Ikram Kabbaj is a sculptor born in 1960 in Casablanca.
From 1978 to 1987, she received an academic training that leads her from the School of Fine Arts of Casablanca to the National School of Fine Arts in Paris.
Ikram Kabbaj is the only Moroccan artist regarded as a fully-fledged sculptor, and one of the most important one in the Arab world.Her work is consistent with a research on the material, smooth or rough, in which she creates unusual shapes.
Since 1989, Ikram Kabbaj explores different medias and materials: iron, terracotta, glass fibers, wood, marble and stone. Stone and marble still remain her favourite materials to draw shapes in space.
Advocating for the integration of sculpture in public spaces, Ikram Kabbaj has organized international symposia that provided the cities of El Jadida (2000), Tangier (2001), Fez (2002), Essaouira (2003), Taroudant (2011) and Assilah (2016) with outdoor pieces of art. She has exhibited her work several times in Morocco and abroad.
Ikram Kabbaj’s works can be found, among others, in the collection of Emaar Properties (United Arab Emirates), the Société nationale des Autoroutes (Morocco), the Stowe Sculpture Park (United States), the Société Générale (Morocco), Al Omrane Group (Morocco), the Diana Holding Group (Morocco).
Ikram Kabbaj lives and works between Casablanca and Marrakech.