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Bergen Assembly Announces Saâdane Afif as Convener


For its fourth edition taking place in 2022, Bergen Assembly has appointed the artist Saâdane Afif as convener.

Saâdane Afif has since the early 2000s gained international recognition for his practice of creating and instigating thematic projects that move across a multiplicity of formats, media and institutional frameworks. Through numerous collaborative structures with practitioners from different disciplines, his motifs develop over time through interaction and response, constantly generating and embracing new contributions to the work.

Saâdane Afif (b. 1970, Vendôme, France), lives and works in Berlin.

               Exhibitions include This is Ornamental, Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Austria (2018); Paroles, Wiels Brussels, Belgium (2018); The Fountain Archives, Foundation Jumex, Mexico, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco, and Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2017 and 2019) and Anthologie de l’Humour Noir, Museum für Moderne Kunst – MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt, and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010 and 2013).

His work was included in documenta 12 (2007), 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014), Marrakech Biennale 2014 (2014),  56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2015),  1st and 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2005, 2015) and Taipei Biennial (2016).

He received the Prix International d’Art Contemporain de la Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (2006), Prix Marcel Duchamp (2009), Preis der Günther-Peill-Stiftung (2012) and the Prix Meurice pour l’art contemporain (2015).