Saâdane Afif

Best defined as “post-conceptual,” the work of Saâdane Afif (b. 1970) explores the notions of interpretation, exchange, and circulation. For the artist, every exhibition constitutes a pretext to experiment with and/or trigger a new works of art whose formal outcome can be varied. For the Biennale, Afif offers to teach a geometry class every evening on the Jamaa El Fna square. In reducing this universal tool of reference to its barest qualities—the circle, the square, the dot, the line, etc.—The lesson turns into the ultimate ready-made. Afif is the winner of the Prix Marcel Duchamp (2009) and the Günther-Peill-Preis 2012. His work has been exhibited at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2005); dOCUMENTA (12), Kassel (2007); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008); MMK, Frankfurt (2012); and IAC de Villeurbanne (2013).