Sofia Aguiar, Younes Baba-Ali, Gabriella Ciancimino, Karim Rafi
Exhibition project at L’appartement 22
from 20 December 2010 to 10 February 2011
معرض | نباتات، حيوانات، مدنيات، آلات
صوفيا أجيار، يونس بابا علي، جابريللا شانشيمينو، كريم رافي
مشروع معرض في الشقة 22
من 20 دجنبر 2010 إلى 10 فبراير 2011
Sofia Aguiar’s (b. 1963, lives and works in Lisbon and Tangier) figurative oil paintings, usually done on wooden board, are often explorations of lone animals, isolated objects, or spaces marked by humans yet uninhabited. Influenced by her background in social service, Aguiar’s paintings allude to notions of desire and the connections between imagination and representation. Her work has been part of exhibitions such as at Àr.Co (Lisbon) as well as the 1st Arts in Marrakech International Biennale Festival in 2005.
Younes Baba-Ali (b. 1986, lives and works in Marseille and Casablanca) is a musician and multi-disciplinary artist whose work incorporates sound material. He experiments with the capacity of sound to propagate through space and to directly engage the body of the viewer in the artistic process. Baba-Ali has recently exhibited his work at BJCEM Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (Skopje), Sketch Gallery (London), International Media Art Biennale WRO (Poland), Loop Video Art Festival (Barcelona), and In-Sonora Sound Art Festival (Madrid).
Gabriella Ciancimino (b. 1978, lives and works in Palermo) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo. In 2003, Ciancimino co-founded UAU (United Artists Unknown), an art collective with 10 artists. She showed in exhibitions at Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, curated by Daniela Bigi (2007); American Academy, Rome, curated Cecilia Canziani and Lexi Eberspacher (2009); RISO - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, curated by Giovanni Iovane (2010); "11° Premio Cairo" at Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, curated by Luca Beatrice; as well as the Volume 1 project of "Sentences on the banks and other activities" exhibition project at Darat al Funun, Amman (2010).
Karim Rafi’s (b. 1975, lives and works in Casablanca) work questions ’Man’ and his environment, his relationship with himself as well as with his outcomes, constituted by his institutions, ideas, and surroundings. This questioning manifests itself in the form of artistic proposals (poetry, performance, installation, video or sound objects), public expressions (debates, conferences, workshops), and experiments. Rafi is also the co-founder of PROTAGONISTE Art_Lab (Artistic Research Laboratory) and SLAM & KLAM FSTVL (Festival for Chaotic Poetry).