Journalism

I write feature articles, exhibition reviews, essays, academic articles, grant applications, and a range of trade documents (letters, reports, etc.). 

Check out my newest publication: "Of Fortresses and Flows," published in IDEES Magazine in November 2020. The article presents the current landscape of arts and cultural mobility between North Africa, the Middle East and Europe, exploring the disjunctures between official discourse in favour of harmonious cultural relations in the Mediterranean space and the reality facing cultural practitioners from the Southern and Eastern shores.

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General interest

Recent publications: 

– The free way. Feature article on the freelance economy, published in CPA Magazine, December 2017.

– Millennial entrepreneurs. Web short feature, published on CPACanada.com, December 2017.

– The great exchange. Feature article on the sharing economy, published in CPA Magazine, April 2017.

– Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation. Web short feature, published on CPACanada.com, April 2017. [link no longer available]

– Here, there and everywhere. Web short feature, published on CPACanada.com, May 2016. [link no longer available]

– FAQs about digital nomadism. Web short feature, published on CPACanada.com, May 2016. [link no longer available]

Research & reports

Recent projects:

"Retracing Roots and Tracing New Routes: Mobility and Touring in North Africa." (October 2019). Commission from Art Moves Africa. I was responsible for the research (involving interviews with 90 artists and cultural operators across North Africa); writing the report; and coordinating the publication. 

– Research, writing and editing for the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for Artists and Cultural Professionals – Taiwan (2019 edition), presented by On the Move (forthcoming).

– Research, writing and editing for the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for Artists and Cultural Professionals – Africa (2018 edition), presented by On the Move and Art Moves Africa with the support of the British Council.

– French translation: Guide de financements pour la mobilité internationale des artistes et des professionnels de la culture – Afrique (édition 2018)

I was also responsible for the research, writing and translation of the 1st edition of the Guides, published in 2015 and supported by Korea Arts Management Service.

 

– Research, writing and editing for three forthcoming academic articles (2019), as part of the Internationally Educated Nurse Success: Leveraging Collaborative Partnerships project based at York University, Canada.

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Reviews

Performing arts:

- Soirée bénéfice au Centre des Musiciens du Monde. Published in The Art And Opera Review, May 4, 2019.

- Review of Dance me... by Ballets Jazz Montréal, performed at the Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal, on March 14, 2019. Published in The Art And Opera Review, March 17, 2019.

- Review of Xenos by Akram Khan, performed at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal, February 14, 2019. Published in The Art And Opera Review, February 16, 2019.

 

- Review of Giselle, performed at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal, September 22, 2018. Published in The Art And Opera Review, September 24, 2018.

– Review of Dans la solitude des champs de coton, performed at Usine C, Montréal, February 8, 2018. Published in The Art And Opera Review,February 12, 2018.

 

– Review of Hommage à la kora : Rencontre entre Derek Gripper et Zal Sissokho, performed at Le Gesú, Montréal, February 3, 2018. Published in The Art and Opera Review, February 7.

 

– Review of The Eternal Tides (Résurgences oniriques) by Legend Lin Dance Theatre, performed at the Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal, January 24, 2018. Published in The Art and Opera Review, January 28, 2018.

 

– Review of Les routes de l’esclavage by Jordi Savall, performed at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal, on November 14, 2017. Published in The Art and Opera Review, November 20, 2018.

 

– Review of Body and Soul Cabaret, performed at La Sala Rossa, Montréal on October 15, 2017, as part of the Festival Phénoména. Published in The Art and Opera Review, October 22, 2017.

– Review of Native Girl Syndrome by Lara Kramer, performed at Studio Espace Libre, Montréal, on March 14, 2016. Published in The Art and Opera Review, March 17, 2016.

 

– Review of Swan Lake by Dada Masilo, performed at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal on January 15, 2016. Published in The Art and Opera Review, January 18, 2016.

 

Visual arts:

– Parfum d’existence. Review of Africa, Africans – exhibition held at the Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil, May 25 – August 30, 2015. Published in the ZAM Chronicle #15, August 18, 2015.

– London Says Yes to Art, No to Artist. Review of 1:54 African Art Fair, held at Somerset House, London, UK, October 16 – 19, 2014. Published in the ZAM Chronicle #10, November 11, 2014.

Invisible Borders. Interview with Emmanuel Iduma and Emeka Okereke of the Invisible Borders collective. Published in the ZAM Chronicle #7, April 29, 2014.

 

– The End of Eating Everything. Review of Wangechi Mutu: a Fantastic Journey– exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, October 11, 2013 – March 9, 2014. Published in The ZAM Chronicle #6, March 17, 2014.

 

– On Surveying and Being Surveyed. Review of Jane Alexander – Survey(s): from the Cape of Good Hope, exhibition held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY, April 18, – July 29, 2013. Published on ZAM’s website on July 25, 2013. (link no longer available – see PDF)

 

Film & TV:

– Biafra Revisited. Review of Half of a Yellow Sun (dir. Biyi Bandele, 2014). Published in The ZAM Chronicle #9, September 9, 2014.

– Captain Phillips. Review of Captain Phillips (dir. Paul Greengrass, 2013). Published in The ZAM Chronicle #4, November 27, 2013.

 

– Generation of Change. Review of The New African Photography (Al Jazeera, 2013). Published in The ZAM Chronicle #1, June 25, 2013.