Abdelkader Damani

Visual Arts - 2014
Head of Veduta at Biennale de Lyon, France, and Co-curator of Dakar Biennale 2014. Born in 1969 in Algeria, he trained in architecture at Oran. On his arrival in France in 1993, he studied art history and philosophy at the University Lyon 2 and Lyon 3. After being in charge of art and architecture projects during 5 years in the “Centre Culturel de Rencontre” of la Tourette (a monastery of Le Corbusier ), he has been leading since 2007 the "VEDUTA" platform at the Biennale of Contemporary Art of Lyon.  After a test launch of Veduta in 2007, he has implemented three editions working with Thierry Raspail, Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon and guest curators Hou Hanru (The Spectacle of the Everyday, Biennale 2009) , Victoria Noorthoon  (A terrible beauty is born, Biennale 2011), and Gunnar Gvaran (Meanwhile… Suddenly and Then, Biennale 2013). The next edition for 2015 is prepared with guest curator Ralph Rugoff.In 2014 he is co-curator of Dakar Biennale. He is also an independent curator.