Khalil Nemmaoui was born in 1967 in Morocco and lives and works between Casablanca and Paris. He followed scientific studies in Morocco and France. After publishing his first images in 1993, he decided to devote himself entirely to photography. He held his first exhibition in 1997. After a short period of classic humanist portraiture, he returned after a time of absence from Morocco to landscape photography with the series 'La Maison de l'Arbre (The House of the Tree)'. The series was nominated for the Prix Pictet 2010 and won the prize of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie at the 2011 Rencontres de Bamako. Nemmaoui has participated in several solo and collective exhibitions in Morocco and Europe. He had several artistic residencies, including the Cité des Arts in Paris in 2011.