Sara Ouhaddou, (FR, 1986) is an artist and designer based in Morocco. She began her career as a designer for fashion brands, but has moved towards a more social practice, addressing the diverse challenges facing the artisan craftsmen community in Morocco. Her practice questions the availability of design as a tool for economic, social and cultural development with a focus on the Arab world.
She is the recipient of the 2014 Arab Fund For Art and Culture (AFAC) Award, the 2015 Wanted Design NYC Special Prize, and has exhibited her work at the Moulin d’Art Contemporain Toulon, France (2015); Gaite Lyrique Tanger, Paris (2014) and in the Marrakech Biennale (2016). In January 2017, Ouhaddou was chosen by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs to create a public artwork in a new park being built in NYC’s historic Little Syria neighborhood.
18 February 2021