Imane Djamil
Photographer

Imane Djamil is a Moroccan photographer and poet based between Casablanca and Paris. Having ventured into solo travel at the tender age of 15, she finds interest in beautiful, however forgotten Tarfaya, a Saharian city in which Antoine de Saint Exupery lived for eighteen months while working for former French mail company Aéropostale. Through a fictional approach, Tarfaya becomes a protagonist in Imane’s photography series Où’harmonisent le pin, la frayeur et moi-même (Where pine, fear and myself harmonise), in tribute to the poet Sohrab Sepehri. With multiple exhibitions under her belt, both in Morocco and Europe, the young artist adresses social issues and injustices which are portrayed through her metaphorical photographs. Imane has spent years reflecting, challenging and questioning the boundaries of her body in relation to nature and culture. Printemps Barbare, one of her early works, primarly tackles the process of investing public space in Morocco, where a naive topic becomes a subject of perversion triggering an uproar extolling good morals and common decency. At age 18, she was the youngest exhibitor, with series Printemps Barbare at Le Maroc Contemporain, a five months exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris.

Imane is currently self publishing a book of poems influenced by her relationship to photography, in which she draws personal and political parallels between spaces, territories and her own body. She has been working since 2016 with French theater company Compagnie du Crépuscule on an adaption of her subversive poetry, for Imane is strongly convinced that poetry, as speaking out experience, intimacy, desire, anger and so on, is a major act of resistance.

Imane Djamil
Photographer

Imane Djamil is a Moroccan photographer and poet based between Casablanca and Paris. Having ventured into solo travel at the tender age of 15, she finds interest in beautiful, however forgotten Tarfaya, a Saharian city in which Antoine de Saint Exupery lived for eighteen months while working for former French mail company Aéropostale. Through a fictional approach, Tarfaya becomes a protagonist in Imane’s photography series Où’harmonisent le pin, la frayeur et moi-même (Where pine, fear and myself harmonise), in tribute to the poet Sohrab Sepehri. With multiple exhibitions under her belt, both in Morocco and Europe, the young artist adresses social issues and injustices which are portrayed through her metaphorical photographs. Imane has spent years reflecting, challenging and questioning the boundaries of her body in relation to nature and culture. Printemps Barbare, one of her early works, primarly tackles the process of investing public space in Morocco, where a naive topic becomes a subject of perversion triggering an uproar extolling good morals and common decency. At age 18, she was the youngest exhibitor, with series Printemps Barbare at Le Maroc Contemporain, a five months exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris.

Imane is currently self publishing a book of poems influenced by her relationship to photography, in which she draws personal and political parallels between spaces, territories and her own body. She has been working since 2016 with French theater company Compagnie du Crépuscule on an adaption of her subversive poetry, for Imane is strongly convinced that poetry, as speaking out experience, intimacy, desire, anger and so on, is a major act of resistance.

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    Mar 23 – Oct 13, 2024
    Ocean Space
    Venice, Italy
    TBA21–Academy announces Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania, a new exhibition comprising two new site-specific commissions by Indigenous practitioners from the Pacific, Latai Taumoepeau and Elisapeta Hinemoa Heta. The exhibition is curated by Bougainville-born artist Taloi Havini, returning to Ocean Space after her 2021 solo exhibition. Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania platforms artists and communities who live and work in the vast and diverse region of islands and atolls (more…)
  • Mikel Bastida: Anarene
    Publication
    Tipi Photo Bookshop
    International
    Anarene is a book that was born from an eight-year photographic project made by Mikel Bastida in the United States. In the spirit of referencing the ghost town in Archer County, Texas, portrayed in Peter Bogdanovich’s film adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s novel The Last Picture Show, the author has traveled the country looking for images and stories that cinema has left behind. (more…)
  • June Clark: Witness
    May 3 – Aug 11, 2024
    The Power Plant
    Toronto, Canada
    June Clark: Witness is the first survey in Canada of the Toronto-based artist June Clark, who, since the late 1960s, has developed a unique and groundbreaking practice spanning photo-based work, text, collage, installation, and sculptural assemblages. Born in Harlem, New York, Clark immigrated to Canada in 1968 and subsequently made Toronto her home. The questions of identity formation and their connection to our points of origin fuel her practice. (more…)
  • Mophradat Open Call / Orbitals
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Mophradat
    International
    Orbitals is a program that takes four curators and arts researchers to an international location to learn about a different artistic context in the Global South and share this knowledge with their communities. During the eight-day guided research trip, the participants, along with members of Mophradat’s team, meet and share experiences with peers from the art scenes they are visiting. (more…)