Curated Highlights: Omar Berrada's Selection from 1-54 New York
Omar Berrada. Photo: Sarah Riggs
Omar Berrada is a writer and curator, and the director of Dar al-Ma’mûn, a library and artists residency in Marrakech. His work focuses on the politics of translation and intergenerational transmission. He curated the 2018 editions of Forum 1-54, in Marrakech and in New York. He is the author of the poetry collection Clonal Hum (2020), and the editor or co-editor of several books, including Album – Cinémathèque de Tanger, a multilingual volume about film in Tangier and Tangier on film (2012), The Africans, a book on migration and racial politics in Morocco (2016), and Ahmed Bouanani’s posthumous history of Moroccan cinema, La Septième Porte (2020). His writing was published in numerous exhibition catalogs and magazines, including Frieze, Bidoun, and Asymptote, as well as anthologies such as The University of California Book of North African Literature (2013) and Poetic Justice: An Anthology of Contemporary Moroccan Poetry (2020). Currently living in New York, he teaches at The Cooper Union where he co-organizes the IDS Lecture Series.
Below, discover Omar Berrada's selection of standout works from 1-54 New York.