M’hammed Kilito

M’hammed Kilito is a documentary photographer and a National Geographic Explorer residing in Rabat. He is represented internationally by VII Photo and Gowen Gallery. His artistic journey revolves around exploring the intricate connections and bonds that individuals or groups form with their environments – be it places of residence, memories, or transit points. Kilito’s work is dedicated to capturing narratives that provide insight into this profound connection, delving into subjects like cultural identity, labor sociology, and the impacts of climate change.

Kilito holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Montreal and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Ottawa University. His work has garnered awards and grants, including World Press Photo Foundation Prize, Louis Roederer Prize for Sustainability, National Geographic Society Explorer Grant, Contemporary African Photography Prize, Photography Prize of Fondation des Treilles, and Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project Award. He has also been a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and nominated for Prix Pictet.

His photography has been showcased in various festivals and venues worldwide, including the Leica Ernst Leitz Museum (Germany), Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), 1:54 Art Fair (France), Tate Modern (UK), PhotoESPAÑA Festival (Spain), National Museum of Photography (Morocco), Addis Foto Fest (Ethiopia), Format Festival (UK), Bosnia and Herzegovina National Museum (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Photo Vogue Festival (Italy), and Misk Art Institute (Saudi Arabia). His work has also been featured in publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The British Journal of Photography, Vogue Italia, L’Express, Liberation, and El Pais. 

Together with three other Moroccan visual artists, Kilito co-founded KOZ, a collective dedicated to telling compelling stories through long-term projects.

*This residency is supported by African Export Import Bank – Afreximbank

Artist Activities

As part of his residency in the ARD South residency program, photographer M’hammed Kilito will be conducting Portfolio Review sessions for photographers on April 30th and May 1st.

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Artist Talk

Join us this Sunday 28 April at 8:00 pm for an insightful talk with Artist in Residency M’hammed Kilito (Morocco). He will be sharing his practice and plans for his residency in Cairo and Siwa throughout these 3 months.

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