Abdessamad El Montassir’s body of work shapes negotiating spaces calling upon micro-stories made invisible by official discourse, and seeks to explore their place and stake in contemporary societies.
A native from Boujdour in the Sahara in the south of Morocco, Abdessamad El Montassir explores and uses as a starting point for his work the geographical area where he grew up.
His artistic approach unfolds into reflexive processes that invite us to rethink history and cartographies through collective narratives and immaterial archives; and highlights the necessity to take into consideration the oral forms of knowledge and memories, thusly questioning the traditional construction of History.
Engaged in a social and interdisciplinary practice, El Montassir highlights polymorphic perspectives through testimonies and encounters with historians, scientists, activists and citizens. As not to set a single narrative, his projects urge the necessary and constant emergence of new questions and perspectives.