M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Hicham Benohoud

©image: M HKA

° 1968

Lives in Paris (FR), born in Marrakech (MA).

After teaching visual arts for 13 years in Marrakech, Hicham Benohoud leaves Morocco to live in Paris, though still often traveling back to his homeland. As a man of contrasts and doubts, he wants to show that new visions only arise when fixed patterns are broken. Benohoud thus ardently combats the religious dogmas in his country. “Somehow I feel that the place where my work fits is in the struggle", he says. The oeuvre of Benohoud is rooted in Moroccan culture, family, religion and hierarchical structures. From a somewhat detached position vis-à-vis his culture, Islamic traditions, power and society, the artist constantly inquires into matters of identity, both individual and collective. In his ‘staged’ photographs, people are transformed into objects, bodies into attributes. That which we find familiar, he de-humanizes. His surrealist, enigmatic images always play the same game of hide and reveal, embellish and disfigure, humanize and alienate.


>Hicham Benohoud, Untitled [from the series 'La salle de classe n°2'], 2000-2002.Photography, silver gelatine print, 60 x 80 cm.

>Hicham Benohoud, Untitled [from the series 'Version soft'], 2003.Photography, silver gelatine print, 60 x 80 cm.

>Hicham Benohoud, 870 petites images coupées, 2004.Photography, silver gelatine print, 116 x 89 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Genk - Genkenaren kiezen kunst. 02 July 2014 - 31 August 2014.

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> Exhibition: Kunstwerk van de maand 2015. 01 January 2015 - 31 December 2015.

> Exhibition: Let's Play Museum. 10 June 2023 - 17 September 2023.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: De M HKA - Collectie [The M HKA Collection].

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Our Daily Bread.

> Ensemble: The Vibrating Image .