Youssef El Idrissi Mentorship Awards recipient

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Fleeing Proximity
Round Table


  • Building Beyond


  • Artistic Research
  • Sound Art
  • Video Art


  • Morocco
Youssef El Idrissi is a self-taught artist, researcher and cultural worker, based in Casablanca, Morocco. He holds a bachelor in Philosophy of Communications and Public Spaces, and a master degree in Cultural & Artistic Engineering. In 2018, he co-founded the collective Kounaktif that aims to democratize access to arts and works at the intersection of ecology, technology and arts. Within his artistic practice, El Idrissi focuses on decolonization of imaginaries, the relationship between psyche and space, technology and living beings, errors and symbiosis. Through his cultural and artistic work El Idrissi aims to connect the aesthetical and the political by deconstructing the norms, the social barriers and old methods using alternative pedagogies, formats and interdisciplinary practice.