M'HAMMED KILITO

Born 1981, Lviv
Lives and works in Rabat

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019Portrait of a Generation, Open Studio, Museum Of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) Residency, Marrakech, Morocco
2019Cinema Camera, Amman Image Festival, MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan
2019On est ensemble, École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV), Marrakech, Morocco
2018Cinéma Caméra, l'Uzine, Casablanca, Morocco
2018On est ensemble, MAXXX Project Space, Sierre, Switzerland
2017Destiny, French Institute, Rabat, Morocco

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021Among you, "Les dix ans du Prix de la résidence de la photographie de la Fondation des Treilles" Maison de la photographie de Toulon, Toulon, France
2021Among you, « IdentiteĢs plurielles », Le Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France
2021Among you, IAF Festival, Basel, Switzerland
2021Regards sur la jeune scène photographique marocaine, National Museum of Photography, Rabat, Morocco
2021 Among you, Tolerance(s), Ås Municipality, Norway
2021Among you, Tolerance(s), Serafeio, Athens, Greece
2021Chemistry of Feeling, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2021Among you, La Maison des Treilles, Off of Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
2021Among you, Urbi&Orbi Festival, Sedan, France
2021Among you, Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
2021Among you, ‘Barzakh. Entre mondes’, PhotoESPAÑA Festival, Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain
2021Among you, Award-Winning African Photography - Photo Basel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
2021Fiction of reality, World Press Photo Exhibition 2020, Oldenburg, Germany
2021Destiny, The Everyday Projects: New Stories and Horizons, Cairo Photo Week, Cairo, Egypt
20211:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Christie's, Paris, France
2020Among you, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy
2020Among you, Photo London, London, UK
2020Destiny, Revela'T Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2020Among you, BredaPhoto Festival, Breda, The Netherlands
2020Among you, Helsinki Photo Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2020Destiny, Addis Foto Fest: Nine Years Survey, The Africa Institute, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2020United Artists, 1:54 OFF, Marrakech, Morocco
2020Among you, Sourtna, National Museum of Photography, Rabat, Morocco
2019Arab Street, Vol II, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2019Among you, Beirut Image Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
2019Among you, Nouvelles écritures, La Fondation pour la Photographie, Tangier, Morocco
2019Sidi Harazem, une oasis moderne, Espace Expression CDG, Rabat, Morocco
2019Among you, Vantage Point, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2019Face à la Mer, Mediterranean Photo Encounters, Tangier, Morocco
2019Destiny, International Photography Biennial of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
2019Cinema Camera, La Quinzaine de la photographie de Yaoundé, YaPhoto Festival, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2018Destiny, Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2018Territoires silencieux, Les Rencontres Internationales de la photo de Fes, Fes, Morocco
2018En un instante, Marruecos, La Fundación de Tres Culturas del Mediterraneo, Sevilla, Spain
2018Stories from the water edge, International Biennial of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
2018In a flash mood, Morocco, Mouassine Museum, Marrakech, Morocco
2018In a flash mood, Morocco, PhotoESPAÑA Festival, Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain
2018
Photos de mémoires, mémoires de photos, Les Rencontres de la photographie de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
2018Points de vue, Galerie Abla Ababou, Rabat, Morocco
2017Intimes- Errances, ArtCompany / Episodes 2, Casablanca, Morocco
2017Imitation, Youmein Festival, Technopark, Tangier, Morocco
2017Images passagères, Rétine argentique, Marseille, France
2017Open Studio, Printemps de l'Art Contemporain, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
2017Chronique d'un changement annoncé, Festival Rabat Résonances, Dar El-Mrini, Rabat, Morocco
2017Génération Flash, Fondation Alliances, Casablanca, Morocco
2017Les journées photographiques de Taza, Complexe culturel, Taza, Morocco
2017PULP#4, Fotofilmic Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2016Les nuits photographiques, 5th edition, National Library, Rabat, Morocco
2016Terrain de jeu, Dabaphoto 2, Le 18, Marrakech, Morocco
2016Les nuits photographiques d’Essaouira, Essaouira, Morocco
2016OffPrint London, Tate Modern Museum, London, UK

PRIZES, NOMINATIONS AND GRANTS
2021Selected for The VII Mentor Program by VII Agency, New York, USA
2021Winner of the national photographic commission "Regards du Grand Paris", sponsored by Ateliers Médicis and Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap, Paris, France
2020CAP Prize Winner - The Contemporary African Photography Prize, Basel, Switzerland
2020Magnum Foundation grant for Global Covid Projects, New York, USA
2020National Geographic Society's Emergency Fund for Journalists, New York, USA
2020British Journal of Photography’s Ones To Watch, London, UK
2020Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform Grant, Dubaï, United Arab Emirates
2020World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2020World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2020National Geographic Society Explorer Grant, New York, USA
2020The Photography Prize of  Fondation des Treilles Winner, Tourtour, France
2019National Geographic Award - Eddie Adams Workshop, New York, USA
2019Eddie Adams Workshop, New York, USA
2019Mobility grant, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019Special mention, In Frame x Photo Doc, Paris, France
2019Special mention, Face à la Mer, Tangier, Morocco
2018Arab Documentary Photography Program I Magnum Foundation/Prince Claus Fund/AFAC Grant, Beirut, Lebanon
2016Visual Art Project Grant, Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco, Rabat, Morocco

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2021
Fondation des Treilles, Tourtour, France
2020
Caravane Tighmert, Tighmert, Morocco
2019
Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, Morocco
2018
La Ruche Documentaire, Agadir International Documentary Festival, Agadir, Morocco
2018
SMArt program, Sierre, Switzerland
2017
Youmein Festival, Tangier, Morocco
2017
La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
2017
Takafes, Fez, Morocco
2016
Caravane Tighmert, Tighmert, Morocco

CURATOR 
2021
Tempus Fugit, curated by M'hammed Kilito, Abderrahman Slaoui Museum, Casablanca, Morocco
2021
Tempus Fugit, curated by M'hammed Kilito, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, Morocco

WORKSHOPS, TALKS, AND PRESENTATIONS
2021GPP Talks with M'hammed Kilito, GulfPhotoPlus, Dubai, UAE
2021
Middle Eastern Photography: A Window into Art and Documentation of Time and Place. Intersect 21 virtual fair, online
2021
Talk Talk Talk, African Photography Conversations, Cap Prize, online
2019Artists in residency, talk with Mouna Saboni and M'hammed Kilito, MACAAL, Marrakech, Morocco
2019We are together, École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV), Marrakech, Morocco
2018Photography workshop, Équations nomades, Bamako, Mali
2018Africa of the Africans, International Artists Gathering, Fez, Morocco
2017
Visual Sociology in Morocco, School of Social Science, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
2017
Presentation of the book Un si long chemin, Cinéma Renaissance, Rabat, Morocco
2017
Immigration in Morocco: the challenges of integration, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Rabat, Morocco
2017
À l'épreuve de nos désirs, French Institute, Rabat, Morocco
2017
La ville autrement, Photomed, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
2017
Art in time of crisis, International Artists Gathering, Fez, Morocco
2017Photography workshop, French Institute, Rabat, Morocco

FEATURES AND CLIENTS
British Journal of Photography
The Washington Post
The Wall Street Journal
Vogue Italia
Le Monde
VICE Arabia
Grazia
Monopol Magazin
The Atlantic
El Pais
World Press Photo Witness - Four to Follow
Tribe Magazine
Something We Africans Got
GQ Italia
GQ Middle East
Jeune Afrique
Zeke Magazine
Contemporary And
L'oeil de la photographie
Off The Wall
Art Africa
One World Magazine
De l'air
Afrique Magazine
L'Express
Diptyk
Telquel
Vu Magazine
Arab News
L'Économiste
Africultures
La Vie
The Gulf Today
Zenith

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Le Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), Paris, France
Fondation des Treilles, Tourtour, France
Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco, Rabat, Morocco
Fotofilmic Collections, Vancouver, Canada
Fondation pour le développement durable des régions de montagne, Sion, Switzerland
Musée Mohammed VI pour la civilisation de l'eau au Maroc, Marrakech, Morocco
Palais Saadi Collection, Marrakech, Morocco
Museum of Contemporary African Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, Morocco
La Fondation pour la Photographie, Tangier, Morocco
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office, Rabat, Morocco
Fondation Touria et Abdelaziz Tazi, Casablanca, Morocco
Private collections

EDUCATION
2010 - 2012
Master in Political Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
2007 - 2010
Bachelor in Political Science, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2001 - 2007
Bachelor in Software Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

LANGUAGES
Arabic, English, Spanish, and French









M'hammed Kilito Photography

M'hammed Kilito is a Moroccan documentary photographer based in Rabat, Morocco.
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