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Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni: The Only Way 

15 03 2024 30 03 2024

Opening: 14.03.2024, 18:00-21:00

Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni: The Only Way - Research project presentation

Former WIELS resident Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni presents a new body of work in Affiliate, a new space in the city centre to present works by alumni of the WIELS Residency Programme.

Thursday 14.03.2024, 18:00-21:00
Presentation: 15.03-30.03.2024, 14:00-18:00 (Open Thursday > Saturday)
Location: AFFILIATE, rue du Jardin des Olives 3 Olivetenhof, 1000 Brussels
Free entrance

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Courtesy the artist

Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni introduces his research project The Only Way, in which he aims to delve into the profound relationship between animal and human behaviour in everyday life. By challenging the notion of human superiority, Mostafa seeks to illustrate how primal instincts influence behaviour and blur the lines between humans and other species. Through this project, he hopes to break down barriers and reveal the interconnectedness of all life forms.

This project represents a significant progression in Mostafa's practice blending existing subjects with new explorations. Already during his residency at WIELS, his practice involved the transformation of ordinary elements into works that provoke reflection on larger themes. Using various media such as sculpture, photography and installation, he interweaves everyday fragments and shows the intersection of the mundane and the profound.

Through residencies and travels, Mostafa observes behaviours in diverse contexts, drawing inspiration from the concept of survival amidst socio-economic challenges. He aims to shed light on marginalized practices and objects, emphasising resilience and adaptation.

In collaboration with experts in biology and anthropology, Mostafa's project bridges art and science and thus fosters a broader dialogue.

The presentation of the research project at AFFILIATE on 14 March marks just the beginning. He provides a glimpse into the project, showcases new works in progress and invites discussion. Join Mostafa on this journey of investigation and discovery.

The Only Way - Research Project is supported by Kunstendecreet, Moussem, Saffca and Africa Museum


Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni attended the Institut National des Beaux-Arts in Tétouan and the ENSAV-La Cambre in Brussels. He has exhibited in Belgium and internationally, including at the Sharjah Biennial in 2017, Middelheim Museum in Antwerp in 2021, Bozar in Brussels in 2018 and M - Museum in Leuven in 2021. His first museum solo exhibition, The Front Line, curated by Naf Haq was held at M HKA in Antwerp in 2022. Mostafa Saifi Rahmouni was granted the HISK post-graduate program (2017-2018) and has participated in residencies at the Hangar in Barcelona, WIELS and Moussem in Brussels. He lives and works in Brussels.