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Aziza Harmel

Aziza Harmel (born 1985 in Tunis, Tunisia) is a curator and writer. She has worked at Documenta 14, Steirischer Herbst 2018, and elsewhere. In 2019 she co-curated a research program on curatorial knowledge, Qayyem, which migrated between Mass Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt), MMAG Foundation (Amman, Jordan), and Atelier Kissaria (Tangier, Morocco). She also co-curated, together with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Astrid Sokona Lepoultier, and Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, the 12th edition of Bamako Encounters in Bamako, Mali – the only photographic and lens-based art biennale on the African continent. This exhibition, entitled Streams of Consciousness, served as an invitation to think about the artistic practice of photography outside of the tight corset of the photographic. Since January 2020 she has been a part of the curatorial team of Kunsthalle Wien. Her work revolves around ghostly matters, regimes of visibility, secrecy, and public secrecy. She lives and works in Vienna, Austria.