Call for applications

5th Biennale Internationale de Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco
Deadline: 31 March 2019

5th Biennale Internationale de Casablanca

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.

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 fromApril 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. Participatory projects that involve local communities are also welcome .

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

Click HERE to fill up the application form

Application deadline: 31 March 2019.

The selected artists will be contacted by mai 2019.

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

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

For additional information please contact the biennial office at



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