Mostapha Romli, Founding President of the International Biennial of Casablanca is pleased to announce the nomination of Christine Eyene as Artistic Director of its 4th edition.
“We are very pleased that Christine Eyene has accepted our invitation to take on the artistic direction of this 4th edition. Her experience and innovative approach will lead the International Biennial of Casablanca to a new phase.”
Initiated in 2012, the International Biennial of Casablanca aims to create an intercultural dialogue between Moroccan and African artists, and the international art scene. It is also a contemporary art platform open to reflections on subjects ranging from the creative field to questions pertaining to society.
Christine Eyene is a Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire where she works on Making Histories Visible, an interdisciplinary visual arts research project led by Lubaina Himid MBE artist and Professor of Contemporary Art at UCLan. Her research focuses on contemporary African and Diaspora arts, 1980s Black British arts, representations of the body and gender in art, design and sound art. She is also the co-founder of Cameroon’s photography project YaPhoto.
Eyene is a member of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco’s Scientific Committee led by NMNM Director Marie-Claude Beaud. She is also member of the Acquisition Committee of the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (Frac) Reunion Island led by Béatrice Binoche. From the latter was born an interest in insular contexts and overseas relationships that will be a key element of her research as part of the biennial.
Christine Eyene says about her nomination: “It is in Morocco that I took my first steps in contemporary art many years ago. I am delighted at the opportunity to develop a large-scale project bridging Morocco and Africa with diverse international art contexts.”
The 4th International Biennial of Casablanca will take place from October 2018.
For further information, please contact the biennial office at email@example.com.