The Biennale Internationale de Casablanca announces the opening of its Project Space as part of the 2019-2020 incubation programme developed in preparation for the 5th BIC 2020 that will take place from 24 September to 1 November 2020. The space’s first event focuses on photography and video art with an exhibition entitled Regards : Photographie Camerounaise (Gazes: Cameroonian Photography) and Digital Africa: Casablanca.
In addition to Ifitry artists residency and its Centre for Contemporary Art in the region of Essaouira, the biennale is now equipped with a 300-square-meter space in Casablanca for exhibitions, screenings, workshops and meetings. The primary purpose of the BIC Project Space is to interact with the local arts scene, work with a diversity of audiences, host workshops and professional arts training, as well as consultation meetings.
The first event at the BIC Project Space is the exhibition Regards: Photographie Camerounaise featuring the works by Romuald Dikoumé, Blaise Djilo, Max Mbakop, Yvon Ngassam, Antoine Ngolkedo’o and Charlotte Yonga. This project is the result of a collaboration between the Biennale and Yaounde Photo Network, an independent Cameroonian photography platform.
In addition to photography, the space presents from 19 to 22 June 2019, Digital Africa: Casablanca, a video art exhibition and series of screenings of works from Africa and the Diaspora, by established and emerging artists selected from an open call that ran from December 2018 to February 2019. The artists are: Hakeem Adam (Ghana), Driss Aroussi (Morocco / France), Wendimagegn Belete (Ethiopia / Norway), Paul Emmanuel (South Africa), Badr El Hammami (Morocco / France), Khireddine Khaldoun (Algeria), Mohammed Amine Al Makouti (Morocco), MahlÕt Sansosa (Brazil / Tanzania), Marton Robinson (Costa Rica / United States of America), Leandré le Roux (South Africa) and Carly Whitaker (South Africa).
The BIC Project Space and 5th BIC incubation programme are developed by Christine Eyene, Artistic Director of the Biennale Internationale de Casablanca. As part of the June programme, the biennale will develop an outreach programme with young audiences. Additionally, Christine Eyene will hold portfolio reviews, open to Moroccan or resident visual artists on Friday 21 June 2019 from 2.00 pm to 5.00pm. Interested artists are invited to contact the BIC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIC Project Space
30, rue El Hajeb