (IJAZAH) from the professor Hamid Kharbouchi in the category of "Al-Jawhar Al-Jalil". Currently he is working on a project of drafting calligraphy works on silver holders.
Abdelhak Assermouh is interested in promoting Moroccan identity around the world, he is in his final year of a bachelor degree in English studies. Assermouh is an emerging artist who has studied calligraphy under the calligrapher master, Hamid Kharbouchi. He has executed many works of calligraphic art on paper and wood, and has participated in many national exhibitions. Assermouh is the president of a multi-activity national association that offers permanent workshops for young audiences in calligraphy.
The fourth artist in this group exhibition is Moroccan artist calligrapher- Hamid Kharbouchi. Who, thanks to his artistic talents, was able to succeed in transforming a type of Moroccan calligraphy from a script for copying, to a space of aesthetic painting- called Aljawhar-Aljalil. He did this by creating rules and structures that did not exist before.
About the Curator
Poppy Lam is an illustrator entering the final year of university in Norwich. She was fortunate to have been given the opportunity by P21 Gallery to be assistant curator on this exhibition, ‘Fusion’. She has found it really rewarding and insightful, not only to curate an exhibition but also learning about calligraphy and widening her knowledge on Arab art and culture.
Exhibition is in partnership with Association Saada for Development (Morocco) and supported by Arts Council England and HUB Collective
Fusion Online Exhibtion