[bio] Nouha Ben Yebdri
Independent curator and researcher based in Tangier. Since November 2016, she is the founder and artistic director of Mahal, an interdisciplinary art space for research on contemporary practices in Tangier.
Her research is based in contemporary art studies, focalised in the artistic practices in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Through History, postcolonialism and identity studies, the influence of new media in the contemporary lifestyle, and the recent political movements
that occurred differently in this three countries, she analyses their links and the influence they have had in their artistic evolution since the 20th Century to these days, in order to create a theoretical and critical framework. Nouha Ben Yebdri is also a member of Madrassa, a curatorial collective that envisions exhibition making as a research and critical endeavour, by experimenting and investigating collective practices and transborder collaborations.