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  /  Art   /  Houda Bakkali releases her new series  “Monaco with Heart”

Houda Bakkali releases her new series  “Monaco with Heart”

Artist Houda Bakkali is launching a new exhibit called ‘Monaco with Heart’, combining her signature mix of virtual and the physical to create a unique show of art.

Already previewed at private events during the holiday season, the public will now have the chance to enjoy these new pieces both in person as well as virtually.

HOUDA BAKKALI | MONTE CARLO, MONACO 2023

Bakkali, who calls this exhibition her “fetish work” has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the show and is now ready to take it to a wider audience.

“I have been working on this for several months and I have finally been able to present it in the place where it was born and where it belongs,” she said. “This series reflects my passion and my connection with Monaco. Here I presented my first work in augmented reality in the first contemporary art salon after confinement in 2020. Some of my most representative works are inspired by Monaco. And here I have exhibited on many occasions at public and private events. Monaco has been part of my career, my inspiration and my personal life since I was a child, since some of my best friends and some of the best hosts of my work are here.”

HOUDA BAKKALI WITH HER ARTWORK «POWERFUL WOMAN», MONACO 2023 | AUGMENTED REALITY

MONACO WITH HEART

“Monaco with Heart” is a trilogy that pays tribute to color, feminine beauty, the joyful spirit and the dolce vita that Monaco inspires. It is a very festive and optimistic work, based on the Mediterranean Sea, flowers, polka dots, joy and a look at a hopeful future. A life designed to be lived with harmony but also with intensity, in the purest Monegasque style, with its sunny days and nights of good friends.”

‘Il dolce far niente’ by Bakkali merges with her passion for the simplest things in life, with her ironic vision of the reality that surrounds us and with a high dose of optimism as a balm for uncertain moments.

«MONACO WITH HEART» AUGMENTED REALITY BY HOUDA BAKKALI

DIGITAL ART

The artist has not limited herself in how art can be presented. She embraces innovative technologies, like the use of virtual spaces, whilst respecting traditional processes and techniques.

“Digital art is no longer a trend, it is a reality that is here to stay and that finds its place more and more every day,” says Bakkali. “Public and private institutions are committed to the combination of new technologies and art. The public can experience the potential of digital tools in immersive exhibitions and artists see how new possibilities open up to create and display our works.

HOUDA BAKKALI | AUGMENTED REALITY

ABOUT «MONACO WITH HEART»

If Monaco is one of the artist’s main meeting points with the public in 2024, her art can also be enjoyed and experienced in other cities.

“I have been working on this for several months and I have finally been able to present it in the place where it was born and where it belongs,” she said. “This series reflects my passion and my connection with Monaco. Here I presented my first work in augmented reality in the first contemporary art salon after confinement in 2020. Some of my most representative works are inspired by Monaco. And here I have exhibited on many occasions at public and private events. Monaco has been part of my career, my inspiration and my personal life since I was a child, since some of my best friends and some of the best hosts of my work are here.”

HOUDA BAKKALI INSIDE HER ARTWOK «THE PARTY» | AUGMENTED REALITY

FROM MONACO AND BEYOND

Houda Bakkali also has an upcoming event this month at the Alliance Française for their 40th anniversary celebrations and other shows planned in Paris, Geneva and Italy. Her ambition for 2024 is to reach people far and wide, with the hope she can take this show on the road, with exhibitions in Asia, Latin America, the United States, the UAE and other parts of Europe.

ABOUT HOUDA BAKKALI

Houda Bakkali is an award-winning visual creative. She is an expert in new technologies applied to art. Her artistic career started in 2008, since then her art has been exhibited in public and private events and institutions worldwide. In 2020 she exhibited the first canvas with augmented reality in Monte Carlo, Monaco and the first canvas with an immersive version in San Remo, Italy.Likewise, she has exhibited at Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas International Airport and Málaga-Costa del Sol International Airport, these solo exhibitions were the first ever events that merged physical art, augmented reality and immersive experiences in these airports. 

She has also developed a global and pioneering project on digital art, augmented reality and new technologies in 6 Civic Centers of Barcelona City Council. Likewise, she has developed the first ever Web3, immersive and multimedia project on Don Quixote, the most universal literary book. Her digital art has been exhibited at Paradores, at the Sanremo Museum (Italy) and at different international festivals and private events. Houda Bakkali is pioneer in digital art and new technologies, for many years she has shared her work through iconic public and private institutions worldwide.

Houda has been honored with awards from the American Illustration (New York), International Motion Award (New York), the New Talent Award at the International Festival Artists of the World in Cannes, London International Creative, Paris Design Award, Creative Quarterly (New York), and for four times the Graphis Silver Award (New York), among others distinctions. Likewise, she has been selected by acclaimed TIME magazine for its first web3 initiative. Most of Houda Bakkali’s artworks have been awarded with prestigious international prizes for her style, technique and strong commitment to the empowerment of women and LGTBIQ+ community.

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