JOEL SOROKA GALLERY | FINE ART VINTAGE AND CONTEMPORARY
PHOTOGRAPHY IN ASPEN SINCE 1993
Lalla Essaydi




SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS/TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Boston, Massachusetts:
        Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting and Photography (2003)
SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, Massachusetts:
        Diploma in Photography and Installation (1999)
TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medford, Massachusetts:
        Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); FOCUS Women and Art - May, 1999
LíECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS, Paris, France:
        Curriculum in Painting and in Continuing Education (1990-1994)
        Certificate in Drawing; The Model" (1994)
        Certificate in Painting; "The Portrait" (1994)




Oumaima Soobarah Painting (2 1/2 years)
Raveti Kapoor Basic Art Techniques (1 1/2 years)
Garrett Gabrielson Painting and Drawing (1 year)



2002 to 2003        SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston,
                               Massachusetts: Instructor painting




Aftermath, The 25th Alexandria Biennial for Mediterranean Countries, representing
        Morocco (Dec 17, 2009)
Lalla Essaydi: Femmes du Maroc, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park,
        Massachusetts, Joyce and Edward Linde Gallery (Sep 26, 2009-Jan 3, 2010)
Les Femmes du Maroc, 2009, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
        (May 1 June 20, 2009)
Converging Territories & Les Femmes du Maroc, Sultan Gallery, Sabhan, Kuwait
        (January 20 February 5, 2009)
Crossroads, Waterhouse & Dodd, London, UK
        (October 13 - 25, 2008)
Les Femmes du Maroc, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston TX
        (March 7, 2008)
Les Femmes du Maroc, Edwyn Houk Gallery, New York
        (September 28 to November 21, 2007)
Converging Territories, The New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT
        (August- October 2006)
Converging Territories, Joel Soroka Gallery, Aspen, CO
        (July to Sept, 2006)
Transgressions, painting show, Williams College Museum, Williamstown, MA
        (January 13 to April, 2006)
Converging Territories, Jackson Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
        (January 6 to February 5, 2006)
Converging Territories, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
        (December 1 to December 31).
Converging Territories Columbus Museum of Art, OH
        (July 17  December 04, 2005)
Embodiments, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
        (June 11 July 23, 2005)
Converging Territories, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
        (March 18 April 19, 2005)
Converging Territories, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
        (January 4 Mars 20, 2005)
Threshold, Mario Diacono, Ars Libri, Boston, MA
        (September 10 to October 6, 2004)
Behind Closed Doors The Lives of Women in Moroccoî, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
        (March 5 to April 24, 2004)
Converging Territories, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
        (September 4 -September 30, 2003).
Lalla A. Essaydi, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
        (December 2 to October, 2001)
Lalla A. Essaydi, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
        (2001)



Transitions. Painting at the (other) End of Art, The Moramotti collection of contemporary art, Emilia, Italy
        (May 24-October 31, 2009)
Decoding Identity: I Do It for My People, Museum of The African Diaspora
        (January 23-March 8, 2009)
Timbuktu to Cape Town, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
        (December 3-March 22, 2009)
Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, San Diego Museum of Art
        (January 31-June 3, 2009)
The Hood Museum of Art
        (March 28-August 3, 2008)
Far From Home, North Carolina Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
        (Feb 17 to July 13, 2008)
Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children
        DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
        (February 2 to April 27, 2008)
Contemporary, Cool and Collected, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
        (October 20 to December 30, 2007)
The Silk Road and Beyond: Trade, Travel, and Transformation,
        Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
        (September 30, 2006 to April 1, 2007
Images of the Middle East, ìIdentity in the Process of Change
        Denmark Danish Center for Culture and Development (DCCD)
        (Summer /Fall, 2006)
NAZAR, IFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
        (January 2006 to March 2006 )
NAZAR, The IFA Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
        (November 2005 to January 2006)
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self,
        Museum of Photographic ARTS, San Diego, CA
        (October 1 December 31, 2005)
The Painted Word, Lafayette College, Williams Center for the Arts Museum, PA
        (October 28 to December 18, 2005)
NAZAR Aperture Foundation, Chelsea, New York
        (September 8, 2005)
NAZAR, Langhans Gallery, Prague, Check Republic
        (May 25 to July 31, 2005)
Surface, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
        (May 5 to June 30, 2005)
The 2005 DeCordova Museum Annual Exhibitions, Lincoln, MA
        (April 30 to July 31, 2005)
NAZAR, Houston Fotofestival, Houston, TX
        (March 15 to 15 June, 2005)
Rewind/Re-Cast/Review, The Ramapo College Art Galleries, Mahwah, NJ
        (February 15 to March 18, 2005)
In the Company of Women, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
        (October 30 April 17, 2005)
About Face: Photographic Portraits from the Collection
        Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
        (October 9, 2004 to January 16, 2005)
8th INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY GATHERING, Le Pont Gallery, Aleppo, Syria
        (September 24th to October 9th, 2004)
NAZAR: Photographs from the Arab World,” New York, NY
        (September 8 to November 3, 2005)
Noorderlicht 2005 Photographic Festival, Fries Museum: Through Arab eyes
        Leewarden, Netherlands
        (5 September to January 30, 2005)
Some of Their Parts Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
        (July 15 to September 4, 2004).
The Melting: An Evolution of American Culture.
        Rockefeller Art Center Department of Visual Arts and New Media
        Fredonia, (February 13 to March 14, 2004)
Sustaining Vision 8th Annual Photography Competition Exhibition
        Juror: Ann Wilkes Tucker
        Photography Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
        (August 1 September to 28, 2003)
Young Photography: Multiple Expressions, Nation's Top Graduate Photography
        Visual Studies Workshop Galleries I Projects
        Rochester, NY
        (July 07 to July 31, 2003)
Young Photography: Multiple Expressions National Graduate Seminar
        Fellows show, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
        (March 27 to April 19, 2003)
Images As Projections: Work by The National Graduate Seminar Fellows
        Warren Robbins Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
        (February 7 to 21, 2003)
Sheherazade: Risking the Passage, Annual Juried Group Show
        The El Colegio Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art, Minneapolis, MN
        (February 12 to April 12, 2003)
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Koppelman Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center Tuft University,
        Medford. (January 16 to February 2,2003).
        Group Photography Show, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
        (January 16 to February 16, 2003)
Young Photography: Multiple Expressions: National Graduate Fellows Show,
        School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
        (January 16 to February 16, 2003)
A Polish Princess In America, Private Collection of Princess Sophia Solar
        Michalski. McQuade Library Art Gallery
        Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
        (December 4, 2002 to January 29, 2003)
The Projected Image: Visual to Political, National Graduate Seminar Fellows,
        J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
        (October 21 to November 02, 2002)
Silence and Invisibility, Two Persons Photography Exhibition
        Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
        (October 18 to November 18, 2002).
Regarding Beauty, Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Deborah Willis,
        West Gallery, Texas Womenís University, Denton, TX
        (August 1 to September 30, 2002)
2002 NationalGraduate Seminar Fellows Exhibition LeRoy Neiman Gallery,
        Columbia University, New York, NY (June 2002)
        Exposure, Two person Photography exhibition, (with Luis Gonzales Palma)
        Rockford Art Gallery, Rockford IL
        (September, 2002)
Almost Home, Group show, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
        (June September, 2002)
Group Photography Show, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
        (October 2001 to April 2002)
Input Output, Three Women Painting show
        Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
        (2002)
Annual Juried Painting Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
        (2001)
Two Women, Group Photography Show with Magdalena Compos- Ponds
        Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
        (May, 2000)
Invitational Show, Karsh Photography Exhibition, MFA
        (Spring 2002)
Annual Juried Painting Exhibition, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
        (2000)
Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
        (2000)
Group Juried Photography Show, WGBH, Boston, MA
        (2000)
The Boit, Grossman Gallery, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
        (2002)
WBZTV Show, WBZTV Gallery, Boston, MA
        (2000)




Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspective of Children, catalogue for the Decordova
Museum and Sculpture Park, 2008
A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum. 4th edition, 2008. p. 581
The New Yorker Magazine, November 29, 2007
The New York Times, December 31, 2006
The New York Times, October 21, 2005
Harvard College Expository Writing Program, cover of annual magazine, 2005
Brookline: Adult & Community Education, magazine cover, 2005
Photo District News, Photo Annual 2005, May 2005
Aperture, Photography Magazine, January 2005 issue
NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Issue 20, November 2004
NAZAR: Photography from the Arab World, Catalogue, Aurora Borelis 2004
SHEHERAZADE RISKING THE PASSAGE, Contemporary Art By Muslim Women
Catalogue, February 12, 2003
Shots Magazine, Shots 80, The Photographs, June 2003 Issue




The Neuberger Museum of Art, New York
The Sweet Briar College Pannell Art Gallery, Virginia
The Williams College Museum of Art
The Chicago Art Institute
The Kodak Museum
The Fries Museum, The Netherlands
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Columbus Museum of Art
The Kresge Art Museum, Michigan
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
The Colorado Museum of Art, Colorado
The Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Virginia


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