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Arts in Marrakech Biennale 2012

Preview on the Biennale in Marrakech. Higher Atlas exhibition: curators, list of artists, participants.
Jan 2012

First held in November 2005, the Arts in Marrakech (AiM) International Biennale focuses on cutting-edge contemporary art, literature and film. AiM seeks to promote the status of the artist and contemporary culture in North Africa and to dynamize the regional creative scene, enabling discussions with and between artists.

In February of 2012, Arts in Marrakech will launch its fourth edition under the title Surrender, featuring key figures in literature, film and visual arts. From 29 Feburary - 4 March 2012, public screenings, talks, performances and debates will take place at different venues around the city.

Higher Atlas will be the title of the Main Visual Arts Exhibition. Curated by Carson Chan (* 1980, architecture writer and curator) and Nadim Samman (* 1983, independent curator and art historian based in London) it will be on view at Theatre Royale until 3rd June 2012.

 Art Participants

Younes Baba-Ali (Morocco)
Barkow Leibinger (Germany)
Joe Clark (UK)
Coco Rosie (USA)
Alexandra Domanovic (Slovenia)
Hassan Darsi (Morroco)
Sophie Erlund (Denmark)
Tue Greenfort (Denmark)
Hadley & Maxwell (Canada)
Elin Hansdottir (Iceland)
Ethan Hayes-Chute (USA)
Roger Hiorns (UK)
Katia Kameli (Algeria)
Felix Kiessling (Germany)
Faouzi Laatiris (Morocco)
Juliana Leite (Brazil)
Chi Wo Leung (Hong Kong)
Gideon Lewis-Kraus (USA)
Megumi Matsubara (Japan)
Juergen Mayer h. (Germany)
Christopher Mayo (UK)
Jon Nash (UK)
Karthik Pandian (USA)
Finnbogi Petursson (Iceland)
Mario Pfeiffer (USA)
Alexander Ponomarev (Russia)
Katarzyna Przezwanska (Poland)
Florian and Michael Quistrebert (France)
Andrew Ranville (USA)
Alex Schweder (USA)
Natalia Slinko (Russia)
Matthew Stone & Phoebe Collins-James (UK)
Pascale Marthine Tayou (Cameroun)
Sinta Werner (Germany)
 Dar Al-Ma'mun Conversations

Negar Azimi
Omar Berrada
Aziz Daki
Catherine David
Khadija El Bennaoui
Abderrahim Kassou
WJT Mitchell
Simon Njami
Rasha Salti
More information:

(From a press release of the organizer)

Arts in Marrakech Biennale
29 February -
4 March 2012

Higher Atlas
29 February -
3 June 2012

Curated by Nadim Samman and Carson Chan

Marrakech Biennale Association

62 Rue de Yougoslavie
Guéliz, Marrakech 40 000

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