Hicham Benohoud was born in 1968 in Marrakech. He lives between Paris, Casablanca and Marrakech. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in plastic arts in 1987, he went to the regional educational center of Marrakech, in order to teach plastic arts in colleges. The teaching profession soon seemed irreconcilable with his vocation as an artist: he left teaching to go to France to join the VU gallery in Paris.
He taught photography at the Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, France. In Morocco, he is represented by the Loft Art Gallery in Casablanca. Since 1998, he has exhibited in France, notably at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Grand Palais, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. He has also exhibited at the Hayward Gallery in London, the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Mori Museum in Tokyo, the Aperture Foundation in New York, the Maison Européenne de La Photographie, the Tate Modern in London, etc. He has participated in several Biennials and International Fairs such as Photo Espanã, Paris Photo, Art Paris, the Brussels Fair, the Dakar Biennial, the Photographic Encounters of Bamako, the Pontevedra Biennial in Spain, the Thessaloniki Biennial in Greece, Landskrona Photo Festival in Sweden, etc. He was the winner of Photo Service in Arles and the “Visa pour la Création” prize awarded by Cultures France. He has to his credit two monographs “La salle de classe” and “Les lycéens par eux-mêmes” published by Editions de l’Œil in France. He has participated in numerous books on photography such as “La photographie contemporaine” published by Editions Scala, “Les 15 ans de l’agence VU” published by Editions de la Martinière, “Objectif photographie” published by Editions Autrement, “Body in contemporary art” published by Editions Thames and Hudson, etc.