24.09.19 – 18.12.19
A moment before the world,
International Biennale of Rabat, Morocco.
Curated by Abdelkader Damani.
An Instant before the World’ The theme of the inaugural Rabat Biennale is ‘An Instant before the World’ and will explore artistic practices and art history from the perspective of the Global South taking the city of Rabat – which was appointed “City of light” and cultural capital of Morocco – as its starting point. This inaugural biennale will create a dialogue across artistic disciplines from the visual arts and architecture to dance and performance and seeks to tease out some of the complexities related to the urgent need for creativity by examining the reasons, revolts, and decisive moments that drive artists to take action and contribute to the making of history.
Carried by committed women and men, the Biennale is conceived as a possible inventory of the world of tomorrow and shaped as an archipelago, including the international exhibition and a tryptic of ‘cartes blanches’. In addition, a program of performances and a cultural program will take place throughout the Biennale.
For the first edition of the Biennale, the National Foundation of Museums will organize a focus on Urban Art.
The international exhibition, dedicated entirely to women artists, is set across significant cultural sites in Rabat. It brings together 63 artists and artist collectives, from 27 different nationalities and disciplines.
List of the artists:
Rand ABDUL JABBAR (Iraq), Etel ADNAN (Lebanon), Amina AGUEZNAY (Morocco), Rita ALAOUI (Morocco), Diana AL HADID (Syria), Lara ALMARCEGUI (Spain), Ghada AMER (Egypt), Dana AWARTANI (Palestine), Ila BEKA & Louise LEMOINE (France), Amina BENBOUCHTA (Morocco), Nadia BENBOUTA (Algeria), Bahia BENCHEIKH-EL-FEGOUN (Algeria), Deborah BENZAQUEN (Morocco), Tatiana BILBAO (Mexico), BLACK SQUARE (Italy), Zulikha BOUABDELLAH (France-Algeria), Halida BOUGHRIET (France-Algeria), Candice BREITZ (South Africa), CELLE QUI MANQUE (Algeria), Hania CHABANE (Algeria), Clémentine CHALENÇON (France), Hejer CHARF (Tunisia- Canada), Séverine CHAVRIER (France), Katharina CIBULKA (Austria), DAAR – Sandi HILAL & Alessandro PETTI – (Palestine), Habiba DJAHNINE (Algeria), EMOUVANCE DES EMOUVANTS (Tunisia), Safaa ERRUAS (Morocco), FEMINIST ARCHITECTURE COLLABORATIVE ( United States), Sara FAVRIAU (France), Tala HADID (Morocco), Zaha HADID (Iraq), Clarisse HAHN (France), Milhumbe HAIMBE (Zambia), Mona HATOUM (Palestine), Mouna JEMAL SIALA (Tunisia), Oum KALTHOUM (Egypt), Katia KAMELI (France-Algeria), Amal KENAWY (Egypt), Majida KHATTARI (Morocco), Lucia KOCH (Brazil), Marcia KURE (Nigeria), Brigitte MAHLKNECHT (Austria), María MALLO (Spain), Natasha MEGARD (France), MANTHEY KULA (Norway), Lucy MCRAE (United Kingdom), Naziha MESTAOUI (Belgium), Julie NIOCHE (France), Adjaratou OUEDRAOGO (Burkina Faso), Bouchra OUIZGUEN (Morocco), Amina REZKI (Morocco), Anila RUBIKU (Albania), Judith SAUPPER (Austria), Bea SCHLINGELHOFF (Germany), Zahra SEBTI (Morocco), Katrín SIGURDARDÓTTIR ( Iceland), Giovanna SILVA (Italy), Amy SOW (Mauritania), TAKK – Mireia LUZÁRRAGA & Alejandro MUIÑO – (Spain), Fella TAMZALI TAHARI (Algeria), Khadija TNANA (Morocco), Ikram Kabbaj (Morocco).