Mehdi-Georges Lahlou (b. 1983) lives and works in Brussels, Athens and Casablanca and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Nantes and the S. Joost Academy in Breda. His work has been shown in many national and international exhibitions. Lahlou's work ranges from performance, sculpture, photography and drawing. His work deals with the body, space and memory evoquing cultural references, religious beliefs or 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.
Solo exhibitions include Under the Sand, the Sun, Galerie Transit, Mechelen (2019); Behind the Garden, The Botanique Musuem, Brussels (2017-Curated by Simon Njami); Of the Confused Memory, Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris (2017); And Even If Nothing Takes Root in this Oasis, Galerie Transit, Mechelen (2016); I Did Not Have To Cross the Sea, Merton D, Simpson Gallery, New York (2015) and Even the Dust Remains, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres (2015).
Group exhibitions include I is an Other/Be the Other, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome (2018); the 11th and 13th Dakar Biennale (DAK’ART 2018and DAK’ART 2014); The Jacques & Miny Defauwes Collec-tion, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2017); Hips Don’t Lie, Pompidou Centre in Malaga (2016); L’œil du collectionneur- Focus I, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (2016); Le temps de l’audace et de l’engagement, De leur temps, Villeurbanne Institute of Contemporary Art (2016) and the Arab World Institute, Paris (Jardin d’Orient, 2016 - Le Maroc contemporain, 2014 - Le corps découvert, 2012). His work will be soon presented in a solo exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (November 2019) and in group exhibitions such as the 13th Havana Biennial 2019 (13ma Bie-nal de La Habana) and Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL - Mate-rial Insanity2019).