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    Margaux Derhy was born in France to a French mother and a Moroccan father. She studied at Central Saint Martins (CSM) and later pursued the MA Painting at the Royal College of Art (RCA). She currently lives and works between Paris and Massa, Morocco.


    Her artistic work is rooted in family narratives and her Franco-Moroccan heritage, creating a reflection on emotional bonds, transmitted memories, and the empty spaces left by the absent, while exploring the multiple facets of pluridentity.

    She develops an experimental practice that combines painting, sewing machine work, and traditional hand embroidery while also exploring ceramics as a separate discipline.


    The community plays a central role in her approach, through the establishment of a residency and a group of embroiderers in Massa, the foundation of the women artists' collective Le Cercle de l'Art or the writing of the artist guide "Le Backpack de l'Artiste". In each project, there is a deep commitment to fostering artistic exchange and creating opportunities for economic stability.


    She attended several residencies including Al Maqam in Marrakech, Morocco (2021), Enamoura in Marseille, France (2020), Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan (2018) or Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa (2017) and is running the Massa Stories residency in Morocco since 2019. She is included in the Soho House Collection and was selected for the Dentons Art Prize 2020.


    Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions. Some of the most recent ones include: Menart Fair at Palais d’Iéna with Revie Projects (2023); "D'une Rive à l'Autre" at Eden Casablanca (2023); Eros Hypnotica" by Artwork in Promess, Paris (2022); AoraIII by Aora Space, London (2021); Ddessin Art Fair, Paris (2020); Sunday Art Fair, London (2019) with A.Romy Gallery or Investec Art Fair, Cape Town (2018).


    © Celeste Leeuwenburg