Yasmina Alaoui receives award at the 2018 Dakar Biennale

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Yasmina Alaoui receives award at the 2018 Dakar Biennale

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Congratulations to Yasmina Alaoui who was awarded the "Prix de la diversité culturelle” (Award for Cultural Diversity) at the 2018 Dakar Biennale "The Red Hour" curated by Simon Njami, in which she is representing Morocco with 4 new artworks from her series “Sediments”!

This new body of work explores the artist’s relationship to her roots in Northern Africa and the post-colonial world in which she exists. Yasmina Alaoui’s works pay homage to historic narratives of her Moroccan upbringing, including the pre-Islamic fascination with ruin. Referred to as "al-waqfa `ala al-atlal” this poetic motif considers a site of ruin as a starting place, a new beginning.

The Biennale of Contemporary African Art, DAK’ART, runs through 2 June 2018.