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Attijariwafa Bank , Morocco
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Najia Mehadji. Born in Paris, 1950. Temporary exhibition view at Attijariwafa bank art space, 2006.
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Miniatures persanes. Encre sur écorce de bois de bouleau. 1995
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Pigments naturels sur peau. 1981
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Série Tables des Dieux. 1990-1992
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Interactive environment, Studio Azzurro with the students of Fine arts Academy of Casablanca. Curated by Attijariwafa bank in 2008.

About the collection

Exhibition public space:

Morocco, Casablanca

Website:
www.attijariwafabank.com/fr/fondation-banque-awb/art-culture


Launch year:
1980

Number of artworks:
2250

Artistic domain:

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:
International

Commission program / Site-specific order(s) :

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.

Prize(s):

Catalogs by the collection

Attijariwafa Bank , Morocco

Launch year:
1904, as Banque Commerciale du Maroc.

International presence:
25 countries

Annual revenue:
MAD 22,4 Billions

Number of employees:
20 125 employees