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The Biennale Internationale de Casablanca welcomes applications from professional artists to take part in its 5th edition that will take place from 24 September to 1 November 2020.

The Biennale will particularly be interested in works dealing with the written sign, word, text, literature, and by extension, language including vernaculars and relations to colonial linguistic legacies in Africa and beyond.

4th International Biennale of Casablanca, 2018.4th International Biennale of Casablanca, 2018.

The notion of communication will also be addressed through its means and media: from orality to writing and codes; the transmission of narratives: be they customary, historical or contemporary; dialogue, notably dialogic spaces and how location informs, expands or limits the sort of conversations or the expression of ideas that art practitioners may share between themselves, and with the public.

The 5th Biennale Internationale de Casablanca is developed under the artistic direction of Christine Eyene. Preparations have started off with plans for an incubation programme at the biennale’s workspaces that will accommodate experimental projects, workshops and consultation meetings from April 2019 to the summer of 2020.

All art forms will be considered, from text-based practices to painting, printing, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, sound art and new media. We also welcome participatory projects that involve local communities.

Artists may propose existing work so long that it has not been exhibited at any Moroccan Biennale, or new work proposals to be realised at our studios/residencies in Casablanca and/or Ifitry (Essaouira region).

Visit www.biennalecasablanca.org to apply.

Application deadline: 31 March 2019

The selected artists will be contacted by May 2019

The details on the conditions of participation of the artists will be specified after confirmation of the new partnerships developed by the Biennale.

The first selection of artists will be announced in September 2019.

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