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Salima El Aissaoui

                  Salima El Aissaoui is curator-in-residency in October 2017 as part of Madrassa 2017 training and residencies programme.      

MADRASSA selected participants

For the second edition of Madrassa, we have received over 70 applications from 10 different nationalities. Our selection committee composed of Berit Schuck (MASS Alexandria), Victoria Dabdoub and Noura Al Khasawneh (Spring Sessions), Yasmina Reggad (aria), Léa Morin and Mohamed Fariji (Atelier de l’Observatoire) selected 10 candidates to take part in the programme. As announced […]

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: MADRASSA 2017 programme of curatorial research and practice in contemporary art

Madrassa is a programme of curatorial research and practice in contemporary art. Madrassa supports innovative, independent curatorial practices that look beyond the dominant dynamics and modes of production, and seek to render art more accessible to all. It explores socially engaged visual arts practices, promotes collaborative projects and rich transnational exchange, and offers a platform […]

Selected artists for Boda Boda Lounge Project 2016

aria (artist residency in algiers) together with our partner Espace d’art contemporain – Espaco and Boda Boda Lounge host venues across Africa are thrilled to announce the list of selected artists who will screen their works  in 16 cities of the African continent between 18 and 20 November 2016. List of artists selected through the open […]

Call for submission for Boda Boda Lounge Project 2016

aria (artist residency in algiers) is thrilled to announce its participation in Boda Boda Lounge Project, a video screening programme which will take place simultaneously across several African cities on 18-19-20 November 2016. aria will host the first edition of Boda Boda Lounge in Algiers in partnership with Espace d’art contemporain – Espaco on 18th November. […]

Workshop led by L’atelier de l’observatoire at ENSBA

January-February 2016, École National Supérieure d’Alger THE COLLECTIVE MUSEUM – Algiers   The Atelier de l’obeservatoire founder and artist Mohamed Fariji seeks to extend his project The Collective Museum to Algiers through an intensive workshop bringing together architects, students, artists, activists and citizens of Algiers for eight work sessions (twice weekly for four weeks) dedicated to […]

L’atelier de l’observatoire

To respond to the local need for new production structures in Morocco, Mohamed Fariji created L’atelier de l’observatoire in 2011 (www.atelierobservatoire.com), located in a rural area near Casablanca. L’atelier de l’observatoire fosters relations between artists, researchers and the general public, nationally and internationally, in close partnership with social actors and local communities. It works at […]

Abdelkader Benchamma

Abdelkader Benchamma lives and works in Montpellier and Paris, France. Abdelkader Benchamma imposes constraints upon his process to create delicately executed and dynamic drawings of states of matter. Events explode off the page and are animated by fusing graphic techniques from printing, engraving, landscape and scientific drawing. In his scenes he reveals the purity and […]

workshop led by Abdelkader Benchamma at ENSBA

Novembre 2015, École National Supérieure d’Alger   Abdelkader Benchamma, Le Rayon Bleu series, 2015 Kader Benchamma propose un atelier de recherches, de creation et production axé sur le médium du dessin, la pluralité de ses possibilités, les liens qu’il crée avec les autres médiums ainsi que la manière d’exposer le dessin aujourd’hui. Plusieurs phrases de […]

Bouchra Khalili

Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-French artist. Born in Casablanca, she later studied Film at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Visual Arts at the École Nationale d’Arts de Paris-Clergy. She lives and works in Berlin and Oslo. Working with film, video, installations, photography, and prints, Khalili’s practice articulates language, subjectivity, orality and geographical explorations. Each of her projects […]