Amina Menia and Anthony Downey in conversation

18 Oct 2013

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10:00 – 17:00

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free, booking recommended

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The artist and art historian participate in a discussion to mark Frieze and 1:54, the first contemporary African art fair.


Artist Amina Menia and art historian Anthony Downey in conversation. Amina Menia was born in 1976 in Algiers, where she lives and works. Her work questions the relation to architectural and historical spaces, and challenges conventional notions around the exhibition space. Her artworks are a crossovers of sculptures and installations that trigger an interaction of viewers and passersby with socio-spatial configurations. Amina has showed her work nationally and internationally, including Museum of Modern Art (Algiers), Cornerhouse (Great Britain), Museum of Contemporary Art (Leon), Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin) and the National Museum of Carthage (Tunisia). Anthony Downey holds a Ph.D from Goldsmiths College and sits on the Editorial Board of Third Text, acts as a Consulting Editor for Open Space (Vienna), and edits Ibraaz, the latter a research forum on the Middle East and North Africa ( He is the Programme Director for the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. Organised in partnership with aria (artist residency in algiers). aria are commissioning new work by Amina Menia as part of their project space at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.Supported by Arts Council England.


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