Marc Eliany


2003    Michele Villeneuve Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada                                                        
Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

2002    Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel (exhibition, reading of play Resadeira, lecture)
Auberge des Arts, Montpellier, Quebec (ongoing exhibition)
Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Canada (Lands within me)
COAT, open studio, part of central Ottawa artists tour

2001    Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Canada (Lands within me)
Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (part of fund raising event)
Recycl'art, Argenteuil, Quebec
Beaver College Fine Art Gallery

2000    Museum Gallery, Safed Artist Colony, Israel
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA      

1999    Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada (part of Artists Against Violence Exhibition)
Collected Works, Ottawa, Canada (part of NOK, African Artists Exhibition)
Parliament of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (Artist Against Racism Exhibition)

1998 CCIBB, Paris, France

1997    Enriched Bread Artists Gallery, Ottawa, Canada in collaboration with
Art on Preston Street and the Association of Preston Street Merchants and the Vendemia
Zürich Kosmos Galerie, Vienna, Austria (sponsored by Zürich Insurance Europe)               

1996    Kasbah, Ottawa, Canada (part of art in living spaces)

1995    67th annuel competition, The art association of Harrisburg Gallery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania     

1994    29th International competition, The Fine Arts Institute, San Bernardino, County Museum, California
Alvan G. and Carol J. Lampke prize,  New Heaven, Connecticut.
Hilton, Vienna, Austria (sponsored by the Embassy of Morocco)
Galerie in der Sterngasse, Vienna, Austria
Palais Clam Gallas, Vienna (sponsored by the Embassies of Morocco and France)
Galerie Karl Strobl, Vienna, Austria (sponsored by the Afro-Asian Institute)

1985     Conference Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
Carlton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   

1980   JCC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1979     Fine things Gallery, Fournier, Ontario                          

Community Art projects

1979                Established the Fine Things Gallery in Fournier, Ontario, a rural artists collaboration project in Prescott Russell, East of Ottawa

1980-1981       Contributed to Big Brothers Annual Art auction, Ottawa, Canada

1996-1997       Initiated Art on Preston Street in collaboration with the Preston Street Merchants association and the Vendemia Week, Ottawa, Canada

1997-1999             contributed to the development of NOK, African Artist Association,

                        Ottawa, Canada, acted as Secretary of the Association

1997-2000       Contributed and led the development of “Crazy About Art” in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ottawa, Canada. “Crazy About Art” is an ongoing art therapy program based in Ottawa and managed by CMHA.

1997-2000       Contributed to United Way and CCOC art for fund raising development project

1997-2000             Contributed to Artists Against Racism, Ottawa, Canada

1998                                Contributed to Artists against Violence, Ottawa, Canada

2001-2002             Contributed to Lands within Me, artists from Arab Lands established in Canada

1980-2002       ongoing community project documenting Jewish Life in an Arab Land    (Morocco) in painting, writing, research, photography and video (see website for more publications and related exhibits).

2000-2002       Contributed to a round table committee for art development in la Petite Nation Region, North East of Ottawa. Contributed to a round table committee on the use of art for development of tourism in la Petite Nation Region, North East of Ottawa.

2002                                Invited artist to Ben Gurion University, inaugurated “The Last Jews of Ifrikia” exhibition, launched a reading of the play “Rezadeira” and delivered a lecture on the documentation of Jewish community life in Morocco.

2003                                Invited to Auckland, New Zealand to exhibit and deliver two lectures:

                        “Artistic creation and the Moroccan Jewish Diaspora” and “Burial Practices and the Fes Jewish Cemetery” two art and photography research projects. (see website for more publications and related exhibits).

2002-2003       Contributed to the Ben Zvi Diaspora Research Institute publication “The Moroccan Jewry” (Profiles of Jewish Moroccan Artists (article), Moroccan Landscapes (photos),  Jewish life in Morocco (photos)         ) (see website for more publications and related exhibits).

2000-2003             Established an artist residence program Auberge des Arts at Lake Schryer, North East of Ottawa.

2003                Contributor to COAT, Center Ottawa Art Tour.

Collections    Private collections in Canada, Austria, Israel, Danemark, Belgium, France, China.

Austria Karin Fuessl,Cecile Dujardin, Dr Nichola Wochins, Franz Maur, Chen Xi Dr Gabriele Kohlbauer, Musée Juif de Vienne,
Institut Afro-Asiatique,
Zurich Cosmos Corp.

Canada           Gillette Trickey, Johanne Trickey, Société Gama, CCOC, Robert Trepanier, Katherine Palmer, Carole Toone, Arthur and Rivka Waas, Geneviève Trickey, Steve Schreiber, Camille Zakharia, Louise Dupont, Ellen Rasnikoff, Joseph Levy, Dr. Leo Gaudet, Dr. Chantal Whelan, Lynda Bernfeld, Joseph Cohen, Mahnaz Tarkipour, Marcel Plamondon

Marocco Sa Majesté le Roi du Maroc, Hassan II, Ambassade du Maroc à Vienne, Autriche, M. El Fassi Fihri, amb. du Maroc à Vienne, M. Ben Moussa, amb. du Maroc à Vienne

Israel Nathan Acoca, Rony Acoca, Yaron Scharlitz, Simon Lahyani, Pnina Shuruk, Margalth Scharlitz, Idith Shreier, Nicole Lankri, Miriam Bouzaglo, Samy Eliany, David Eliany, Yitschak Kerem, Shoshana Gueta

Belgium Ignace et Jacqueline Dujardin

France  Philipe Levy, Hélène Kutner                                                                          

Senegal Mamadou Seck

Danemark Lars Peterson

Reviews abstracts     

"Marc Eliany touches the heroic, the power of the symbol… His painting reduces rhythms to their essential. From his native Morocco, he does not paint the concrete object but powerful symbols, a transformation of his childhood milieu… In his allegory on canvases, Marc Eliany, does not express nostalgia but a desire to repossess the doors, the walls and landscapes of his native Morocco… His work expresses his deep and colorful spirituality, and his fierce sensuality…”  a review from Gates of Welcome by Dr. Serge Ouaknine, Université du Québèc 1994

"In his exhibition 'Eroba Eroba', Marc Eliany uses colors and forms as symbols to tell a story about Europe from a non-European point of view… He expresses: hope for a better future… deception... persecutions... and he turns back to hope... Using a language of Symbolic Expressionists, this artist tells a painted tale in which he bridges between two worlds" Exerts from a review of Eroba Eroba by Dr Gabriele Kohlbauer, Vienna Jewish Museum, 1997

For full reviews see website:


A graduate in personnel management (Technion 1979), social sciences (Hebrew University of Jerusalem BA 1974, MA 1976), Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada (Doctorat 1976-1980) and University of Ottawa (Diplomes 1985). Published extensively in the area of Health Studies in Canada (1989-1996). Auto-didactic in the area of the arts, studied at the Tel Hay College of Art in Israel (1966) and the School of Art in Ottawa (1985), worked intermittently with other artists in Canada, France, Austria, Israel and Morocco.

Member of Saw Video, Art Engine, COAT Central Ottawa Artist Tour in Ottawa Canada, Recycl'Art of Quebec, CARFAC.
Involved in art and tourism initiatives in Israel and Canada.

Born March 26, 1948 in Beni Mellal, Morocco.

For detailed education and professional qualifications see life CV in


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City Studio:                199B St Andrew Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 5G5

Country Studio:          128 Montee Lafontaine, Montpellier, Quebec, J0V 1M0 1-819-428-7888