Noorderlicht International Photography Festival
“Tell Me,” 8 Personal Stories on Cultural Identity (2020)
Installation Photos: Hanne Van der Velde© 2020
The Young Curators show of the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2020 is curated by two artists: Sydney Rahimtoola (US, 1993) and Hanane El Ouardani (NL,1994), who took their own artistic positions as a starting point for the concept of ‘Tell me."
The eight artists come from very different parts of the globe and represent different spectrums of cultural identity. What they share is their flair for storytelling, which is inclusive and reflective of their world. Sometimes the artist’s stories clash, sometimes they complement each other. But that only conveys the richness and diversity of identity politics and highlights how this new generation of creative makers find ways for their narratives to coexist.
Bringing together these works in a group show creates a stage for the individual artists to inform each other and their audience. Not just about their personal and trans-historical stories, but also about the way in which they conduct research and convert these stories into visual art.
Curated by: Sydney Rahimtoola and Hanane El Ouardani
Featuring: Alicia Mersey (US)
Ilyes Griyeb (FR)
Karolina Wotjas (PL)
Malou Bumbum (DK/NL)
Randa Maroufi (FR)
Sarker Protick (BA)
Shadman Shahid (NL)
Description written by: Marc Knip
Thank you for the support, Robert-Jan Verjheiden.