Olfa Feki on the importance of the north african art scene
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Olfa Feki is an architect, curator and artistic director/founder of #Kerkennah visual art festival. She has contributed into the establishment of the new generation of photojournalists of the North African shores following the Arab spring. After founding the first visual art center in Tunisia, she decided to move out to extend her experience. From project manager of ‘Something Else Cairo biennale’, to regional representative of NOOR Images agency in Amsterdam. She also curated the second edition of the Biennale of Photographers of the Contemporary Arab World in Paris. She has been a curator for several biennales such as Dak’art 2014 and Bamako Encounters 2017. But also,  jury/nominator for various contests: La chambre Claire Morocco 2016/2018, Joop Swart Masterclass for the World Press Photo 2017-2020, Paul Huf Price for the Foam Museum 2017-2019, Cap Prize 2017-2018, Magnum foundation Grant 2017… In 2019 She was named ‘Chevalier des arts et des Lettres’ by the French Minister, as a reward for having contributed in the artistic field and her contribution to the dissemination of arts in France and in the world.
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