Mohamed Melehi, Untitled, 2016, Painting, Mixed media, 200 × 160 cm
Courtesy: Lot Art Gallery
Founded in 2009 by Myriem and Yasmine Berrada Sounni, Loft Art Gallery has worked since its inception to highlight the modern and contemporary art scene on the African continent. Based in Casablanca, in the trendy Golden Triangle neighbourhood, the gallery has quickly become an essential part of the contemporary African art scene and a major player in the Moroccan economic and cultural capital.
Originally specialized in local contemporary art, the gallery has since expanded its offer to include established and emerging artists from the rest of Africa as well as Europe. With a permanent work of research and publication on art history and a program that alternates monographic and collective exhibitions, Loft Art Gallery has contributed since its inception to the influence of the art scene within the kingdom.
Driven by the desire to encourage intercultural dialogue, the Berrada sisters imagined the gallery as a platform to promote the contemporary art scene to an international clientele. Thus, the gallery regularly participates in fairs on the 3 continents and accompanies its artists on the biennials. It also works in close collaboration with numerous museum institutions around the world.
Since its creation, the gallery has not ceased to prove, by its demanding and ambitious selection, the quality of the exhibitions it offers and the media coverage it generates, its status as a reference gallery on the Moroccan contemporary art scene.