About aria artist residency in algiers

About aria

aria was founded by artist Zineb Sedira. Starting its one-year pilot programme in 2012, aria has hosted two artists-in-residence (Nicene Kossentini and Alfredo Jaar) and visual artist Basel El Maquosui based in Gaza in partnership with ArtSchool Palestine.
The programme aims at building cross-border dialogues and at creating an ongoing dynamic network across diverse international art communities within and beyond Algeria. It provides opportunities for emerging and established artists from North Africa and across the world to conduct artistic and cultural research and production.
aria hosts resident artists and connects them with local and regional networks to facilitate the development of ideas related to the Algerian context.
This programme aspires to project a positive awareness and visibility of Algeria and its surroundings to global audiences.

The residency flat

Artists have been provided with a beautiful apartment situated in a popular yet central area in Algiers, located on the third floor in a French colonial building with many balconies and a lot of natural light.

The flat is large (100 sq. metres) and is comprised of a studio/office space, kitchen, large living space, and a bedroom.


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