RACHID KHIMOUNE

Born in 1953 in Decazeville, France. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Rachid Khimoune graduated from the School of Art of Paris in 1974; he initially started to work with painting before choosing sculpture. In 1980 he won the first prize of the « Foundation of France ».
Being the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and an extensive oeuvre, Rachid Khimoune has been exhibiting since 1975 and his work can be found in several museums, and public and private collections.
Pierre Restany, art critic, wrote in 1995:
“The mind took of all the potential visual from oral possibilities with no limits, and that eclecticism of Life is the expression of, without any sort of deceitful action, the universality of a language from personal shorthand of instinct… To see what we can’t see anymore, to look from another eye, in the magic and the dream » it is what makes all the poetry of his art.”

EXHIBITIONS

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013 Vallois & Friedman’s gallery, New-York
  • 2013 Françoise Souchaud’s gallery, Lyon
  • 2012 Vallois’ gallery, Paris. France
  • 2010 World Expo, Shanghai. China
  • 2009 “Children of the World”, ARTSAWA, DubaI, UAE
  • 2008 U Want Art Gallery, Shanghai. China
  • 2008 Arab World Institute, Paris. France
  • 2007 « Salon du Collectionneur » Grand Palais, Paris. France
  • 2006 Vach’Art (Cow Parade), Paris. France
  • 2003 Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo. Monaco
  • 2002 Casa de Francia, Mexico city. Mexico
  • 1999 Bourdelle Museum, Paris. France
  • 1997 Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris. France
  • 1995 Del Léon Gallery, Venice. Italy
  • 1993 Picasso Museum, Antibes. France
  • 1988 Symposium of sculptures in Seoul. South Korea
  • 1986 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, New-York. USA
  • 1984 Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris. France
  • 1976 University Georgetown Washington. USA

PROJECTS

  • 2010 « The Children of the World », 21 Bronze sculptures, Shanghai. China
  • «The Christmas Tree of Rachid Khimoune», The 15th Anniversary of Les Sapins de Noël des Créateurs, Paris
  • 2009 « El Mamoun the Moroccan », sculpture and drawing, Marrakech. Morocco
  • 2009 « The Children of the World », 21 Bronze sculptures, Dubaï. UAE
  • 2007 « Naomi the African girl », sculpture, Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso
  • 2006 « The Bull », sculpture, Turin. Italy
  • 2006 « The Family », sculptures, Ordino. Andorra
  • 2004 « Jean-Baptiste from Monaco », sculpture, Monte Carlo. Monaco
  • 2003 « Felipe the Mexican », sculpture, History Museum of Cuernavaca. Mexico
  • 2002 « Enzo the Italian », sculpture, Sienna. Italy
  • 2001 « The Children of the World », 21 Bronze sculptures, Paris. France
  • 2000 Bronze door for the building « Le Vinci », Paris la Défense. France
  • 1995 Creation of a tapestry for the « Mobilier National de France »
  • 1993 « The Crusaders », sculptures, Chartres. France
  • 1989 « l’Homme Valise », relief, Arab World Institute, Paris. France
  • 1987 « The Warriors », sculptures, Seoul Olympic Parc. South Korea
  • 1987 Mural relief, New-York, USA