Grammar of the Earth
Soukaina Aboulaoula was born in 1993 in El Jadida, Morocco. She is currently studying for an MRes in Advanced Practices at Goldsmiths, University of London. An independent curator and researcher, she has worked at the Marrakech Museum of Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+), the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakech, Casablanca Biennale (2020), and Sheffield DocFest (2021). She was awarded the COARC/Mellon Art History fellowship in 2021, and is currently engaged in a three-year research project, in affiliation with the Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT), exploring the various narratives of modern art in Morocco and how they shape interpretations of contemporary art practices.
With curator and graphic designer Yvon Langué she founded Untitled duo, a curatorial collective and art direction agency, in 2017. Untitled duo collaborates closely with artists, cultural and creative businesses, and institutions to explore visual narratives through publications, websites, and visual identities. Most recently, Untitled duo curated If A Tree Falls In A Forest, Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (2022), an exhibition exploring the topics of perception, representation, and knowledge within photography in Africa.