Initially /A.R.I.A/ is intended as a pilot to build dialogues and to create an on-going dynamic network across diverse international art communities with Algeria.
This program aims to provide opportunities for emerging and established artists from the Maghreb and beyond to conduct artistic and cultural research and production. /A.R.I.A/ will host resident artists and connect them with local and regional networks to facilitate the development of ideas related to the Algerian context.
This program aspires to project positive awareness and visibility of Algeria and its surroundings to global audiences. Description The idea of /A.R.I.A/ came about when artist Zineb Sedira met international artists who expressed an interest in visiting Algeria because of its history, politics and landscape, which very much connected to their artistic work. Most of them felt uncomfortable visiting the country as little is known about it.