MOROCCO

YORIYAS

PRESENTATION

Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, also known as Yoriyas, is a photographer and performer from Casablanca. His work has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Vogue and The Guardian. He has received several grants and awards, including the 7th Prize for Contemporary African Photography and the Friends of the Arab World Institute Prize for Contemporary Arab Creation.

At the age of 16, the influence of music and hip-hop culture opened a new path for his life, since he became a breakdancer. Traveling the world as a professional competition dancer, a serious knee injury ended his dancing career in 2013, setting the stage for a new artistic transformation: photography as a means of self-expression. 

He has been exhibited mainly at the Hermès Paris Foundation, the Miami History Museum, the Basel Contemporary Art Festival and the 1-54 African Art Fair x Hassan Hajjaj Marrakech.

ARTWORKS

SOLO & GROUP SHOW

2019  

Exhibition at l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris France

2018  

Exhibition at Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée France
Exhibition at Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Paris France
Solo at 1-54 African Artfair, Riad Yima/Hassan Hajjaj, Marrakech
Solo show and performance at Institut Français, Casablanca
Moussem Cities Loading Casa, Brussels, Belgium

2017  

Solo show at Presence Photographie Montèlimar, France
Group exhibition, The Arab Street, Dubai
Solo show Institut Français, Essaouira

REWARDS

2019  

Prize of l’Institut du Monde Arabe for Contemporary Arab Creation.

2018  

Winner the 7th Contemporary African Photography Prize, Basel  

2017  

Selected for New York Times Portfolio Review

2016  

Les Nuits Photographique, Essaouira
Finalist Lensculture Street Photography Awards, USA
First prize in World Street Photography, Hamburg

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

Institut du Monde Arabe (France)

Mi Casa Hassan Hajjaj Marrakech (Maroc)

Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (France)

PRESS

EXHIBITION AT THE 193 GALLERY

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INFORMATION

7, Rue des Filles du Calvaire

75003 Paris, France

cesar@193gallery.com

+33 6 03 70 78 26

 

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Sunday from 12am to 6pm

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