The Marrakech Biennale’s Radical Decontextualization of International Artworks Raises Cultural, and Curatorial, Conflicts“, Blouin Artinfo, May 27, 2012

Mudbricks in the Desert“, The Reykjavik Grapevine, issue 5, 2012

Marrakech Biennale participant Juergen Mayer H. has been working on various projects in Georgia, Germany and Italy. He is also a finalist for the European Prize for Urban Public Space for his project Metropol Parasol.

Marrakech Biennale artist’s Eva Grubinger’s new book Decoy has been published by Sternberg Press.

Marrakech Biennale artist Juliana Leite has spent the past month in Utica, N.Y. as an artist in residence at Sculpture Space. Check out her new webpage.

Marrakech Biennale artist Karthik Pandian participates in La Triennale at Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Bienal de Marrakech2012 – I: Alto Atlas“,, 20/04/2012

La biennale de Marrakech” (in French), euronews, 10/04/2012

Высокий Атлас” (in Russian), Артхроника, 03/04/2012

“Higher Atlas” 4 Bienal de Marrakech: Dejen que les entretengan” (in Spanish), Camila y el Arte, 02/04/2012

Knyttneven i Marrakesh” (in Norwegian), Radio Nova, 02/04/2012

Månen over Marrakech” (in Norwegian), Morgenbladet, 15/03/2012

The Marrakech Biennale: with changing times come changing perspectives“, Your Middle East, 30/04/2012

Le Maroc honore l’art contemporain à Marrakech

Marrakech Drift“, Rhizome, 22/03/2012

Report from Morocco“, Critical Inquiry, 03/2012

The Marrakech Biennale: Experiences of Contemporary Morocco“, Dazed & Confused, February 2012

La Biennale de Marrakech 2012 by Made in Marrakech

Morocco Modern“, Glass, 16/03/2012

Moroccan Role“, The Vogue blog, 20/03/2012

Marrakech Art Biennale: Higher Atlas“, stylesight, 06/03/2012

Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas“, Nowness, 18/03/2012

Contemporary art gives new life to a modernist ruin“, The Daily Star, 17/03/2012

Biennale de Marrakech – voir le monde autrement” (in French), Diptyk, no. 14, February-March 2012


Sta arrivando la primavera in Marocco?” (in Italian), Artribune, March/April 2012

Higher Atlas: The Marrakech Biennale [4] in context” (in Spanish), Camila y el Arte, 18/03/2012

Higher Atlas – Marrakech Biennale“, THE STIMULEYE, 14/03/2012

Marrakech Biennale: Foreigners dominate Moroccan art festival“, BBC News, 13/03/2012

Marrakech Nights“, Interview, 03/2012

Inspirierender Orient – Die vierte Kunst-Biennale in Marrakesch“,, 08/03/2012

L’Orient, source d’inspiration – La quatrième Biennale d’art de Marrakech“,, 08/03/2012

Vanessa Branson and the 4th Marrakech Biennale“,, 01/03/2012

Marrakech Biennale looks North“, Africa is a Country, 02/03/2012

The Marrakech Biennale 2012“, The View from Fez, 02/03/2012

Marrakech, the Biennale and two Bees“, Harper’s Bazaar, 07/03/2012

Barkow Leibinger Installation at Marrakech Biennale“, bustler, 08/03/2012

Barkow Leibinger Installation at Marrakech Biennale“, Archinect, 08/03/2012

Marrakech Biennale 4“, Frieze, 08/03/2012

Center Stage“, Artforum, 08/03/2012

For Moroccans, Biennale Opened Some Secret Spaces“, IHT Rendezvous, 08/03/2012

Higher Atlas: l’art en haute voltige“, Le soir, 05/03/2012

Following up with the Marrakech Biennial“, Blouin Artinfo, 05/03/2012

Culture with Rob Bound“, Monocle 24 Radio, edition 21, 05/03/2012

Marrakech Biennale“, dwell, 06/03/2012

Installation by Barkow Leibinger Architects at the Marrakech Biennale“, Wallpaper, 06/03/2012

Maroc Biennale de Marrakech on 2M

The Strand“, BBC World Service, 05/03/2012

Embrouillamini Autour d’une vente d’œuvres de Honegger” (in French), Le Quotidien de L’Art, 05/03/2012

Bericht uit Marrakesh: On Geometry and Speculation” (in Dutch),, 05/03/2012

La gaia Biennale di Marrakech” (in Italian), il Giornale, 04/03/2012

Bericht uit Marrakesh: Cyber Park & Koutoubia moskee” (in Dutch),, 04/03/2012

La primavera di Marrakech” (in Italian), Max Magazine, March edition

Bericht uit Marrakesh: Theatre Royal & Koutoubia moskee” (in Dutch),, 03/03/2012

Bericht uit Marokko: de opening van de Marrakesh Biennale” (in Dutch),, 02/03/2012

Marrakesh’s White Elephant Becomes an Art Star“, IHT Rendezvous, 02/03/2012

5TH Marrakech Biennale opens in Morocco“, whitewall, 02/03/2012

Biennale Amid the Souks and the Arab Spring“, IHT Rendezvous, 01/03/2012

Berliner Kunst orientiert sich gen Marrakesch“, (in German) BZ, 29/02/2012

Luca Pozzi: an artist tied up in string theory“, NewScientist, 27/02/2012

Marrakesh Biënnale: Geeft Marokko zich over?” (in Dutch), Kunstbeeld, 03/2012

Une Biennale de proximité“, Le soir, 27/02/2012

Culture : 4ème édition de la biennale de Marrakech à partir du 29 fevrier“, EMarrakech, 24/02/2012

Carson Chan «Mettre en avant la diversité des expressions»” (in French), Actuel, 24/02/2012

Marrakech à l’heure de sa Biennale” (in French), Les Échos, 24/02/2012

Une Biennale qui s’annonce bien!” (in French), Made in Marrakesh, 24/02/2012

Marrakech Biennale 2012“, Departures, 23/02/2012

Mannfólkið er mitt áhugamál – Elín Hansdóttir talar fimm tungumál og býr nú í Marrakech” (in Icelandic), SMUGAN, 19/02/2012

Culture Fest: Marrakech Biennale“, Arise magazine, 18/02/2012

Portrait of an Artist: Younes Baba-Ali“, Arise magazine, 18/02/2012

Marrakech Biennale 2012“, La Tribune de Marrakech, 18/02/2012

Buy “A Sense of Direction” on Amazon! Check out Marrakech Biennale writer, Gideon Lewis-Kraus‘s book, which was just recently published.

“If David Foster Wallace had written Eat, Pray, Love, it might have come close to approximating the adventures of Gideon Lewis-Kraus. A Sense of Direction is the digressively brilliant and seriously hilarious account of a fellow neurotic”s wanderings, and his hard-won lessons in happiness, forgiveness, and international pilgrim fashion.”
— Gary Shteyngart

“Gideon Lewis-Kraus has written a very honest, very smart, very moving book about being young and rootless and even wayward. With great compassion and zeal he gets at the question: why search the world to solve the riddle of your own heart?”
— Dave Eggers

“This is a brilliant meditation on what the spiritual and fraternal and paternal and communal might mean to a person right now, fueled as it is by the funny, thorny, dreamy, generous, cranky, rigorous, truth-seeking voice of Gideon Lewis-Kraus. For the sake of whatever force or idea or feeling sustains you, make a pilgrimage to your nearest bookstore and buy the goddamn book.”
— Sam Lipsyte

Marrakech Preview“, Artforum, January 2012

Marrakech Biennale artists, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, will be exhibiting at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. The exhibition opens on February 22nd, and will also feature work from: Claude Bragdon, Robert Breer, Bruce Conner, Alan Crosland Jr., Marcel Duchamp, Oskar Fischinger, Charles Howard Hinton, František Kupka, John McCracken, Ib Melchior, Melvin Moti, Jean Painlevé, Gaston de Pawlowski, Maï Thu Perret, Christian Sampson, Fred Vaësen.

Marrakech Biennale artist, Aleksandra Domanovic, will open a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel on March 31. She has made a new, large-scale work for the Biennale, which will be on view at the Cyber Parc, Marrakech.

some like it hot“, i-D Magazine, 24/01/2012

Marakes Bienali” (in Turkish), Gencsanat Art Magazine, 02/2012

4ème édition du 29 février au 4 mars 2012, pour voir la vie en ocre“, Aufait, 03/02/2012

Carson Chan talks to Alexander Forbes about how the Arab Spring has influenced exhibition making, Artinfo, 12/12/2011

Marrakech Biennale mentioned in the New York Times, 09/12/2011

Vanessa Branson talks about Maroccean culture issues and traditions,, 12/11/2011.

Sanfte Querulantin“, article by Kristine Bilkau, FT Germany, 11/2011.

Six of the best biennales“, British Airways highlife, 11/2011.

Art Initiatives in Morocco at Artissima Fair 2011, featuring Mario Cristiani (Galleria Continua), Redha Moali (Dar al Mam’un), and Nadim Samman (Marrakech Biennale), 11/2011.

Biennial curator Carson Chan interviewed by Silvia Franceschini for the Klat Magazine blog, 10/2011.

Official Fringe Projects application form for Marrakech Biennale 2012, 08/2011.

Marrakech Biennial at Art Basel 42

Marrakech Biennale founder and president, Vanessa Branson and Marrakech Biennale 2012 curator, Carson Chan, with Abaseh Mirvali and Princess Alia Al-Senussi discuss the upcoming exhibition. 06/2011.

Press Release, February 2011
The Marrakech Biennale organizing committee is proud to announce the appointment of Nadim Samman and Carson Chan as curators of the forthcoming Biennale. The 4th edition of this event, which will open on February 29th 2012, will be held for the first time at the historic El Badi Palace and throughout the former Imperial city. The title of the main exhibition is Higher Atlas. The exhibition will be open for two months.