bassam el baroni

Bassam El Baroni is a curator and art critic from Alexandria, Egypt. He is the co-founder and director of the non-profit art space Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) and was co-curator of Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Murcia, Spain, 2010, which he co-curated under the name of ACAF. Recent exhibitions and projects include Fifteen Ways to Leave Badiou, 2011 a curated publication engaging fifteen artists with Badiou's theses on contemporary art; the ongoing collaborative archive project The Arpanet Dialogues, started in 2010 with Jeremy Beaudry and Nav Haq; Trapped in Amber: Angst for a Re-enacted Decade, co-curated with Helga-Marie Nordby at UKS, Oslo, Norway in 2009; Cleotronica 08, an international media art festival in Alexandria, 2008. Bassam has lectured in over 20 cities world-wide and since 2009 has developed and performed a series of dramatized context specific lectures entitled FOXP2 which combine notions of pre-history, genealogy, economics, and art criticism to create episodes of possible universalisms.


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