Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
New York

Lalla Essaydi

  • 4
  • Artwork_images_1110_491148_lalla-essaydi
  • Artwork_images_118795_488064_lalla-essaydi
  • Artwork_images_1110_491144_lalla-essaydi
  • Artwork_images_141091_450917_lalla-essaydi
  • 20101110012537-cb96398c
  • 20110805172303-essaydi__les_femmes_du_maroc-la_sultane__2008__chromogenic_print__20x24in
  • 20120511020402-nmafa-lalla-32_harem04b
  • 20120710183201-essaydi
  • 20130216220815-les-femmes-du-maroc-no
  • 20130323052405-converging_territories-_apparel__2__ed
  • 20130323053202-les_femmes_du_maroc-_moorish_woman__ed
  • 20130506232209-le_bulletsrev02tri0
  • 20131223170117-1
  • 20140506012713-_le_23020
  • 20150130172627-essaydi_bullets_revisited_22_2013_chromogenic_print_48_x_60_in_0



Birth year

Lives in
New York City

Works in
New York City

Representing galleries


Lalla Essaydi is a Moroccian artist. Her art, which often combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body, addresses the complex reality of Arab female identity from the unique perspective of personal experience. In much of her work, she returns to her Moroccan girlhood, looking back on it as an adult woman caught somewhere between past and present, and as an artist, exploring the language in which to “speak” from this uncertain space. Her paintings often appropriate Orientalist imagery from the Western painting tradition, thereby inviting viewers to reconsider the Orientalist mythology. She has worked in numerous media, including painting, video, film installation, and analog photography.

She is represented in a number of collections, including the Williams College Museum of Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Fries Museum, the Netherlands; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston; The Kodak Museum of Art; The Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; The Kresge Art Museum, Michigan; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; and The Colorado Museum of Art, Colorado.


Recent Exhibits

Lalla Essaydi participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2015 Photographs
San Diego Museum of Art
Feb, 2015 Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East
LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Amelia Johnson Contemporary
May, 2014 ALTERED: Appropriation & Photography
Edwynn Houk Gallery
May, 2014 ALTERED: Appropriation & Photography
Galerie Edwynn Houk
Apr, 2014 The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Click here to see all exhibits for Lalla Essaydi
Is this your profile?
Click here to claim your profile
Main-addtags-e34eec31c32d9b3d6d0f704be2c1d8be add to mylistWarn16_1-74f74bcef3e4988600cddc35e070bc1e report abuseMain-help-a4a5bbe5ed1f90845e14fcde7ee9776a contact us for help

Copyright © 2006-2012 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.