Maïmouna Guerresi - BIOGRAPHY -

Maïmouna Guerresi has exhibited in prominent institutions such as the Venice Biennale at the Italian pavilion in 1982 and 1986, Documenta K18 in Kassel, Germany 1987; Mudima Foundation, Milan, Italy, 1999; Museum Rocca of Umbertide, Perugia, Italy 1999; Museum Contemporary III, Atlanta, USA 2004; Museum Filatoio of Caraglio, Cuneo 2008; Les Rencontres de Bamako, National Museum of Bamako Mali 2009; Lucca Digital Photo Festival, Manifattura Tabacchi, Lucca, Italy 2009; Central Electrique, Bruxelles, Belgium 2010; KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland 2011; Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Bruxelles, Belgium 2011; Palazzo Ariosti Bevilacqua, Bologna, Italy 2011; National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India 2012; Italian Culture Center, New Delhi, India 2012.
Her work is included in private and public collections worldwide, including the Boghossian Foundation, Bruxelles, Belgium; Contemporary Art Museum Palazzo della Ragione, Verona, Italy; European Investment Bank, Luxembourg; Map Museum, Bangalore, India; M.I.A Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA; Foundation Alliances, Casablanca, Morocco; Cultural Institute of Islam, Paris, France; Paul G. Allen’s Private Art Collection, Seattle, WA, USA; LACMA Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, WA, USA.; Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation, Seattle, WA,USA. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth Hanover, NH,USA.
Among her recent solo an group exhibition

2020 / 2021

“People and Place: Leica Oskar Barnack Award 40th Anniversary” SCoP, Shanghai Center of Photography Shanghai,

<O! LEICA 2020: LOBA - AFTER THE RAINBOW>, Gallery Gongbech,  Jeju, South Korea.

Stasi Frenetica, Artissima: Main Section  GAM, Palazzo Madama, Torino

Sabatou Rijal, Residence at Macaal museum Marrakesh Morocco.

Croyances : faire et défaire l'invisible, ICI Institute de Culture d’Islam, Paris, France.

Perlustrazioni non stop. Il respiro della Natura” organizzata dalla Galleria d’Arte Moderna A. Forti di Verona. Curated by Patrizia Nuzzo.


Lagos Photo Festival - Passport, project Beyond the Border, curated by Maria Pia Bernardoni, director Azu Nwagbogu, African Artist’s Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria.

Ruh ( Solo)  Officine del’Immagine Gallery , Milano
Attraversamenti, (Group)  curated by Anna Imponente, Pignatelli Museum, Napoli, Italy

Modest Fashion, (Group)curated by Rajae El Mouhandiz and Alexandra Van Dogen Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands.

Treasur of Islam In Africa From Timbuktu to Zanzibar, (Group) Musèe Mohammed VI, Art Moderne Et Contemporain Rabat, Morocco.

Trascendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art, (Group)curated by  Heather Ferrell BCA Center Burlington, Vermont USA. (the exhibition are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council)

Aisha Al Paìs de les Meravelles, (Solo), Les Bernardes: The House of Culture in Girona,  curated by Laura Cornejo Brugués and  Manuela De Leonardis, in collaboration with Fondazione Pasquale Battista, Salt Girona, Spain.

I Am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa,(Group), from June 2019 to March 2020, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA.

A Queen Within Adorned Archetypes, (Group) curated by Barrett Barrera Projects, Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA, USA
Eyes East Bound, (Solo) 13th Cairo Biennale, Aisha Fahmy Palace, curated by Ehab Ellabban, Cairo Egypt.

Crossings, (Group)  between Art and Photography, 70th edition of the Michetti Award, curated by  Claudio Cerritelli & Anna Imponente, Francavilla al Mare, Pescara, Italy.

She Persist, Palazzo Benzon, (Group) curated by Sona Datta, Heist Gallery, collateral exhibition of the Biennale Venezia, Italy.


(Solo), Aisha in Wonderland, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA and Project Gallery, curated by Mariane Ibrahim , Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.
Mini Arte Texil, XXVIII International exhibition of Contemporary Art, (Group)  ex Church of San Francesco,curated by Arte&Arte, Como, Italy
Re-Signification, Black Mediterranean, (Group) Manifesta, curated by Awam Ampka, organized by New York University, ZAC Space, Palermo, Italy.
Minbar, Project Agit’Art, Dakar, (Solo) curated by Delphine Calmettes, 13° Biennal Off Dakar, in collaboration EUNIC , Italian Embassy, Dakar, Senegal.
Al Musiqa, curated by Véronique Rieffel, (Group)Cité de la musique Philarmonie de Paris, Paris, France.
Africa is not Island, (Group)curators Jeanne Mercier, Baptiste de Ville d’Avray & Madeleine de Colnet, MACAAL museum, Marrakesh, Morocco.
A Queen Within Adorned Archetypes, (Group) curated by Sofia Hedman Martynova, NOMA Museum, New Orleans, U.S.A.
Solo, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, Maïmouna project curated by Silvia Cirelli, Galleria Officine dell’Immagine, ICTAF, Cape Town.

Tresor de L’Islam en Afrique de Tombouctou à Zanzibar, (Group) I.M.A Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, France.

The journey of the Sparrowhawk, (Solo) curated by Manuela De Leonardis, Hafez Gallery in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Jeddah, KSA

Islamic Art Now, Part II: Contemporary Art from the Midle East, (Group)  LACMA Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Sacred Dwellings, Stux & Haller Gallery, (Solo) New York, with the collaboration of Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, USA
Immaginarium: sotto il cappello, (Group)  curated by Barbara Casalaspro Museo MEF Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy

Sculture in Venaria Reale, (Group) curated by Luca Beatrice and Studio Copernico, Venaria Reale Turin, Italy

Talwin, (Solo)  Matèria Gallery, curated by Niccolò Fano, text in the cata- log by Carlo Sala, Rome, Italy

Le Souflle des Géants, (Solo) Villa Gautieri, curated by Studio Copernico, text in catalog by Rosa Falvo, Laura Serani, Casalbeltrame, Novara, Italy
Light Bodies, (Solo)  curated by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Volta NY, New York and Seattlle, WA, USA
(group) Re-Signification, curated by Awam Ampka, organized by NYU, Villa La Pietra, Museo Ettore Bardini, Florence, Italy.

16° Islamic Art Festival, (Solo)  curated by Hisham Al Madhoum, Farah Qassim, Sharjah Art Museum, UAE

Inner Constellations, (Solo) Dubai Art Fair 8th edition, Tasveer Gallery, Dubai, UAE
M-eating, (Solo)  Biennale 11° Off-Dak’Art, curated by Alessia Montani, Biscuiterie, Dakar, Senegal

Sconfinamenti #2,  performance (Group)  curated by A. Bonito Oliva, 57th Festival of the Two Worlds, Rocca Albornoziana, Spoleto, Italy
India Through the Lens, (Solo) curated by Tasveer Foundation, National Museum of Bahrein, Kingdom of Bahrain  

Chobi Mela VII: Fragility, (Solo)  International Festival of photography, curated by Shahidul Alam, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Concava, (Solo)  curated by Veronica Aguglia, Magda Gigliuto, F.A.R Museum, Rimini, Italy  (solo) M-eating, curated by Alessia Montani, Mamart, Camhane Art Center, collateral exhibition for the Istanbul Biennal, Turkey.

Mystic Black Body, (Solo) curated by Cèlin Duval, Stimultania, Pole de la Photographie, Strasbourg France
Ici, la, et au-dela, (Group)  curated by Michket Krifa, Cultural Institute of Islam, Paris, France

Muslim Women’s Arts & Voices, Muslima, panel discussion, curated by Samina Ali, New York, USA
The Black Body in the West, Black Portraiture, international conference, organized by Harvard University and New York University, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.

Arte sostantivo Femminile, Awards, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rome, organized by A3M, Italy
Inner Space, (Solo)  curated by Tasveer Gallery, Piramal Art Gallery Mumbai, India.



Aisha in Wonderland /Aisha al Pais de les  Meravelle, Les Bernardes : The culture house in the Girona area, edited by per Laura Cornejo Brugués Manuela De Leonardis, Fondazione Pasquale Battista © 2019 Silvana Editoriale
Vision Abroad from Arabia, historical and contemporary representations of Arabia, by Mona Khazinbar, Skira, Milano.

Al Musiqa, curated by Véronique Rieffel, catalog of group exhibition, èditions La Dècouverte - Citè de la Musique Philharmornie de Paris, Paris, France.
Afrique is no Island, curated by Jeanne Mercier, Baptiste De Ville Avray, Madeleine de Colnet, MACAAL Museum, published by Fondation Al- leance, Morocco

Tresor de L’Islam en Afrique de Tiboucthou a Zanzibar, curated by Nala Aloudat, Hanna Boghanim, catalog of group exhibition, I.M.A. Institute du Monde Arabe, published by Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo (Mi), Italy
Islam it’s also our history, text by Hans Tauber, Silvia Arce Figueroa, Francine Giesse, Alberto Saviello, Schoole Mostafawy, Anna M.Schafroth Christine Brukbauer, published by Institute for Cultural Exchange, Tübingen, Germany

The Journey of the Sparrow Hank & Other stories, text by Manuela De Leonardis, catalog of solo exhibition, published by Hafez Gallery, Jedda, Saudi Arabia

Inner Costellations, monography, text by Rosa Falvo, Michket Krifa, Andi Potamkim, publisher by Glitterati Incorporated, NewYork, USA; 2015 Talwin, text by Carlo Sala, catalog of solo exhibition published by Materia Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Maimouna Guerresi, curated by Nicola Loi, text by Rosa Maria Falvo, Laura Serani, catalog of solo exhibition, published by Association Arpitesca, Casalbeltrame, Italy.
Maimouna Guerresi, text by Diane Hennenbert, catalog of solo exhibition, published by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle USA

Ri-conoscere Michelangelo, curated by Monica Maffioli e Silvestra Bie- toletti, Galleria dell’Accademia, published by Giunti Editore, Firenze M-eating, curated by Alessia Montani texts by Laura Serani, Giorgia Simoncelli, Alberto Michelini, catalog of solo exhibition Camhane Mu seum, Istanbul, published by Skira
India Through the Lens, curated by Nathaniel Gaskell,catalog of group exhibition published by Bahrein, National Museum, Kingdom of Bahrain
16°Islamic Art Festival, curated by Hisham Al Madhoum, Farah Qassim, published by Sharjah Art Museum, UAE

Concava, curated by Veronica Aguglia, text by Magda Gigliuto, Laura Serani, Massimo Pulini, catalog of solo exhibition, published by F.A.R Rimini Museum, Rimini, Italy

Inner Space, curated by Nathaniel Gastell, catalog of solo exhibition, published by Tasveer Gallery, India

Ars 11, curated by Pikko Siitari, Arja Miller, Jari-Pekka Vanhala, catalog of group exhibition, published by Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Il Poema del Mantello, curated by Eli Sassoli, Paola Colombari, cata- log of solo exhibition Palazzo Bevilacqu Bologna, Italy, published by Adriano Parise editore
Pudeur et Coler de Femmes, curated by Diane Hennenbert, catalog of group exhibition, published by Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Bruxelles, Belgium

Ahwal, curated by Valerio Tazzetti , text by Nicola Angerame, Gabriele- Mandel Khan, catalog of solo exhibition, Photo&Contemporary, Torino Teatri possili, curated by Andrea Busto, catalog of group exhibition, pubblished by Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo, Palazzo Ferrero, Biella, Italy

Il Velo, curated by Andrea Busto, catalog of group exhibition, pubblished by Silvana Editoriale, il Filatoio di Caraglio, Cuneo

The Mystic Body, monography, texts by F. Alfano Miglietti, M. Grazia Torri, R. D. Smulian, L. Kurzner, T. Trini L. Clerici, A. Schwarz, A. Bo- nito Oliva, Maïmouna, Rabi’ah al Awiyyah, Prearo Editoe, Milan, Italy

Maïmouna, curated by Enrico Mascelloni, text by Sarenco, Enrico Mascelloni, Giorgio Bonomi, Klaus Wolbert, catalog of solo exhibition Mudima Foundation, Milan, Italy, published by Adriano Parise Editore