Maud Houssais is a researcher and independent curator. Her research is concerned with the modalities of setting up an alternative art scene in Morocco, from the 1960s, with a particular focus on discourses and artistic practices in the public space. In 2017, she co-curated the research on the project bauhaus imaginista, directed by Marion von Osten and Grant Watson. Her essays appeared in various publications and journals such as Zamân (textes, images et documents), the online platform Afrique in Visu, and in the catalog of the Biennale of Bamako Telling Time (2016). She has participated in the elaboration of numerous artistic projects with different artistic structures such as the MACBA (Barcelona), the Biennale du Bénin (Cotonou) or the Cube – Independent art space (Rabat).
Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa is an independent curator. In 2019, she was in charge of the exhibition Belkahia contemporain (Artorium, Casablanca, 20 June – 20 August 2019). As head of cultural programming at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat (2014 and 2018), she curated the exhibition Ahmed Cherkaoui, Entre modernité et enracinement (Musée Mohammed VI – Rabat, 27 April – 27 August 2018). In 2016, she collaborated, as associate curator, for the exhibition L’École des beaux-arts de Casablanca: Belkahia, Chabâa, Melehi, la fabrique de l’art et de l’histoire in the framework of Marrakech’s sixth biennale (February – May 2016). Her research bears on the constitution modalities of art history in Morocco during the sixties and seventies.
Morad Montazami is an art historian and curator. His research explores Arab, African, and Asian modernisms in the context of the Zamân Books & Curating platform, of which he is founder and which includes contributors such as Madeleine de Colnet, with whom he designed the New Waves exhibition. He has published essays notably on Farid Belkahia, Bahman Mohassess, Hamed Abdalla, Zineb Sedira, and Latif Al Ani, among others. He has curated the exhibitions ARABÉCÉDAIRE Hamed Abdalla, and Behjat Sadr: Dusted Waters at The Mosaic Rooms (2018), Bagdad Mon Amour at the Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris (2018), Fugitive Volumes: Faouzi Laatiris and the INBA Tetouan at the Musée Mohammed VI d’art moderne et contemporain, Rabat (2016), and co-curated the exhibition Unedited History: Iran 1960-2014 at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris and MAXXI, Rome (2014-2015).