Art in the Diaspora

Moroccan Art Exhibition Strengthens Cultural Bonds with Gibraltar

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The upcoming ‘Isthmus’ Exhibition, a collaboration between Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), Gallery Kent Tangier, and the JM Memorial Foundation, will be showcasing Moroccan art at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery.

Running from February 20 to March 9, 2024, this event marks a significant stride in the ongoing cultural exchange between Gibraltar and Tangier. It signifies a commitment outlined in the Government’s manifesto to foster cultural projects for Gibraltar’s sustained cultural development.

Abdelkrim Ouazzani

Renowned Moroccan artists Abdelkrim Ouazzani, Ilias Selfati, and Mohamed Benyaich are set to exhibit their curated works. The initiative aims to forge connections between the two regions across the Straits.

Horse by Ilias Selfati

In addition to the exhibition, GCS is collaborating with these international artists to organize workshops and lectures in Gibraltar. These activities are specifically designed for the local art community and educational institutions. It provides an enriching opportunity for cultural exchange and artistic engagement.

The ‘Isthmus’ Exhibition stands as a testament to Gibraltar’s commitment to nurturing cultural ties. It also facilitates mutual understanding through the language of art.


Derrick Chidumebi is a creative writer and growth marketer hailing from Lagos, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Chemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria, and is the founder of The Eko Place, a media/marketing agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. Currently, he serves as a writer for Art News Africa.

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