The work of Younès Rahmoun (b. 1975, lives and works in Tétouan) is based on repetition and spirituality, with Buddhism, naturalism, mathematics, and the artist’s personal life acting as strong influences. Since his graduation from the Institut National des Beaux-Arts de Tétouan in 1998, Rahmoun has explored different techniques including drawing, installation, and video. His recent exhibitions include those at L’appartement 22 (Rabat) and Galerie F.J. (Casablanca) as well as Doual’art (Douala) and the Singapore Biennale. In 2008, Rahmoun built Ghorfa 4 in the Rif Mountains and has since offered the space to visitors, questioning the issues of land and house ownership and continuing to merge his life with his art.
"For A Proposal for Articulating Works and Places," Younès Rahmoun realizes part of the development of his large project, "Ghorfa, Al-âna / Hunâ." The work at Palais Bahia can be considered documentary, relating to the fourth version of the project that was constructed on his family’s land in the Rif Mountains. The on-going project shares with the public the “ghorfa,” a small room situated beneath the staircase in the artist’s house in Tétouan and the inspiration behind it. Through the installation and drawings included in the project, Rahmoun reconstructs a space for work, meditation, and expression.