YASSINE "YAZE" MEKHNACHE

YASSINE MEKHNACHE "YAZE" born in Lyon, France 1979.

 

The opening of Catherine Ahnell Gallery | freerunning art corp started with a Pop-Up Event in the Spring of 2013 at 29 Mercer Street-NYC. The event was in collaboration with MoMA Film Festival for the Award Winning Movie “Rengaine/Hold Back" directed by Rachid Djaïdani, featuring french artist YASSINE “YAZE” MEKHNACHE and work from his exhibition “Wandering” that later took place at the gallery.

All paintings for the Solo exhibition “Wandering  were made during “Yaze’s” residence at Catherine Ahnell Gallery | freerunning art corp. Rachid also filmed parts of a documentary film”Encre” (Password : encrelefilm) at the gallery following Yaze for one year from Paris, Morocco, Algeria, The French Alps and New York. 

Yassine Mekhnache is a self-taught painter living  in Paris, France. Mekhnache emerged as a graffiti artist in the early 2000’s, later developing a more classical painting technique using more traditionally established materials.

In 2007, Mekhnache started painting on canvases of woven cotton, hand-made by women embroiderers in Time sloth near Marrakech in Morocco and by embroiderers from Pondicherry in India. His works are hybrids combining the delicacy of religious embroidery with vibrant expressive painted elements. In these paintings, Mekhnache also incorporates elements drawn with marker pen and dripping paint evoking a spirit found in his earlier street works.

Personal Exhibition

• « ALCHYMIA » Château de Chamarande, Essonne, nov – janv 2017

• « Peintures récentes » David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech décembre 2017

• « La Conférence des Oiseaux », David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech mars 2015

• « WANDERING », Catherine Ahnell Gallery, NYC Mai 2013

• « COASTS TO COASTS », Krampf Gallery, Istanbul janvier 2013

• « LYFE », Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve Loft 19, Paris, 2011

• « Yaze Paintings 2010 », Galerie OPEN de A. Rockelmann, Berlin 2010

• Centre culturel algérien, Paris, 2010

• « Piece of Me », Galerie LJ, Paris, 2009

• « In Motion », Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, 2008

• « Wake Up in a Golden Dream, » CAC des Vosges, Épinal, 2008

• « Sponge Up », Galerie L.J., Paris, 2007

• Galerie Regard Sud, Lyon, 2007

• « Processus », Galerie Moretti & Moretti, Paris, 2006

• « Autocritique », Galerie Chappe, Paris, 2006

• Maison des Arts Plastiques Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, 2002

Collective Exhibition

• « La Conférence des Oiseaux », Opera Gallery DUBAI, mars 2017

• « bYrdS », Galerie Joseph, Paris, 2012

• « Animal Dream », Marrakech Art Fair, Marrakech, 2010

• « C1TY », 18 Gallery – Magda Danysz, Exposition Universelle, Shangaï 2010

• « The End », L’Agence, Paris, 2010

• « Panic in Shaï Wan », The Embassy, Hong Kong, 2009

• Galerie du Jour Agnès.B., Paris, 2007

• Centre d’art contemporain Le Rectangle, Lyon, 2006

Fairs

• Art Central Hong Kong, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017

• SCOPE Miami Beach, Krampf Gallery, Miami 2016

• Art Dubaï, solo show, Krampf Gallery, Dubaï 2016

• Art Paris, solo show, Krampf Gallery, Paris 2015

• Istanbul Art Fair, Krampf Gallery, Istanbul, 2014

• Istanbul Art Fair, Krampf Gallery, Istanbul, 2012

• 4ème Biennale de Marrakech, Marrakech Mars 2012

• Art Paris, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo 2009

• Shang’art, Shangaï, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, 2008

• PREVIEW Berlin, Galerie L.J., Paris, 2008

• Fight Art, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, 2005

Residences and prices / Collections

• Embroidery acquiring 190/190 - FDAC Essonne, 2018

• Embrodery acquiring 190x190 - Elgiz Museum, Turquie, 2013

• Al Maqam, Tahanaout Résidence, Maroc, 2010

• Résidence, Villa Abdelatif, Alger, 2009

• Art Therapy workshop, CAC de Lacoux, 2002/2005

• Résidence Fort du Bruissin, 2001/2004

• Prix UNESCO. Prix spécial du jury des Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, 2000

• Ex-Voto, installation, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger

• Collections Agnès B, Marianne Orlowsky

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