Laila Hida

Laila Hida is a Moroccan artist and cultural worker based in Marrakech. She is primarily interested in images and photography, exploring their use as both archival material and triggers for fiction. Her recent work, "Le Voyage du Phoenix," examines the use of photography, literature, and cinema as tools to distill the 20th century's regime of desire. In 2013, she founded LE 18 Marrakech, a multidisciplinary cultural space and art residency based in the medina of Marrakech that extends her long-term intention to question and explore the impact of the environment on art production, mediation and research approaches. She has curated many programs in Morocco and internationally, including the LE 18 collective proposal at documenta 15. She is also the initiator of Dabaphoto, an annual program on photography and image-making in Morocco that is now in its 8th edition.




23 April 2024 ~ Essaouira, Morocco: Roaming Assembly#31 ~ The Seven Colors of the Universe. A collaboration between DAI and Le18, Marrakech. Curated by Laila Hida and generously hosted by Dar Souiri ~ Association Essaouira Mogador.