Soukaina Aboulaoula and Lorén Elhili

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Soukaina Aboulaoula is a curator and program producer based in Marrakech. She is the co-founder and creative director of Untitled duo, a platform functioning as a curatorial collective and an art direction agency since December 2017 in Marrakech. Most recently Soukaina has served as Arts programme virtual exhibition curator at Sheffield DocFest 2021, and is currently co-curating a special international project for New Art Exchange around expanded notions of artistic education. 

Being awarded the COARC/Mellon Art History fellowship in 2021, she is also currently conducting a three year research project exploring the various narratives of modern art in Morocco and how they shape the interpretations of contemporary art practices. 

Lorén Elhili is an independent curator and arts organiser informed by the social and psychic effects of her own embodiment as a working class woman, of mixed Moroccan and British heritage. Elhili leans on the frameworks of anti-colonial thought and cultural hybridity with a practice that is committed to platforming the imagination(s) of minoritarian contemporary art practices that can build horizons and structures for allowing us to think and dream together outside of imperialist and hyper capitalist conditions. She has curated and organised projects at The Mosaic Rooms, Guest Projects, Iniva Arts, Somerset House Studios, Chisenhale Studios, Rich Mix London, AMP Gallery and The Women’s Art Library.  She is currently researching arts organising in North Africa, focusing on the informal art infrastructures that support social care and justice.