Lahlou doesn’t restrict himself to any specific material or medium. He creates photographs, sculptures, installations, videos and performances. Born between different cultures (Moroccan-French), he is alert to all kinds of fundamentalism and questions different types of prevailing ideas, mainly on femininity-masculinity and Islam-Christianity. He uses rather trivial and – for a twentieth-century artist – traditional objects and symbols which he combines in a totally different context. This way he obtains very ambiguous but fascinating results.
Mehdi-Georges Lahlou’s installations and performances are all about crossing limits, cultural and religious boundaries and literally challenging his physical limits… As Lahlou grew up in a mixed religious environment (with one parent Muslim and the other Christian), he experienced our multicultural and multiform society in his daily life. This is reflected in his work in a humorous, intelligent kind of way. (Karen Renders)