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Nassim Azarzar is a visual artist and graphic designer based in Rabat (Morocco). Before joining Qanat in 2019, Nassim co-founded Atelier Superplus - an experimental graphic design studio, Think Tangier - a platform dedicated to exploring the city's intense urbanization through inter-disciplinary projects, and Atelier Kissaria - a workshop dedicated to handmade experimental printing practices. Azarzar’s work approaches philosophical and historical questions through a range of visual forms, media, and social engagement. Focusing on natural patterns, old and new printing practices, and the aesthetics of popular cultures also drawing from a research on esthetics of popular cultures, his work challenges the paradigm of modern art and modernity itself to trace the movement of shapes and patterns across contexts, and through time and space. In correspondence to this approach, in the framework of Qanat Nassim has been developing the platform’s visual language and identity, moving particularly from an experimental research on physical phenomena occurring to different surfaces and bodies of water. Thinking with the idea of entropy, as for other research, he follows and accommodates the movement of these forms to different supports. As such, Nassim has been designing various Qanat zines and posters. Moreover, hee has contributed to collective proposals such as the workshop ‘The Scene of the Crime’ developed with A. George Bajalia and Jerome Giller during the Trainings for the Not-Yet (BAK - Utrecht).
Training for the Underwater(ed) Land
The Scene of Crime