Safaa Erruas uses materials connected to Moroccan dressmaking traditions for the basis of her sculptures, installations and public works. Cotton, gauze, tissue paper, pins and razors are assembled and reconfigured in abstractions that are at times piercingly violent, and others, intimate and fragile. Erruas’ body of work is marked by a ubiquitous use of white that conveys absence and acts as a neutral site for transformation.
Erruas is a member of the Collectif 212, a collective of contemporary Moroccan artists. Her work has been featured in the 12th Havana Biennial (2015); 25th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries, Egypt (2010); and Dak’Art – Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar (2002 and 2006). Earruas’ recent exhibitions include Do it in Arabic, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; Lucy’s Iris, MUSAC, Leon and Volumes fugitifs, Museum MMVI, Rabat (2016).