Taysir Batniji

At his first personal exhibition in Canada called “Suspended Time,” Palestinian Taysir Batjini reflects on his work and his approach to photography, one of the mediums he enjoys working with alongside video, painting and sculpture.

Updated on 27/06/2019

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Diana Marincu

Holding a PhD in art theory and history and artistic director of the Art Encounters Foundation in Timisaora, Diana Marincu is the curator of the exhibition "Persona. Works by Romanian artists” at the Mucem in Marseille.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Igo Diarra and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng

Respectively deputy general and artistic commissioner, Igo Diarra and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung will present the next Bamako Meetings together from 1 December 2019 to 31 January 2020. Entitled “Courants de conscience” (“Streams of Consciousness”) in refrence to the jazz album by Abdullah...

Updated on 08/01/2020

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Fulufhelo Modabi

Fulufhelo Modabi is a South African curator and photographer. Lover of spaces, feminist advocate and global citizen, she strives to create a more connected and visually stimulating world. In August 2019, at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, she was awarded the first curatorial research...

Updated on 05/11/2019

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Omar Victor Diop

A self-taught photographer, Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar in 1980. He is inspired by the art of the portrait and more particularly self-portraits, taking on the codes of African photography of the 1950s and applying a contemporary approach. He showed his work for the first time in 2011 at the...

Updated on 09/09/2020

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Nasri N. Sayegh

Winner of the Institut français residency programme at the Cité internationale des arts, Nasri Sayegh is in Paris at the moment. Born in Beirut in 1978, he is working on a personal archive project, Violets for my Furs and/or Where no one else can see

Updated on 16/04/2021

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Hervé Youmbi and Hervé Yamguen

Cameroonian artists Hervé Youmbi and Hervé Yamguen explore the question of the urban environment through writing, photography or visual arts. The two artists, recipients of the Institut français residency programme at the Cité internationale des arts, in Paris, and members of the Cercle Kapsiki...

Updated on 08/10/2021

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Christoph Wiesner

Transition, intentions, prospects - the new director of the Rencontres d'Arles, Christoph Wiesner, looks back at the festival's tense 52nd edition. 

Updated on 19/10/2021

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Victoire Bidegain di Rosa & Manuela Júdice

Planned for 2022, the France-Portugal Season will bring together artists, thinkers and scientists from both countries around common themes. As part of the Portuguese and French presidencies of the Council of the European Union (Portugal's rotating presidency in the first half of 2021 and France's in...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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The director of the Centre Culturel Kôrè, Mamou Daffé, discusses the future of the AWA programme

Attached to the defence of local values, Mamou Daffé is the head of several organisations and events in Mali. In particular, he directs the Centre Culturel Kôrè in Ségou, a partner of the Institut français for the ACP-EU Culture programme: Support for the Culture and Creation sectors in West Africa...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner (2/2)

On 1 January 2022, France took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. In this second part of the interview, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, speaks about the Creative Europe programme, support for the...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Andrew Manning, director of EUNIC

Andrew Manning is the Director of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture). With members in every EU country and over 133 ‘Clusters’ worldwide the organisation believes in the power of culture to build trust and understanding between countries. Within the framework of the French...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner (1/2)

On 1 January 2022, France took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. In this first part of the interview, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, discusses the role of culture in the political priorities of the...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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