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Mostapha Romli, Founding President of the International Biennial of Casablanca has announced 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.”   

Founded 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 an art historian, critic and curator based in England. She 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 based at UCLan’s Centre for Contemporary Art, led by Professor Lubaina Himid MBE, winner of the Turner Prize 2017. She is a doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London, with Professor Annie E. Coombes and is writing a thesis on South African photographer George Hallett. She is also curator of the upcoming Summer of Photography 2018 at Bozar, Brussels, with a major exhibition entitled Resist! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy.


Her previous exhibitions include: Sounds Like Her, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2017); Still unresolved and very much ongoing, Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London (2017); Murder Machine as part of the 37th Ireland Biennial of Contemporary Art curated by Koyo Kouoh, Ormston House, Limerick (2016); Curators’ Series # 8: All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015); WHERE WE’RE AT! Other Voices on Gender as part of the Summer of Photography, Bozar, Brussels (2014); Gideon Mendel: Drowning World, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2013); 10th Dak’Art: Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Musée de l’IFAN et Galerie Nationale, Dakar (2012); Photoquai -Biennial of World Images, artistic director Françoise Huguier, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (2011).

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Christine EYENE

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