Faouzi Laatiris (b. 1958, lives in Martil and works in Tétouan) is a visual artist and, since 1992, a professor at the Institut National des Beaux-Arts de Tétouan. His spare art reflects on the appearances and realities of urban environments and everyday objects. In 2006 with fellow artist Batoul S’Himi in Martil, he founded the art space Espace 150 x 295 cm, which hosts regular exhibitions, workshops, and events. Laatiris’s works have been presented in exhibitions such as Doual’art (Douala), Dak’Art (Dakar), and L’objet désorienté, curated by Jean-Louis Froment at the Musée des Arts Décoratif (Paris).
Faouzi Laatiris’s "Container" uses mirrors to recreate the garbage receptacle used in many Moroccan neighborhoods. For years, Laatiris has explored the form of this receptacle using plastic bags and this life-size version was realized for his exhibition, "Dimensions variables" in Casablanca. For "A Proposal for Articulating Works and Places", the sculpture reflects the entire environment of the unoccupied Palais Bahia, the residence of a former Moroccan prince vacated in the 1970s following his death and that later temporarily housed the office of a humanitarian organization. Also reflected are parts of the exhibition space, the large fig tree beneath which the work is situated, and the adjacent alley filled with tourists.