Mostapha Romli, the founding president of the International Biennial of Casablanca, has named Christine Eyene as the artistic director of the exhibition’s fourth edition, which will kick off in October 2018. Founded in 2012, the biennial aims to create dialogue between Moroccan and African artists, and the international art scene.
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 artist and professor Lubaina Himid. She is also the cofounder of YaPhoto, a photography platform based in Yaounde, Cameroon. More recently, she organized the touring exhibition “Sounds Like Her,” which showcases women’s practices in music and sound art, opening at New Art Exchange in Nottingham in October 2017.
“It is in Morocco that I took my first steps in contemporary art many years ago,” Eyene said. “I am delighted at the opportunity to develop a large-scale project bridging Morocco and Africa with diverse international art contexts.”