Joseph Namy

Joseph Namy works between London, UK and Beirut, Lebanon Joseph Namy is an artist, educator, and composer.  He often works collaboratively, creating artworks that integrate music, video, performance, photography, installation, and radio. His practice centers primarily on identity, memory, power, and technology in music and organized sound, such as the politics and gender dynamics of […]

Nouha Ben Yebdri

                        Nouha Ben Yebdri was curator-in-residency in October 2017 and will return to Algiers in December 2017 as part of aria’s partnership with Madrassa 2015 training programme.  London-based curator and writer Ali MacGilp has been overlooking this residency as a mentor since July 2017 and will […]

Salima El Aissaoui

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

Madrassa curatorial research residencies at aria in October-December 2017

aria is pleased to partner with l’Atelier de l’observatoire within the framework of their Madrassa program of residencies, meetings and trainings in contemporary curatorial practices in the MENA region.   aria will host the following Madrassa 2017 participants in Algiers for a 10-day curatorial research residency: In October 2017: Salima El Aissaoui, Rabat-based curator, writer and […]

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 (, 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 […]