Nouha Ben Yebdri
Nouha Ben Yebdri is an independent curator based in Tangier. After her studies in Madrid, she has worked as a writer at NOTODO.COM, La Fábrica’s online magazine and as an editor in Edelvives editorial house. In 2015 she returned to Morocco and became project manager at Trankat Art Residency (Tetouan, Morocco). Since November 2016, she is the founder and artistic director of Mahal, an interdisciplinary art space dedicated to contemporary art practices and researches in Tangier. Nouha Ben Yebdri is also
a member of Madrassa, a curatorial collective who considers exhibition-making as a critical endeavor, by experimenting and investigating collective practices and cross-border collaborations.
Her research is based on the different learning processes related to artistic practices and through this latter, by conceiving art spaces as a place for non-institutionalised capacity development, which opens up to creativity, encounter and experimentation, as opposed to the pedagogical system of different official entities that historically monopolize this function, and which still nowadays,reproduce the curricula established during colonial times. At the same time, she focuses on contemporary art studies that weave artistic practices in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, through the lens of postcolonialism, identity, and gender studies and how new media shapes these notions in the contemporary lifestyle in these contexts.
Nouha is one of the speaker of Framer Framed invites New Radicalism event on the 2nd of February 2020 at Framer Framed’s gallery space.