Nour-Eddine Jarram

Nour–Eddine Jarram (1956) got known in the 90’s through his paintings in which he mixed elements from the paintings of Dutch old masters with motives from islamic culture. He replaced the heads of the physicians from Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson with tulips, for example. After this he developed his own landscapes in which human figures are hidden. They look like images from a dream or hallucination, in the fold of a mountain a face lights up, a hill forms the shoulder of a man. During the process of drawing one shape evokes another, naturally integrating the emerging figures into the landscape that is presented in the image. Due to the warm earth colours, deep blues and elegant, sometimes calligraphic lines, the pastel drawings have an unmistakably non-Western character.

Jarram, educated in Casablanca and subsequently in Enschede, The Netherlands units in his work abstract forms with more narrative and figurative elements that are combined and integrated in the image. Over the past year, he has taken 17th-century Dutch landscapes as a point of departure for his pastel drawings. In much the same way as the 17th-century painters, he adapts the landscapes to his own needs. Here and there a little man, composed of calligraphic characters, wanders through the landscape; a reference to Jarram’s own situation as a Moroccan artist surrounded by Dutch culture. Sometimes the little man is carrying a flag that does not feature a radical Islamic slogan but the words I Love Art instead.
www.noureddinejarram.nl

1956 born in Casablanca, Morocco

education

1975 – 1978 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Casablanca, Morocco
1979 – 1983 AKI: Academy for Arts and Industry, Enschede, The Netherlands
lives and works in Enschede, The Netherlands

solo exhibitions

2021 The Wait, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2020 Beeldenstorm, Iconoclasm, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, NL
2017 Push the Button, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2013 Visages-Paysages, Haus 34a Bad Bentheim, Germany
2010 University Twente Cultuurcentrum Vrijhof, Enschede, NL
2008 Museum Het Palthehuis, Oldenzaal, NL
2007 Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
Galerie 16, Hengelo, NL
2005 Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
De Kunstzaal (catalogue), Hengelo, NL
2001 Casablanca, Waschhaus, Potsdam, Germany
2000 Markt 17, Enschede, The NetherlandsPICTURA, Dordrecht, NL
1998 Galerie The Living-room, Amsterdam, NL
1997 Kunstuitleen SBK, Amsterdam, NL
De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam, NL
1994 IMP Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
1993 De Kunstuitkijk, Deventer, NL
1991 Het Klimaat (The Climate), Stroom, Den Haag, NL
1987 Markt 17, Enschede, NL
1985-1993 Galerie The Living Room, Amsterdam, NL

group exhibitions

2019 House for Sale, Apeldoorn, NL
KUNST RAI, with Galerie The Living Room, Amsterdam, NL
2018 Ristretto, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Power and Ancestors, Galerie WM, Amsterdam, NL
Tekenen Nu (Drawing Now), Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde, NL
De Passage; Bladeren, De Haarlemse Herfst, Haarlem, NL
6 voor 6, LOODS bagagehal KNSM hal, with Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL
Nothing but Good, Park,Tilburg, NL
2017 Grensgebieden, CBK, Emmen, NL
2016 Track & Trace I & II, 25 year anniversary Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Galerie Berggreen, Fredericia, Denemark
What about Africa ?, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
Kunst4KIds, project in cooperation with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
PASSAGE, with Dieter Mammel and Hans de Wit, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Times they are a Changing, Park, Tilburg, NL
Unland, C.B.K. zuidoost, Amsterdam, NL
Collection Bart Spoorenberg, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, NL
Silence out Loud,
curator Joost Zwagerman, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL 
2015 No place like Home, SMAC, Berlin, Germany
The Flags Parade,
Arte Concordia, Rotterdam, NL
Drawing Centre 25 jaar/25 years
, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, NL
Galerie Art Affairs, Amsterdam, NL
Duo show with Erik Pape,
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2014 Castle de Keukenhof, Lisse, NL
Galerie Berggreen, Fredericia, Denmark
Het Landschap en de Romantische verleiding, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, NL
Blind Date, DAK, Utrecht, NL
2013 Amsterdam Drawing, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
Performence Factory, Enschede, NL
Nahebei (Close By), Galerie Haus 34a, Bad Bentheim, Germany
Connected Difference, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
Drawing Cabinet, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
Nour-Eddine Jarram, Robine Clignett, Erik Pape, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2012 EXIT, Akkuh Hengelo, NL
2011 Twenty, 20 Years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
All About Drawing 100 DUTCH artists,
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
duo show with Pascale Sophie Kaparis, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2008 Into Drawing, Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany
A shadow of yesterday, Galerie Gist Brummen, NL
A shadow of yesterday, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
12 Draughtsmen, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL
2007 Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag, NL
Into Drawing, Instituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell Arte, Florence, Italy
25 Faces, Galerie 25 Limited, Amsterdam, NL
2006 1st SHIFT, 15 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Into Drawing, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, France
Dalessi & Amici, Jan van Hoof Galerie, Den Bosch, NL
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag, NL
2005 Whisper, Galerie Gist, Brummen, NL
Morocco 400 years of Friendship, World Art, Delft, NL
Into Drawing , Apeldoorns Museum Coda, Apeldoorn (catalogue), NL
Into Drawing, Limerick Gallery of Art, Ireland
From the land of the setting Sun, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2003 Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag, NL
2001 Galerie Gist, Brummen, NL
The collector in the Studio, 10 years Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
2000 Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, NL
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
1999 Driespraak, De Pronkkamer, Uden, NL
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
1998 Kunst Rai, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Amsterdam, NL
1997 Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, NL
1996 God, Art Kitchen Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
1995 Sence of Order, Art Kitchen Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
Drawing, Kunstuitleen, Tilburg, NL
Eigen Beeld, Galerie Bert Mertens, Utrecht, NL
1993 Meeting, 9 artists from Enschede (catalogue), Osnabrück and Münster, Germany
Galerie The Living Room, Amsterdam, NL
Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, NL
1993-1995 Het Klimaat op Reis (the Climate on tour), Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Leiden, NL
1992 Dealing with Art, Munich, Germany
1991 Double Dutch, Tilburg, NL
1990 Art Cologne with Galerie The Living Room, Cologne, Germany
1989 De Kunstzaal, Hengelo, NL
Art Cologne with Galerie The Living Room, Cologne, Germany
1988 Koninklijke Prijs voor vrije Schilderkunst, (winner), Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam, NL
HCAK, The Hague, NL
 

awards, grants

2021 Jeanne Oosting Award for watercolour
2016 working grant Mondrian Fund
2010 working grant Mondrian Fund
2005 working grant Mondrian Fund
2000 working grant Mondrian Foundation
1997 working grant Mondrian Foundation
1993 working grant Mondrian Foundation
1988 working grant Mondrian Foundation
Royal Award for modern Painting
1985 working grant Mondrian Foundation