Nassim Azarzar (France/Morocco) is an artist who develops research around imagery, particularly those of popular imaginaries, exploring their different forms, occurrences and devices of representation in the Moroccan context. For several years he has been developing an ongoing project called Bonne route, focusing on decorative practices applied to trucks transporting goods between the port cities of Tangier, Casablanca and Agadir and the Moroccan villages of the Atlas and Rif. Nassim’s aesthetic research revolves around decorative arts, painting, drawing, sculpture and experimental cinema.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Nassim will be conducting research on typographic and printing technics to create poems from the different combinations of the words printed on Moroccan trucks, which he has been documenting over the past year. He is also interested in working on sound sculptures inspired by the pipe shapes of the same trucks to diffuse sound archives he has collected. Additionally he will be researching non-conventional painting technics to create shinny and reflective surfaces.

Nassim studied visual arts and graphic design at the School of Fine arts and design in Orléans, France.

With support from

Delfina Foundation’s Network of Middle East, North Africa & South Asia Patrons


Winter 2023




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