Safaa Erruas (b: 1976) graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts, Tetouan, Morocco, where she has been living and working ever since. In her mid-career, she is one of the most prominent Moroccan artists of her generation.
Her work comprises works on paper and installations. It is characterised by the presence of the colour white, the recurrence of materials such as: paper, cotton, gauze, metal needles and wire, and broken glass. Meditative abstractions of visceral objects, the works are meticulously produced in a ritualistic process that involves repetition and, at times, physical risks due the sharpness of materials. They explore ideas of the body, borders, and the constant permeability between the private and collective inner and outer spheres.
Safaa Erruas’ work is in major institutional Moroccan art collections. She recently participated in two important survey exhibitions: “Moroccan Trilogy” at the Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2021) and “The Other Story” at the Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, the Netherlands (2022).
Her work was featured in the Biennials of Rabat, Dakar, Havana, and Alexandria. It was included in exhibitions around the world , among others at: Institut du Monde Arabe, Palais de Tokyo, both in Paris; Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; Casual Powerhouse Art Centre, Australia; Museo D’Arte Contemporaneo de Castille et León (MUSAC) and Centreo Atlantico d’Arte Moderna (CAAM), Las Palmas de Grande Canarie,both in Spain; MOCADA NYC, USA.