RESUME

Born in Morocco in 1964, Belgian National
New Zealand Citizen, Mauritian Resident

1992: Bishofsheim Academy - Painting - Brussels, Belgium
1993: Mool Private Studio - Techniques of colour and water painting Luxembourg, Luxembourg
1994: La Cambre - Modern Art College - Drawing - Brussels, Belgium
1994: School for Plastic and Visual Arts, Painting - Mons, Belgium
1995-1996: St Gilles Academy – Drawing - Brussels, Belgium
1997-2004: New Zealand Institute of Business Studies - Illustration & Cartooning - Auckland, NZ.
Graduated with Distinction.
1995-1998: Apprenticeship with the Professor of Chinese Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai, Gao Xu Yong, Conceptual Art - Shanghai - China, Belgium & N.Z.

2017:
- Founder of the God Stuff Art Space – South Melbourne – Victoria
- Solo Exhibition, Laurent Gallery - South Melbourne – Victoria
2016:
- Solo Exhibition, Moonee Ponds – Incinerator Gallry – Moonee Ponds – Victoria
2015:
- International Feature Artist - Emerging Art Exhibition - Hogan Gallery - Collingwood – Victoria
- Supervisor (Contemporary Art Teacher) – GodStuff Art program – South Melbourne – Victoria
- Inaugural President of GodStuff Art Space – South Melbourne - Victoria
2014:
- Art Exhibition - Between Dreams and Reality - Ormond Museum of Art- Ormond - USA
- 2nd Place Award (Mixed Media)- Washingon Square Outdoor Art Exhibition - Greenwhich Village- NYC - USA
- Most Wearable Award - Deland Art Museum Wearable Art Exhibition - Deland- USA
- Contemporary Art Teacher - Daytona Art League – Daytona Beach - Florida – USA
- Creation and presentation of 'Four Steps to Abstract' workshop - Daytona Art League- Florida - USA
- Presentation of Abstract Expresionism Tutorial for Beaux Art - Daytona Art League- Florida - USA
- Award of Commendation- IMAGES Art Festival - NSB- Florida - USA
- New Artist Exhibition 2014- Arts on Douglas Gallery - NSB - Florida - USA
- Release of LAURENT MODERN ART Book - Orlando - Florida - USA
2013:
- Best In Show Award- Art in the Park - Ormond Beach- Florida - USA
- Contemporary Art Teacher - Daytona Art League – Daytona Beach - Florida – USA
- Destinction Award- Art League of Daytona, Figuratively Speaking Exhibition - Daytona- Florida - USA
- Permanent Exhibition of paintings, "Margaret River Gallery" - Australia
- 4th Annual Juried Show – Florida Museum for Women Artists – DeLand – USA
- Judges Choice Award – Daytona Art League Members Showcase - Florida – USA
2012:
- Bulles Divines Cartoon Competition - First prize - Biarritz - France
- Volunteer Art Councellor and Mentor at Reworks - Austin - USA
- Weekly Publication of God's Stuff Cartoons in THE INDEPENDENT newspaper, Port Louis - Mauritius
- Regular Publication of Dieu Kiladi Cartoons in LE CODAGE newspaper - Mauritius
2011:
- Guest, (Autheur en dedicate) International Festival of Cartoons, Angouleme - France
- Guest, (Autheur en dedicate), Saint Denis - Reunion Island
- Weekly Publication of God's Stuff Cartoons in THE INDEPENDENT newspaper, Port Louis - Mauritius
- Bi-Monthly Pubilcation of Dieu Kiladi Cartoons in TOURNESOL magazine - Europe
- Launching of God's Stuff Volume 3, Black River - Mauritius
- Launching of Sigareth Version 3, Black River - Mauritius
- Solo Exhibition, Vanilla Bean Lounge, Black River - Mauritius
2010:
- Organisation of "Life" art exhibition, Black River - Mauritius
- Opening of Art De Vivre II art studio, Black River - Mauritius
- Launching of "Sigareth" cartoon book for African market with Veronique Leclesio and ViSa organisation, Port Louis - Mauritius
- Mission trip - Chinese ink under the Boab Tree, Sena Village - Mozambique
- Solo Painting Exhibition (with sculptor Timothy Edmunds) Imaaya Gallery, Grand Bay - Mauritius
- Creation of African Version of anti-tobacco awareness cartoon book - "Sigareth" - with Veronique Leclesio and ViSa organisation - Mauritius
- Acted in and voice characterisation for tv programme based on "Sigareth" book - Mauritius
- TV interview on art program MBC 1 - "Regarts" - Mauritius
2009:
- Guest, (Autheur en dedicate and Conference Speaker) “International Cartoon Festival” - Algeria
- Publication and Distribution of DIEU KILADI cartoon book in France and Switzerland by Edition Olivetan
- Creation of anti-tobacco awareness cartoon book - "Sigareth" - Sponsored by American Cancer Society - Mauritius
- Creation of 8 meter installation for, "Association Rhizome Exhibition" - Mauritius
- Collective exhibition, "IBL Gallery" - Port Louis - Mauritius
- Guest, (Author en dedication) "Paris Book Fair" - France
- TV interview on art program MBC1 - "Regarts" - Mauritius
- Permanent Exhibition of paintings, "Margaret River Gallery" - Australia
2008:
- Launching of Dieu Kiladi book by Arch Bishop Ian Earnest- "Alliance Francaise" - Mauritius
- Opened ART DE VIVRE Studio with weekly Life Drawing sessions, Mahebourg - Mauritius
- Permanent display of paintings, "Margaret River Gallery"- Margaret River - Australia
- Solo Exhibition of paintings and original cartoons, "Alliance Francaise" - Mauritius
- Documentary, "How to Create a Cartoon Strip" - "College of the Air Productions" - Mauritius
2007:
- Weekly publication of “God’s Stuff” cartoon strip - "L'Express" - National - Mauritius
- Permanent display of paintings, "Margaret River Gallery"- Margaret River - Australia
- Publishing of “God’s Stuff Cartoons Book” By Stirling Stream (Mauritius) Ltd. Mauritius, Australia
- First Launching of “God’s Stuff Cartoons Book” Gallows Gallery, Perth, Australia
- Second Launching of “God’s Stuff Cartoons Book” Catholic Pastoral Centre, (Hosted by THE RECORD Newspaper) Perth, Australia
- Press Release of “God’s Stuff Cartoons Book” Australian Consulate, Florial, Mauritius
2006:
- Trio Art Exhibition, "THREE VISIONS" , Orikawa Gallery, Osaka - Japan
- Collective Cartoon exhibition, "Annual Little Creature Exhibition", Fremantle - Australia
- Weekly publication of “God’s Stuff” cartoon strip - "The Sunday Times" Chillout! - Australia
- Bi-Monthly publication of “God’s Stuff” cartoon strip, "The Record's Discovery Magazine" - Australia
- Bi-Monthly publication of “God’s Stuff” cartoon strip - "The Gate" Newspaper - Claremont - Australia
- Bi-Monthly publication of “God’s Stuff” cartoon strip "Vers 1" - Germany
- Presented Cartoon Workshops - Methodist Ladies College - Claremont - Australia
- Collective Art Exhibition- Gallows Gallery - Mosman Park - Australia
- Presented “CREATIVE EXPRESSION” Workshop - Kalbarri - Australia
2005:
- Weekly publication of “God’s Stuff” cartoon strip - “The Sunday Times”-Chillout! - WA - Australia
- 2nd Place Award, “Comix35” International Cartoon exhibition, - USA
- Presented Cartoon workshops, St Mary International School Tokyo - JAPAN
- Collective Art Exhibition - City of Wannaroo Civic Centre - Wannaroo - Australia
- Solo & Collective Art Exhibition - Gallows Gallery- Mosman Park, Australia
2004:
- Collective Art Exhibition - Artitude 2004 & 2003 Burswood Casino- Burswood - Australia
- Collective Art Exhibition - Mandorla Art Award - Moores Building - Fremantle - Australia
- Collective Art Exhibition - Art Gallery of Monastery of New Norcia - NEW NORCIA - Australia
- Commission Art work- Front Cover - "The Record Discovery Magazine" - Australia
2003:
- Bi monthly publication of “God’s Stuff” Cartoon - "The Record Discovery Magazine" - Australia
2003/'02/'01:
- Collective Cartoon Exhibition – Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle - Australia
- Collective Art Exhibition - Town of Mosman Park Exhibition & Art Award Perth - Australia
Before 2001:
- Participated in various collective Art Exhibition - New Zealand, Belgium, Luxembourg

2013:
- Best In Show Award - Ormond Beach - Florida - USA
2012:
- Bulles Divines - First prize - Biarritz - France
2005:
- International Cartoon Exhibition - COMIX35 - Second prize - USA
2003:
- Art Award Exhibition - First Prize - Mosman Park - Australia