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Yasmina Reggad

lives in Brussels and works between Brussels and Algiers.

Yasmina Reggad is an independent curator, writer, researcher and more and more frequently, performer and choreographer. She holds an MA in Medieval History from the Sorbonne University and is at present curator at aria (artist residency in Algiers). She was previously guest curator of Art Dubai Projects (2016-2017) and exhibitions and projects manager at Delfina Foundation (2014-2015). Reggad's research focuses on the politics of futurity and explores performative methodologies inspired by dance and performance notations. Reggad is a Fellow of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program 2019-2020.

She is currently working on we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming, a long-term research project that takes as a starting point the radio shows of the liberation movements based in Algeria in the 60s and 70s. The first chapter a common consent to listen. a collective dissent of interpretation is a multimedia cumulative, ongoing and durational performance that borrows from the radio - and theatre documentary genres.

Recent curatorial projects include the solo show CATASTROPHICALLY GORGEOUS by mentalKLINIK at Eugster || Belgrade; L'horizon des événements by Abdelkader Benchamma at CENTQUATRE-PARIS; and the devising of the curatorial training and residency programme Madrassa of l'Atelier de l'observatoire at Casablanca.

Recent performative projects include a series of performances and scores based on unconventional audio-visual archives that act as an alternative to the practice of essay writing. The site-specific performances she refused to be what she was told she was activates works by artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos, and IF-THEN GOTO, created in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Lana Fahmi, is based on the diagrams, instructions and performance archive of the late Hassan Sharif.

Reggad publishes essays on contemporary art and is regularly called upon to participate in panel discussions and talks for institutions such as Tate Modern, ICA, Turner Contemporary, Iniva, Goldsmiths University, Cornerhouse, Sharjah Art Foundation, Villa Arson and Casa Tomada.

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Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode Marítima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.


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