The artist Houda Bakkali, has exhibited her artwork in the first edition of Artshopping in Biarritz. This was one of the most prestigious international contemporary art fair in France and was developed at the emblematic Barrière Casino.
Houda Bakkali was one of the most demanding artists from the public and local galleries. She showed her vision of a colourful world, and she surprised the visitors with the artwork “The flowers of good luck”, one of her first works dating from 2008. Likewise, she conquered visitors with her illustration “Transgression”, a tribute to the power and freedom of women who have obtained different international awards, among them the prestigious American Illustration 38 (New York, 2019)
According to the press release of the organisation, “this first edition of ArtShopping in Biarritz has confirmed the enthusiasm of the regional public with both public and commercial success. More than 11,000 visitors attended to discover the 70 artists and art galleries gathered for this edition.
If the main objective of the fair is to be a ‘Talent Revealer’ by offering a new territory of regional expression to gallery owners and collectors, ArtShopping has also embarked on embodying its cultural ambition, through solo exhibitions -show and the honour of artists from the region.
In Biarritz, visitors highlighted a delightful, high-quality edition of high-end presentations featuring remarkable, astonishing and committed works, many of which were accessible in terms of price.”
“ART Shopping goes beyond its primary purpose, contributing to the access of contemporary art to art lovers and collectors all over France. The fair, through the quality of the exhibited works, the participating gallery owners and its artists, embodies a real dialogue between the different audiences of the art market, “says Myriam Annonay-Castanet, director of ArtShopping,” for over ten years, ART Shopping is the main showcase of contemporary art accessible and friendly. It is a unique source of information on artists, trends, galleries, institutions that contribute to the rise of art in France at the national and regional levels. Our desire is to always be in line with developments in the art market; our passion is to nurture a dialogue that begins with art.”
The success of ArtShopping goes far beyond the generally satisfactory record of sales and record attendance. The fair is emerging in the region as the new concept of accessible art, says the official press release.
Houda Bakkali is a visual artist and digital illustrator based in Spain. She has exhibited in Paris, Madrid, Cannes, Barcelona…, and her work, techniques and creative process have been recognised by different institutions and by various international magazines. Houda is expert in digital communication and online marketing, with more than ten years of experience in the sector. Likewise, she worked in print, digital books, video art and graphic publishing, one of her great passions.
She has been internationally recognized by art magazines, institutions and with different awards, including the Graphis Silver Award in New York, Annual Advertising 2019 and Graphis Silver Award Annual Poster 2020 in New York, the New Talent Award of the International Festival Artistes du Monde in Cannes 2018, the Excellence Award of the Circle Foundation For The Arts (Lyon, France 2019), the Honorable Mention of the Circle Foundation For The Arts (Lyon, France 2019) the Distinguished Artist by ArtAscent International Magazine in Canada, among other prizes and mentions.
Houda Bakkali – Email: hi [at] hbakkali.es