MOST RECENTLY, MY PAINTING, 'THE NOBLE AFRICAN`, WAS SELECTED FROM THOUSANDS OF ENTRIES TO APPEAR ALONGSIDE THE WORKS OF SOME OF THE BEST CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT PAINTERS . I FEEL VERY HONOURED.
MY PAINTINGS HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL PRIZES INCLUDING THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS ´CONVERSATIONS´ PRIZE, AND THE COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE PRIZE.
IN 2016 I WAS SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL EMERGING ARTIST AWARD. I WAS ALSO INVITED TO EXHIBTHE ASHURST EMERGING ARTIST AWARD EXHIBITION IN LONDON
RACHID HANBALI was born in 1970 in Sidi Ifni, Morocco. He attended the School of Fine Arts in Tétouan, Morocco, and the University of Fine Arts, Granada, Spain. He regards Spain as his second home, having spent almost half his life on the Iberian Peninsula.