Given the evolving global situation of the COVIDâ€“19, the program of the Thami Mnyele foundation will be reconfigured.
Adam Belarouchia from Morocco will have to extent his stay in the residency till he is able to fly home to Morocco. In the meantime, we would like to keep things positive. Adam will make most out of his extended residency and is now working on an exhibition that is open for sale.
As always, our commitment remains to the wellâ€“being of all our participants, contributors and partners, and we extend our shared empathy to everyone in these challenging times.
Belarouchia is a graduate of the national institute of fine arts in Tetouan. Adam chases after ideas, in concern with the Moroccan urban and subcultures, and expresses them with different mediums, mainly digital ones. He started off creating animated GIFs and illustrations, he then created an animation called "Ana hna" ( I am here ) which won him the short animated movie prize "Grand Prix Aicha" FICAM, Meknes, and a oneâ€“month international animation residency in Â« L'abbaye de Fontevraud Â», France.
He went on with another project and put his one year at the University of Science of Rabat to good use, and merged between his love of science and art which resulted into the exposition "ch3l dow" ( Light up ) that took place at the cultural centre of Ain Sbaa Â« Lâ€™Uzine Â», Casablanca. he is now working on his first comic book called Â«A9oul asmaaÂ» which treat the oppression in the Moroccan primary school. He also appeared on: Â« Skefkef 8 Â» Fanzine Rabat, Â« Halal Â» Fanzine Paris,Â« Live Room Urban art expo Â»â€™s Collective exhibition, Tangier. Â« Cervantes Â» Student Collective exhibition, Tetouan.