Mous Lamrabat (MA/BE)


01 March - 24 March
"Mous Lamrabat

Image: Mous Lamrabat, Mashallah with extra cheese, 2021. Courtesy Loft Art Gallery.

A cross-cultural celebration of colour and joy.


01 March - 24 March


Fed Square [i]
Federation Square, Melbourne
24 hrs


Social Futures


Wheelchair access



Moroccan-Belgian photographer Mous Lamrabat shapes a parallel universe, filtering his own multicultural brand through humour, empathy, and irreverence. Lamrabat subverts North African stereotypes, expertly layering Western brands and pop culture with symbols from his Euro-Afro heritage and faith. The result? Pure joy. Colour, audacity, and clever mise en scène define his work, with a positive energy that is as irresistible as it is provocative.

Born in an Amazigh village in the north of Morocco, Mous Lamrabat grew up in Belgium, where he remembers feeling different, and this “otherness” has fuelled his photographic vision. A trip to Morocco hit him, like a flash of warm southern light, revealing his inner voice: “It was there, standing right in front of me”. He began to build his own supercharged universe, where nothing is off-limits and everyone is invited to the mix. The characters that emerge from his work go wherever they choose to go, be whoever they choose to be.

Lamrabat take us on an exotic journey, sharing his world, where imagination runs wild. With his cross-cultural mind and non-binary view of the world and our place in it, Lamrabat breaks down barriers and spreads his doctrine of inclusivity and diversity.

Curated by PHOTO Australia Presented in partnership with the City of Melbourne Supported by Fed Square

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March