Article: Moroccan photographer M’hammed Kilito shortlisted for prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Arab News, by Rebecca Anne Proctor, 25.07.2022 (EN)


Born 1981, Lviv, Ukraine
Lives and works in Rabat, Morocco

2010 - 2012 Master in Political Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
2007 - 2010 Bachelor in Political Science, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2001 - 2007 Bachelor in Software Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Solo Exhibitions
2023 - Kafila, Gowen, Geneva, Switzerland
2023 - Before it’s gone, National Museum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2022 - Before it's gone, Kranj Foto Festival, Kranj, Slovenia
2022 - Before it's gone, Amman Image Festival, Amman, Jordan
2019 - Portrait of a Generation, Open Studio, Museum Of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) Residency, Marrakech, Morocco
2019 - Cinema Camera, Amman Image Festival, MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan
2019 - On est ensemble, École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV), Marrakech, Morocco
2018 - Cinéma Caméra, l'Uzine, Casablanca, Morocco
2018 - On est ensemble, MAXXX Project Space, Sierre, Switzerland
2017 - Destiny, French Institute, Rabat, Morocco

Group Exhibitions
(Upcoming) - Before it's gone, Festival Xposure, Sharjah, UAE
(Upcoming) - Before it's gone, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece
(Upcoming) - AlUla: A Tapestry of Creativity, traveling exhibition to Monte Carlo, Monaco
2025 - (Upcoming) Festival L'Evénement Photographique, curated by Jean-Yves Camus, Nancy, France
2024 - Journées photographiques de Bienne, Bienne, Switzerland
2024 - Before it's gone, Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Canada
2024 - SMArt Exhibition, Global Forum on Migration and Development, Geneva International Conference Center, Geneva, Switzerland
2023 - A Poem In Two Voices, La Chambre Claire, Alger, Algérie
2023 - A Poem In Two Voices, Immeuble Assayag, Casablanca, Maroc
2023 - Ground State - Fellowship within the Uncanny, Lagos Photo Festival, Benin and Lagos
2023- Before it's gone, Format Festival, University of Derby, Derby, UK
2023- Palimpsest of time, Mabiti AlUla and Madrasat Addeera, AlUla, Saudi Arabia
2023- Challenging times Exhibition, Cairo Photo Week, The Factory, Cairo, Egypt
2022 - African Art Fair, Abidjan, Côte d'ivoire
2022 - Saraab, Misk Art Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2022 - Talents Contemporains, Fondation François Schneider, Watwiller, France
2022 - Mediathèque du Valais, Martigny, Switzerland
2022 - Barzakh: Between worlds, Casa Arabe, Cordoba, Spain
2022 - Leica Oskar Barnack Award Exhibition, Ernst Leitz Museum, Watzler, Germany
2022 - When the well is dry, The Current, Stowe, USA
2022 - More Than Your Eyes Can See, Galerie du Middle East Institute Arts and Culture Center, Washington D.C., USA
2022 - Before it's gone, Festival de la photo Incadaquès, Cadaquès, Spain
2022 - Among you, The CAP Prize exhibition, in collaboration with Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland
2022 - Past Advances-Time, Life, and Longing, Cortona On The Move, AlUla, Saudi Arabia
2021 - Among you, "Les dix ans du Prix de la résidence de la photographie de la Fondation des Treilles", Maison de la photographie de Toulon, Toulon, France
2021 - Among you, « Identités plurielles », Le Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France
2021 - Among you, IAF Festival, Basel, Switzerland
2021 - Among you, Tolerance (s), Ås Municipality, Norway
2021 - Among you, Tolerance(s), Serafeio, Athens, Greece
2021 - Chemistry of Feeling, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2021 - Among you, La Maison des Treilles, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
2021 - Among you, Urbi&Orbi Festival, Sedan, France
2021 - Among you, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
2021 - Among you, ‘Barzakh. Entre mondes’, PhotoESPAÑA Festival, Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain
2021 - Among you, Award-Winning African Photography - Photo Basel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
2021 - Fiction of reality, World Press Photo Exhibition 2020, Oldenburg, Germany
2021 - Destiny, The Everyday Projects: New Stories and Horizons, Cairo Photo Week, Cairo, Egypt
2021 - 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Christie's, Paris, France
2020 - Among you, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy
2020 - Among you, Photo London, London, UK
2020 - Destiny, Revela'T Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2020 - Among you, BredaPhoto Festival, Breda, The Netherlands
2020 - Among you, Helsinki Photo Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2020 - Destiny, Addis Foto Fest: Nine Years Survey, The Africa Institute, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2020 - United Artists, 1:54 OFF, Marrakech, Morocco
2020 - Among you, Sourtna, National Museum of Photography, Rabat, Morocco
2019 - Arab Street, Vol II, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2019 - Among you, Beirut Image Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
2019 - Among you, Nouvelles écritures, La Fondation pour la Photographie, Tangier, Morocco
2019 - Sidi Harazem, une oasis moderne, Espace Expression CDG, Rabat, Morocco
2019 - Among you, Vantage Point, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2019 - Face à la Mer, Mediterranean Photo Encounters, Tangier, Morocco
2019 - Destiny, International Photography Biennial of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
2019 - Cinema Camera, La Quinzaine de la photographie de Yaoundé, YaPhoto Festival, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2018 - Destiny, Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2018 - Territoires silencieux, Les Rencontres Internationales de la photo de Fes, Fes, Morocco
2018 - En un instante, Marruecos, La Fundación de Tres Culturas del Mediterraneo, Sevilla, Spain
2018 - Stories from the water edge, International Biennial of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
2018 - In a flash mood, Morocco, Mouassine Museum, Marrakech, Morocco
2018 - In a flash mood, Morocco, PhotoESPAÑA Festival, Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain
2018 - Photos de mémoires, mémoires de photos, Les Rencontres de la photographie de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
2018 - Points de vue, Galerie Abla Ababou, Rabat, Morocco
2017 - Intimes- Errances, ArtCompany / Episodes 2, Casablanca, Morocco
2017 - Imitation, Youmein Festival, Technopark, Tangier, Morocco
2017 - Images passagères, Rétine argentique, Marseille, France
2017 - Open Studio, Printemps de l'Art Contemporain, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
2017 - Chronique d'un changement annoncé, Festival Rabat Résonances, Dar El-Mrini, Rabat, Morocco
2017 - Génération Flash, Fondation Alliances, Casablanca, Morocco
2017 - Les journées photographiques de Taza, Complexe culturel, Taza, Morocco
2017 - PULP#4, Fotofilmic Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2016 - Les nuits photographiques, 5th edition, National Library, Rabat, Morocco
2016 - Terrain de jeu, Dabaphoto 2, Le 18, Marrakech, Morocco
2016 - Les nuits photographiques d’Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
2016 - OffPrint London, Tate Modern Museum, London, UK

Prizes, Nominations and Grants
2024 - Recipient of The Climate Pledge in partnership with the National Geographic Society, USA
2023 - Bartur Photo Award Third Place Winner, Climate Change, London, UK
2023 - Winner of the World Press Africa Regional for Long-Term Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2023 - Winner of The Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project Award, Doha, Qatar
2023 - Winner of The Hopper Prize, Dover, USA
2022 - Winner of Getxophoto 2023 Open Call, Bilbao, Spain
2022 - Winner of the Encontros de Imagem prize, Braga, Portugal
2022 - First prize winner of the Kranj Foto Fest, Kranj, Slovenia
2022 - Winner of the Fondation François Schneider prize, Wattwiller, France
2022 - Winner of the Minsk Art Institute grant, Minsk, Bielorussia
2021 - Selected for The VII Mentor Program by VII Agency, New York, USA
2021 - Winner of the national photographic commission "Regards du Grand Paris", sponsored by Ateliers Médicis and Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap, Paris, France
2020 - CAP Prize - The Contemporary African Photography Prize, Basel, Switzerland
2020 - Magnum Foundation grant for Global Covid Projects, New York, USA
2020 - National Geographic Society's Emergency Fund for Journalists, New York, USA
2020 - British Journal of Photography’s Ones To Watch, London, UK
2020 - Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform Grant, Dubaï, United Arab Emirates
2020 - World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2020 - World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2020 - National Geographic Society Explorer Grant, New York, USA
2020 - The Photography Prize of Fondation des Treilles, Tourtour, France
2019 - National Geographic Award - Eddie Adams Workshop, New York, USA
2019 - Eddie Adams Workshop, New York, USA
2019 - Mobility grant, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 - Special mention, In Frame x Photo Doc, Paris, France
2019 - Special mention, Face à la Mer, Tangier, Morocco
2018 - Arab Documentary Photography Program I Magnum Foundation/Prince Claus Fund/AFAC Grant, Beirut, Lebanon
2016 - Visual Art Project Grant, Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco, Rabat, Morocco

(Upcoming) - Art Residency Ard Art Institution, Cairo, Egypt
2022 - Oasis Reborn 2, Alula Art Residency, Saudi Arabia
2021 - Air, Fondation des Treilles, Tourtour, France
2020 - Air, Caravane Tighmert, Tighmert, Morocco
2019 - Air, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, Morocco
2018 - Air, La Ruche Documentaire, Agadir International Documentary Festival, Agadir, Morocco
2018 - Air, SMArt program, Sierre, Switzerland
2017 - Air, Youmein Festival, Tangier, Morocco
2017 - Air, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
2017 - Air, Takafes, Fez, Morocco
2016 - Air, Caravane Tighmert, Tighmert, Morocco

Workshops, Talks and Presentations
2022- AlUla Oasis Reborn artist talk, AlUla, Saudi Arabia
2022- Photography in North Africa, with Clea Rekhou, Fan Wa Chay, Amman, Jordan
2021 - GPP Talks with M'hammed Kilito, GulfPhotoPlus, Dubai, UAE
2021 - Middle Eastern Photography: A Window into Art and Documentation of Time and Place. Intersect 21 virtual fair, online
2021 - Talk Talk Talk, African Photography Conversations, Cap Prize, online
2019 - Artists in residency, talk with Mouna Saboni and M'hammed Kilito, MACAAL, Marrakech, Morocco
2019 - We are together, École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV), Marrakech, Morocco
2018 - Photography workshop, Équations nomades, Bamako, Mali
2018 - Africa of the Africans, International Artists Gathering, Fez, Morocco
2017 - Visual Sociology in Morocco, School of Social Science, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
2017 - Presentation of the book Un si long chemin, Cinéma Renaissance, Rabat, Morocco
2017 - Immigration in Morocco: the challenges of integration, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Rabat, Morocco
2017 - À l'épreuve de nos désirs, French Institute, Rabat, Morocco
2017 - La ville autrement, Photomed, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille,France
2017 - Art in time of crisis, International Artists Gathering, Fez, Morocco
2017 - Photography workshop, French Institute, Rabat, Morocco

Features and Clients
British Journal of Photography
The Washington Post
The Wall Street Journal
Vogue Italia
Le Monde
VICE Arabia
Monopol Magazin
The Atlantic
El Pais
World Press Photo Witness - Four to Follow
Tribe Magazine
Something We Africans Got
GQ Italia
Jeune Afrique
Zeke Magazine
Contemporary And
L'oeil de la photographie
Off The Wall
Art Africa
One World Magazine
De l'air
Afrique Magazine
Vu Magazine
Arab News
La Vie
The Gulf Today

François Schneider Foundation, Wattwiller, France
Misk Art Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Le Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), Paris, France
Fondation des Treilles, Tourtour, France
Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco, Rabat, Morocco
Fotofilmic Collections, Vancouver, Canada
Fondation pour le développement durable des régions de montagne, Sion, Switzerland
Musée Mohammed VI pour la civilisation de l'eau au Maroc, Marrakech, Morocco
Palais Saadi Collection, Marrakech, Morocco
Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, Morocco
La Fondation pour la Photographie, Tangier, Morocco
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office, Rabat, Morocco
Fondation Touria et Abdelaziz Tazi, Casablanca, Morocco
Private collections