25th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries

Biennale for Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria, Egypt. 17 Dec. 2009 - 31 Jan. 2010
Dec 2009

The first edition of the Alexandria Biennale was held in 1955 at the Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts. Its aim is to fortify the cultural and artistic dialog between Egypt and its neighboring Mediterranean countries extending it to the world as well.

This year the Alexandria Biennale celebrates its 25th anniversary, and it is the first time that the artists' selection is entirely decided by the curator and not through countries' nominations like in former editions.

Mohamed Abouelnaga has selected 31 artists from the Mediterranean region and proposed for the exhibition the theme The Aftermath, in the sense of "What’s next" facing the latest crises and economic collapses.

Participating artists:

Albania:
Vénera Kastrati
Croatia:
Sanja Ivekovic, Neven Bilic
Cyprus:
Yioula Hadjigeorgiou
Egypt:
Abla-Rashed-Naem, Hazem Taha Hussein, Wael Shawki
France:
Julien Maire
Greece:
Gagas Sarantis, Pavlos Nikolakopoulos
Italy:
Alessandro Scarabello, Giuseppe Moscatello
Lebanon:
Doris Bittar, Walid Raad
Libya:
Hadia Gana
Malta:
Norbert Francis Attard
Morocco:
Amina Benbouchta, Safa Erruas, Lalla Essaydi
Palestine:
Tayseer Barakat, Khaled Hourani
Slovenia:
Nika Oblak & Primoz Novak
Spain:
Romulo Royo, Valeriano López
Syria:
Ammar Al-Beik, Thaier Helal, Khaled Takreti
Tunisia:
Nadia Kaabi Linke, Nicène Kossentini
Turkey:
Fikret Atay, İnci Eviner
The artists Suha Shoman (Palestine) and Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italy) are invited as special guests.

An international symposium will take place from 18 - 20 December 2009, moderated by Dr. Mohamed Rafiq Khalil.

 

(From press releases of the organizer)

25th Alexandria Biennale for Mediterranean Countries

17 December 2009 -
31 January 2010

President:
Mohssen Shaalan

Curator:
Mohamed Abouelnaga


Venues:
Alexandria Art Museum
Alexandria Atelier

Alexandria Biennale
Ministry of Culture
Fine Arts Sector
1 Kafour Street
Orman Post
Egypt
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