Image: Sarah Ouadah
Curated by Toufik Douib.
Five Algerian contemporary artists explore identity and location. Looking at cultural diversity, migration and the challenges of coexistence, Belonging, Sideways features work from different corners of Algeria and dealing with complex histories, geographies and biographies.
Mounir Gouri’s stitched plates refer to the trade of illegal migrants in his coastal hometown in the North East of the country.
Artist illustrator Sarah Ouadah re-interprets the classic poem of the tragic Bedouin love story Hyzia as a digital fantasy for a new generation of readers.
Rima Djahnine’s cartography-inspired installation weaves fragments of maps, film, GPS data and documents into personal narratives of homecoming and memories.
With his iPhone, the photographer Fethi Sahraoui captures a series of cars as scenes of ordinary life in the Saharawi camps located on the southwestern province of Algeria.
Abdo Shanan displays material from his award-winning book Diary: Exile, which reflects on his experiences as an artist of Algerian and Sudanese origin, who lived for many years in Libya.
Presented with additional support from the British Council.