Alfredo Jaar’s special meeting with a group of young artists in Algiers

During his stay in Algiers, we organised a special gathering with Alfredo Jaar and a group of young Algerian artists to discuss their work and methodology. They met last Tuesday in the residency flat. Participants: Samir Abchiche, Oussama Tabti, Djamel Agagnia, Sofiane Zouggar, Amina Menia and Rafik Laggoune. Advertisements

Alfredo Jaar speaks about his residency in Algiers on ARTINFO

Art writer Coline Milliard interviewed Alfredo Jaar few days ago for ARTINFO UK ‘about site-specificity, thinking-versus-making, and his plans for his first stay in Algiers as part of aria’s pilot residency program’. […] this trip is just my first exploration of Algiers. We have scheduled encounters with young artists and journalists and I am offering … Continue reading

fresh look

Following the success of our pilot programme in 2012, and building on the positive response in Algeria, the Maghreb, and beyond, we will officially launch aria and establish the residency programme in Algiers. For this we have commissioned a fresh face to our friends at Heidi Letterpress (exquisite family-run business by photographer Nick Turpin). They … Continue reading

last guest of the year: Alfredo Jaar

You can download the press release here [ENG] and here [FR] Alfredo Jaar explores Algiers. aria officially launches the residency programme in Algiers aria’s pilot programme is scheduled to end this year on a high note with the residency of artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar. The New York-based artist will visit Algiers from 15th … Continue reading

aria in ‘On One Side of the Same Water’

A conversation between Yasmina Reggad, Zineb Sedira and Angelika Stepken was published in the book dedicated to artistic practices between Tirana and Tangier. The text is followed by a brief portfolio of three Algerian artists, Atef Berredjem, Amina Menia and Oussama Tabti. The book is published by Hatje Cantz in German and English and edited by Angelika … Continue reading

/A.R.I.A/ in Diptyk magazine

Diptyk magazine presents /A.R.I.A/ in its October-November 2012 issue. You can read it here (in French)

/A.R.I.A/ in Ibraaz

/A.R.I.A/ in Art Dubai blogs

Interview with Zineb Sedira by Yasmina Reggad in Nafas Art Magazine (in English and Arabic)

Nicene Kossentini is starting new work in Algiers

Nicene Kossentini is on her last week residency with /A.R.I.A/. Although it is a process and research orientated programme, we are very pleased Nicene was quickly inspired and already started to work on a new project in Algiers. More about Nicene Kossentini’s project: “My surname literally means “from Constantine” (name of an Algerian city). I … Continue reading

Nicene Kossentini presented her work at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts d’Alger

On Tuesday 29th May, our first guest artist Nicene Kossentini presented her work at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts d’Alger, invited by professor and curator Nadira Laggoune to take part in her seminar about Visual Arts.  

from Gaza to Algiers: Call for application

ArtSchool Palestine in partnership with UNESCO office Ramallah and /A.R.I.A/ Artist Residency In Algiers are pleased to invite visual artists from Gaza to apply for for one-month residency at /A.R.I.A/ Artist Residency In Algiers starting from the 1st of September 2012 الأصدقاء الأعزاء يسر منظمة الامم المتحدة للتربية والعلوم والثقافة وبالتعاون مع منتدى الفنون المعاصرة … Continue reading

18 March 2012: Presenting /A.R.I.A/ in Sharjah

/A.R.I.A/ co-ordinator Yasmina Reggad will present the residency pilot project at the Sharjah Art Foundation 5th March Meeting. Check out the exciting program and other speakers!

13th January 2012: Art & Patronage Summit, Panel discussion: ‘Cultural Risk-Taking’ at Royal College of Art

Founder Zineb Sedira will introduce /A.R.I.A/ residency during the panel discussion ‘Cultural Risk-Taking: how it looks on the ground’ on 13th January 2012 at the Royal College of Art at 3pm.

10th January 2012: Working Group Roundtable and public event at Gasworks: Culture, Capital & Residencies in the Middle East

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Schedule: Working Group Roundtable 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Reception and Public Discussion 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Venue: Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London (directions) Gasworks hosts the launch of ArteEast’sResidencies Initiative and the Residencies edition of the online Arte’Zine guest-edited by Aaron Cezar, (Director, Delfina Foundation), with a program hosted by Gasworks. This discussion features critical remarks by Barrak … Continue reading