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After an interruption caused by the global pandemic, the International Biennale of Casablanca is pleased to announce the gradual resumption of its curatorial programme.

LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM: Selma Naguib (Photographer: Walid Bendraa), Patrick Nzazi Kiama, Juste Constant Onana Amougui and Jacques-Antoine Gannat.

The fifth edition remains under the artistic direction of Christine Eyene, assisted by Selma Naguib (Morocco), Patrick Nzazi Kiama (Democratic Republic of Congo/France) and Juste Constant Onana Amougui (Cameroon). Also joining the organising team is Jacques-Antoine Gannat (Morocco) who will develop the biennale’s new international partnerships.

The biennale’s activities resumed end of March with a research trip by Austrian artist Oliver Ressler who is creating a new film commissioned in collaboration with Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art. Current preparations for the new incubation programme starting in July include a participatory research workshop as part of Berlin-based artist Ali El Darsa’s new commission, an art community meeting in Casablanca, and residencies at IFITRY in the Essaouira region.

Entitled The Words Create Images, the 5th International Biennale of Casablanca will now take place in two stages, with exhibitions and events from 17 November to 17 December 2022 and from 9 February to 11 March 2023. The artists participating in the different strands of the biennale will be announced in the coming weeks.

The International Biennale of Casablanca is an independent artistic initiative created by Moroccan artist Mostapha Romli in 2012 and managed by Maroc Premium Fondation since 2014. Conceived as the exhibition platform of IFITRY artist residency, established in 2008 in the Essaouira region, the biennale is part of a larger project comprising the Centre for Contemporary Art Essaouira, a contemporary art collection, and the BIC Project Space in Casablanca.

For more information, please visit Casablanca Biennale.

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