The Marrakech Biennale is pleased to announce the dates for the 4th Edition of the Marrakech Biennale, 29thFebruary- 4th March with the Main Visual Arts Exhibitions running from the 29th February - End of May.
Marrakech Biennale works to form cultural bridges and dialogues creating a forum for debate, free thinking and the exchange of ideas through contemporary Visual Art, Literature and Film. The opening 5 days will be titled Surrender and will consist of Performances, Debates, Talks and Screenings as well as the opening of the Main Visual Arts Exhibition.
For more information on the 4th Edition of the Marrakech Biennale click here.
First held in November 2005, the Marrakech Biennale is the first major trilingual (English, Arabic & French) festival in North Africa focusing on cutting-edge contemporary art, literature and film. The Marrakech Biennale seeks to build cultural bridges through the arts well as between disciplines by enabling discussions with and between artists. By bringing together Artists, Film makers and Writers from around the world the Biennale aims to promote the status of the artist and contemporary culture in North Africa and to dynamize the regional creative scene. Held every two years, the Marrakech Biennale promotes inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary exchanges through an educational approach that addresses art professionals, students and the general public.
A short film by Brenda Goldblatt showcasing the Marrakech Biennale's 3rd edition in 2009, is available here.
Adel Abdesemmed, Yassin Adnan, Sobhi Al-Zobaidi, Francis Alys, Noureddine Amir, Younes Baba-Ali, Yto Barrada, Marie-Louise Belarbi, Farida Benlyazid, Faouzi Bensaidi, Rachid Benzine, Omar Berrada, Mahi Binebine, Katrine Boorman, John Boorman, Kim Cattralll, Stuart Comer, William Dalrymple, Shezad Dawood, James Dearden, Sussan Deyhim, Sanaa El Aji, Ahmad El Madini, Edmond El Maleh, Tracey Emin, Ekow Eshun, Esther Freud, Seamus Farrell, Eric Fellner, James Fenton, Jean-Francois Fourtou, David Goldblatt, Anthony Gormley, Richard E. Grant, Geordie Greig, Joana Hadjithomas, Leila Hafyane, Mohsin Hamid, Christopher Hampton, John Hillcoat, Richard Horowitz, Pieter Hugo, Isaac Julien, Abdellah Karroum, Joseph Kosuth, Hari Kunzru, Hanif Kureishi, Faouzi Laatiris, Nick Laird, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Annie Lennox, Bernard Marcade, James Marsh, Mourad Mazouz, Rabii Mobarak, Santu Mofoken, Deborah Moggach, Danny Moynihan, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Andrew O'Hagan, Alexandra Pringle, Simon Prosser, Gabriel Range, Tayeb Salah, Julian Schnabel, Tahir Shah, Wael Shawky, Batoul S'Himi, Hardeep Singh-Kohli, Zadie Smith, Ahdaf Soueif, Anna Steiger, Mikhael Subotsky, Abdelah Taia, Guy Tillim, Gavin Turk, Nontiskelelo Veleko, Nabeel Yassin & Alan Yentob, among others.
The Marrakech Biennale is run by the AiM Association, a non-profit organization registered in Morocco (FGM/1215).