Bio

Born Casablanca, Morrocco in 1992. She did her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal. 

Artist Statement

My interdisciplinary artworks are grounded in drawing, photography, video, and installation while taking into account material properties. The initial thought of my research process starts with an auto-ethnography documentation process and transformed through a research-based methodology, basing and referencing the current state of cultural anthropology. I am interested in the human state in a digital age when part of our identity and social encounter reside online. In terms of technical expertise, I am interested in deepening my knowledge of materials to move my practice forward. I seek to foster a feeling of ambivalence in the viewer, with the interest of blending personal, analytical and universal attributes. Employing an immersive approach, my installation artworks serve a contemplative gaze of contemporary interpersonal issues. In my installations, I reference the aftermath of intimate and interpersonal trauma through researching works of fiction, historical, science and social experiments and public participation.

CV

2022 MFA in Studio Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, CA

2017 BFA in Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal,QC,CA

Solo shows

2019 Délusions Botaniques. Never Apart, Montreal, QC, CA

2015 Home (as the Steimle-Essayh duo). Galerie Cercle Carré, Montreal, QC, CA


Group shows

2020 Massive Exposure, AGO, Toronto, ON, CA (cancel due to pandemic, postpone on hold)

2020 Canada Connect. Mumbai, INDIA ( postpone 2021 due to pandemic)

2019 ARTCH en tournée. Conseil des arts de Montréal, Montreal, QC, CA

2019-2021 Résistence. Voix des Faubourgs, Montreal, QC, CA

2019 ARTCH. Dorchester Square, Montreal, QC, CA

2018 Once upon water. Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON, CA

2017 Graduated Show. FOFA gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2017 Interim. L’ancienne école des Beaux Art, Montreal, QC, CA

2016 Chomatic Junior. Festival Chromatic, Hangar 16, Montreal, QC, CA

2016 Dry Spell. Lilian Rodriguez gallery and Donald Browne gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2016 Tell me again. Festival Art Matters, Studio XX, Montreal, QC, CA

2016 Concr(ètre) . Festival Art Matters, Gallery Perte de signal, Montreal, QC, CA

2016 L’art doit-il séduire?. Festival Art Souterrain, Montreal, CAN

2016 The Echo Game. FOFA gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2015 Synthesis. VAV gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2014 Beyond the Frame. VAV gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2014 A Priori: States of Drawing and Knowledge. VAV gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2013 Allegory. VAV gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2013 Empathy, Aesthetic Reflections on Marginalization. VAV gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2013 Ill Palette. Art Matter Festival, Eastern Block gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

RESIDENCIES- ARTIST PROGRAMS

2019-2020 Mentorat Program. Vidéographe, Montreal, QC, CA

2019 ARTCH. Art Souterrain and Conseil des arts de Montréal, Dorchester Square, Montreal, QC, CA

2018 Once Upon Water Residency. Artspace Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON, CA

2016 Sustainability Action Fund and Place to B residency. Presented for the World Social Forum, SAT, Montreal, QC, CA

IMPLICATIONS

2016-2017 Co-coordinator. Interim exhibition, L’ancienne école des beaux-arts, Montreal, QC, CA

2016-2017 Co-founder and Financial Officer. Painting and drawing student association, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, CA

2015-2016 Co-coordinator. Dry spell exhibition, Lilian Rodriguez gallery and Donald Brown gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

2014-2015 Co-curator. Off Kilter exhibition for Art Matter Festival, Espace Fibre, Montreal, QC, CA

2015-2016 Co-coordinator. A priori: State of drawing exhibition, VAV gallery, Montreal, QC, CA

TALK

2019 Guest artist of the Sisterhood at the MBAM organised by Never Was Average, Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, QC, CA

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2019 Production grant for ARTCH program. Art Souterrain and Conseil des arts de Montréal, Montreal, QC, CA

2017 Recipient of CUAA fine art award. Concordia University, Montreal, QC, CA

2015 Nominated for the AAVA gala. Centre Skol, Montreal, QC, CA

2014 Recipient of Fasa special project grant. Concordia University, Montreal, QC, CA

2014 Nominated for the Sean Murphy and Lise-Hélène Larin drawing award. Concordia University, Montreal, QC, CA

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