Khadija Jayi | Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Morocco, 1989



Khadija Jayi was born in 1989 in the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. She grew up in a very conservative environment, steeped in the traditional values. With a rebellious temperament, she decides to take her destiny in her hand and take the path she has chosen, that of Art.

Thanks to the precious help of the director of the high school where she studied literature, she was able to change course to enroll first in the visual arts section of Meknes, then at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Tetouan, where she was graduated in 2018.

In 2022 she had her first exhibition in Dubai.

Through her search she tries to answer questions that have never ceased to worry her during the arduous path she has carved out for herself. Inspired by the female craft practices that she has inherited and the difficult realities she has faced, Khadija invites us to reflect on the conflicts between tradition and modernity.

It is in an emblematic approach of worn shapes and traces that Khadija Jayi has appropriated the language of fire: its light, its warmth. But also fire as a form of suffering.