Rabat Hosts 5th Graffiti Street Art Festival
Morocco’s City of Lights, hosted the Jidar Street Art Festival from April 22nd-28th, 2019.
Graffiti fans traveling to Morocco’s capital will be able to enjoy a series of murals spread throughout Rabat.The Artistic and Cultural Education-L’Boulvart (EAC-L’Boulvart) Association showcased the fifth Jidar Street Art Festival that featured twelve local and international artists. The twelve artists were invited to paint building facades and use Rabat as their open-air canvas.
The theme for 2019 was “Celebrating Childhood”. The Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art offered the artists 6 spaces to paint on.
This year’s Moroccan artists included Dyam, a Casablanca native whose signature style is trompe-l’oeil; Machima ( Mehdi Annassi), a self-taught digital artist from Casablanca and founder of the Brain Oil Factory and Skefkef collectives; Morran Benlahcen, who explores graffiti with crosses and cross lines; and Aicha El Beloui, whose training in architecture and global travels inspire her exploration of city landscape via the lens of graphic arts, photography, and design. The location of the murals can be found at the Jidar website.
The Jidar Street Art Festival aims to connect the public with artists and spark conversations about global and local events and discuss the best use of public spaces.