Født 1956 i Marokko, bor og arbejder i Holland. Uddannet "Ecole des Beaux Arts" i Casablance - Marokko, 1975-1978, siden studeret på "Academy for Arts and Industry" i byen Enschede - Holland fra 1979 til 1983.
Nour-Eddine Jarram, (Casablanca, born 1956), studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Casablanca, and AKI in Enschede. He won several grants, among which the Royal Prize for Painting in 1988. His work is part of many collections. From 1984 to 1993, Jarram`s work was represented by Galerie The Living Room in Amsterdam. Nowadays, he is represented by Witteveen Visual Art Center in Amsterdam and Galerie Maurits van de Laar in The Hague.
In Nour-Eddine Jarram`s work, his original culture, (the Moroccan), functions as a centinuous starting point. In his drawings and paintings he plays with the rules of Islamic culture, which forbids the actual depiction of man. This leads to silhouettes that nevertheless clearly refer to human beings, often plaed in surreal landscaps full of ornaments and architectural shapes. Not only the composition seems atypically Dutch, also his layered use of color is striking.
Especially in the last few years, figuration plays an increasing role in Jarram`s work. This is a remarkable development, since his Arabic background is focused on word instead of image. To bridge this gap, he aims for a connection with western Christian culture, which is richer imagery. Jarram "lends" these images to internalize them, and to make his personal story accessible. Moreover, it`s an attempt to claim his own position within the mainly western oriented art history.