Younes Baba-Ali makes art that is unconventional and critical, mostly in public space or places uncommon to art practice. He holds a mirror up to society and confronts it with its ingrained habits and dysfunctions. Baba-Ali’s work often assumes the form of the readymade, but underneath its facade of simplicity there is a complex exercise in balance at work. He integrates technology, objects, sound, video and photography with political, social and ecological issues.
Younes Baba-Ali has exhibited work at ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; and MACAAL, Marrakech, Morocco, among others.
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Residents from Morocco
Anna Frost is a Danish curator based in Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on nomadic, multi-purpose and artist initiated projects. Together with creative director Jordan Richman she directs Atrium, a series of site-specific interventions in the historic architecture of The Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Since 2016 her and collaborator Agnes Bolt have directed BLUE RUIN, a curatorial platform that aims to subvert a traditional gallery context to present art exhibitions within the more precarious and shifting space of a home for sale. From 2011 to 2017 she was co-director of the Danish exhibition space and production unit TOVES in Copenhagen.
Anna Frost has realized projects and exhibitions at renowned galleries and institutions across Europe and America. As curatorial assistant and coordinator she recently worked on the exhibition project The Lost Museum with curator Charles Esche as part of the collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo. Anna Frost was part of the team that launched the Danish run art institute PRAXES Center For Contemporary Art in Berlin, where she worked as program coordinator with the directors Rhea Dahl and Kristine Siegel. Recent curatorial projects include: Bonbons Diplomatiques with Agatha Wara at 123 Astronaut Gallery, 10.000 Words with dis + semiotext(e), Nobody Owns The Beach, Sunset Island, Miami, Choreography For Crane for the 9th Berlin Biennale; IMPRESSIONS, a bi-coastal billboard campaign in New York and Los Angeles; PLANES at Bas Fisher Invitational Miami; LOVELACE at Import Projects, Berlin; Formation Center at TOVES, Copenhagen; and AMICI at STORE Contemporary, Dresden.
Residents from Denmark
Bárbara Perea Legorreta
Bárbara Perea Legorreta is an independent Mexico City-based curator and writer. Her practice focuses primarily on media and sound art and is grounded in the concept of exhibition making as a platform for critical thinking. Core aspects of her practice include transdisciplinarity and fostering dialogues between media art, contemporary practices and audiences. She is interested in listening practices and perceptual phenomena in relation to art.
Bárbara Perea Legorreta has curated exhibitions and festivals in Mexico, Europe, Canada and the United States, including at Plataforma Puebla 2006; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; and the Venice Biennale, among others.