In partnership with aria, this one-month residency in Barcelona continues Nouha Ben Yebdri’s initial curatorial research in Algiers that will culminate with a presentation at Mahal Art Space in Tangier, an art institution founded by Ben Yebdri.
Nouha Ben Yebdri is an independent curator and researcher based in Tangier. Since November 2016, she is the founder and artistic director of Mahal, an interdisciplinary art space for research on contemporary practices in Tangier. Her research is based in contemporary art studies, focalised in the artistic practices in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Through History, postcolonialism and identity studies, the influence of new media in the contemporary lifestyle, and the recent political movements that occurred differently in this three countries, she analyses their links and the influence they have had in their artistic evolution since the 20th Century to these days, in order to create a theoretical and critical framework. Nouha Ben Yebdri is also a member of Madrassa, a curatorial collective that envisions exhibition making as a research and critical endeavour, by experimenting and investigating collective practices and transborder collaborations. https://www.facebook.com/mahalartspace/
BAR project is a curator-run organisation supporting local and international artists and curators and promoting trans-disciplinary dialogue, hospitality, collaboration and exchange. Through a public program of international residencies, screening programs, pedagogical formats (BAR TOOL and BAR module), encounters and collaborations related to a leading topic, BAR’s curatorial practice aims to highlight relevant subjects in the current political, social and economic paradigm. BAR project is initiated in 2013 by Andrea Rodríguez Novoa, Veronica Valentini and Juan Canela.