Since 2013 and as part of the NACMM / North Africa Cultural Mobility Map, Pau Cata has been developing of a series of video interviews with artists, researchers, curators and AIR coordinators in North Africa. These interviews give shape to an archive of the different infrastructures that comprise the contemporary art scenes of North Africa, with a focus on the development of AIRs in the region. The interviews are heterogeneous in the sense that they not only include the thoughts, worries and hopes of different AIR coordinators but also engage in the current debates about the development of contemporary creative and research practices in the region.
List of curators and cultural managers interviewed:
Aniko Boehler cultural activist and curator based in Marrakech.
Elisabeth Piskernik, coordinator of Le Cube Art Space in Rabat.
Philippe Laleu, artist and former director of the French Institute in Fez.
Karen Headfield, coordinator at Cafe Tissardmine Residency Program near Erfoud, Morocco.
Jess Stephens, Culture Vultures Artist in Residency coordinator in Sefru, Morocco.
Xavier de Luca, founder and director of JISER Reflexions Mediterrànies based between Catalonia and Tunisia.
Azzeddine Abdelouhabi, director of the contemporary art festival OrientA, Oujda, Morocco.
Bouchra Salih, independent manager of cultural projects, Rabat.
Mohamed Rachdi, artist, independent curator, art critic, in charge of cultural sponsorship of la Société Générale, Casablanca.
Rachida Triki, philosopher, independent curator and full professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at Tunis University.
Myriam Amroun, coordinator of DJART’14, Algiers.
Ilaria Conti, co curator of the Marrakech Biennale 2016.
Jean Feline, artists and coordinator of MINT Collective in Marrakech.
Nicole Billi and Mohamed Boussadi co-coordinators at Ke’ch Collective in Marrakech.
Mo Baala, multimedia artist and poet.
Abdala Daif, project manager at Gudran for Arts and Development in Alexandria.
Mohab Saber, project coordinator at El Madina for Performing and Digital Arts in Alexandria.
Reem Kassem, director at Agora Arts and Development in Alexandria.
Mohamed Abla, director at the Fayoun Art Center in Fayoun.
Hamdi Reda, Director of Artelewa in Cairo.