Shubbak & Nour Creative Learning Programme present a rare opportunity to meet members of the Casablanca-based Skefkef Collective: Mehdi Annassi and Aicha El Beloui.
Mehdi and Aicha will be visiting West London to share aspects of their illustration, street art, and design work with ACAVA members and non-members, followed by an open discussion and Q&A on art practices in neighbourhood contexts.
About the artists:
Aicha El Beloui is an illustrator, graphic designer, and creative director. Trained as an architect, Aicha is particularly interested in illustration and map-based work. She explores themes of citizenship, public spaces, belonging, freedom, and the individual in the Moroccan context.
Mehdi Annassi aka Machima is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist (creative of the year 2015, Maroc Web Awards). He works on large-scale murals, comics, zines, animation, illustrations, and street art (Street Art Caravane, Jidar festival, Sbagha Bagha festival). Mehdi is known for his contribution and involvement with comic art, as a founding member of Skefkef, the first Moroccan independent comics magazine written in darija.