Attijariwafa Bank collection is the result of the merger of BCM and Wafabank. It emerged in the mid '70s under the passioned impulse of the past presidents. The collection is a panorama of the pictorial creation in Morocco from the beginning of the 20th century to the 2000s, with historical depth, diversity of trends and generations, focused on Abstract Expressionism from the first generation of 1950s generation og the 1970s-1990s.
Moroccan artists constitute the majority of the collection with a small introduction to the late Orientalists from the first half of XXth century. Since the bank’s development in Africa, works by emerging artists from the African continent and diaspora have been acquired. There are nearly 2,000 paintings and multiples by artists including internationally renowned artists such as Farid Belkahia, Ahmed Cherkaoui, Jilali Gharbaoui, Mohamed Chabâa, Mohamed Melehi and Chaïbia Tallal, and contemporary artists such as Amina Benbouchta, Meryem El Alj, Hicham Benohoud, Michèle Magema and Saïdou Dicko. The collection stands out by monumental pieces made by artists like Farid Belkahia, Hassan El Glaoui...
Status of collection:
Farid Belkahia (1934-2014), a monumental ensemble on lamb skin, commissioned in 1981 for the headquarters in Casablanca.
Mohammed Melehi, a 180 x 600 cm laquer on wood, commissioned around 1990.
Abdelkébir Rabi (1944 - ), 210 x 440 cm oil on canvas painting commissioned offices area during the renovation of the head offices areas in 2007 in Casablanca and others in the main comercial agencies of the group.
Mehdi Qotbi (around 1958 - ), a 180 x 350 cm painted work, commissioned in 2007 after the renovation of the head offices areas in Casablanca.
1904, as Banque Commerciale du Maroc.
Profile of the company:
MAD 22,4 Billions
Number of employees:
20 125 employees