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As a photographer and visual storyteller, M’hammed Kilito focuses on capturing narratives that are embedded in understanding the relationship between his collaborators and their environments, by covering issues related to cultural identity, the sociology of work and the human condition.

Kilito’s solo exhibitions include Portrait of a Generation, Open Studio, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech (2019); and On est ensemble, MAXXX Project Space, Sierre, Switzerland (2018). Among his group exhibitions are ‘Barzakh بَرْزَخ. Entre mondes’, PhotoESPAÑA Festival, Casa Arabe, Madrid (2021); Fiction of reality, World Press Photo Exhibition 2020, Oldenburg (2021); Sourtna, National Museum of Photography, Rabat (2020); Cinema Camera, YaPhoto Festival, Yaoundé, Cameroon (2019); Vantage Point Sharjah 7, Sharjah Art Foundation (2019); Among you, Beirut Image Festival (2019); Destiny, Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa (2018); Stories from water edge, International Biennial of Casablanca (2018); Photos de mémoires, mémoires de photos, Les Rencontres de la photographie de Rabat (2018); PULP#4, Fotofilmic Gallery, Vancouver (2017); and OffPrint London, Tate Modern, London (2016).

His work can be found in the collections of Fondation des Treilles, Tourtour, France;
Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco; Fondation pour le développement durable des régions de montagne, Sion, Switzerland; MACAAL, Marrakech; and Fotofilmic Collections, Vancouver.

Kilito’s awards and grants include the Contemporary African Photography Prize (2020); Magnum Foundation grant for Global Covid Projects (2020); Photography Prize of Foundation des Treilles, France (2020); National Geographic Award, New York (2019); and Visual Art Project Grant, Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco (2016).

He holds a BA in Software Engineering from University of Ottawa (2007); a BA in Political Science from University of Montreal (2010); and an MA in Political Science from University of Ottawa (2012).

Kilito was born in 1981 in Lvov, Russia. He currently lives and works in Rabat.

SAF participation:
Vantage Point Sharjah 7 (2019)

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Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9) is the ninth iteration of Sharjah Art Foundation's annual initiative dedicated to the medium of photography. The exhibition is on view from 18 September through 18 December at the Foundation's off-site venue Al Hamriyah Studios.

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