Mehdi-Georges Lahlou (born 1983) lives and works in Brussels, Maastricht, and Casablanca. Working in a range of media including performance, sculpture, photography and drawing, his work deals with the body, space, and memory, evoking cultural references, religious beliefs, and social attributes. For him, the concern is to revisit all of them from the perspective of critical practices and the various processes that characterize contemporary art. He questions certain taboos and beliefs of our societies, whether they be moral, religious, philosophical, political, social, cultural or aesthetic in nature. At HAU Hebbel am Ufer, he presented an exhibition as part of the festival “Return to Sender. Artistic positions from Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Morocco and South Africa. 2016”. Lahlou’s works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently, he showed his works during the 13th Havana Biennial 2019 (13ma Bienal de La Habana). In November 2019, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (France) will open a large exhibition of his works.
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