Following earlier residency projects at the Al Riwaq art space in Manama, Mo Reda continues his projects under the title “I am the other” in the Kiosko art space in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
From the email letter sent out by Kiosko: ‘Kiosko is glad to invite you to our activities and to keep you posted on our collaboration with Mo Reda.
Mo Reda is introducing his curatorial project “I am the other” in Bolivia following Kiosko’s invitation to collaborate with Bolivian artists in his residency.
The concept of “I am the other” has been developed in Bahrain in the ‘Alwan 338 Festival’ that took place in 2012 as part of the 7th annual Spring of Culture activities.
After taking the project to various countries, this is the first time for the curator Mo Reda to work in South America. Mo Reda’s residency and curatorial project at Kiosko, Bolivia, is the first collaborations between the Gulf and South American art scenes and we are hoping this to be a beginning of a flourishing exchange between the two regions.’
‘Artist and Curator en Residency
Within KIOSKO’s residency program the artist and curator Mohamed Reda (1977, Kuwait/Netherlands) realizes a curatorial project titled ‘I am the other’ in Bolivia.
Bolivian contemporary artists are invited to create works that explore the origins of the distancing and divisions between the self and the other based on social, political and religious significances.
Mo Reda’s residency at Kiosko is the first connection between an artist-curator from the Gulf region and an art space in Bolivia, or even in South America in general.
Kiosko initiated its international residency program for contemporary art in May 2007 with the aim to create a meeting space in Bolivia and provide opportunity for exchange between artists, researchers, theorists and curators from Bolivia and abroad.
We hope to generate further encounter, dialogue and exchange of knowledge and experience between the Middle East and South American region.’
‘MO REDA Kuwait / Holanda
Artista-Curador en residencia