Lea Morin

Field of Practice:

Humanities

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Morocco

Year:

2017, 2018, 2019

Born 1985 in France.

Curator and independent researcher, Lea Morin is co-founder and director of the Atelier de l’Observatoire (Art and Research) in Casablanca/Morocco. A graduate of FEMIS (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son, Paris/France), she was formerly programmer and director of the Cinémathèque de Tanger.

Her practice primarily focuses on the conceptualisation and realisation of shared spaces for research, taking the form of workshops, seminars, exhibitions, screenings, publications, film restoration, preservation projects and educational programs. Her research explores archives, history and film heritage from North Africa, seeking to trace possible historiographies based on the absent, disappeared or forgotten.

Her recent projects include the Madrassa training program in curation (Casablanca-Amman-Alexandria-Algiers, 2017); the seminar Reactivating our shared utopias and forgotten narratives (Betonsalon, Paris, 2017) for the Kibrit platform; The Greenhouse and Collective Museum (public spaces, Casablanca, 2016) with the artist Mohamed Fariji, and Something to Generate From, an exhibition and series of talks (Kunsthal Aarhus, 2016) with Madrassa Collective.

In 2016, she was awarded a research grant from CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques).