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The Azahar Project / الزهر: An artistic intervention in Casa Árabe Córdoba’s courtyards

From May 02, 2023 until December 31, 2023 The installation can be visited during the headquarters’ regular opening hours.
Casa Árabe’s Palm Courtyard (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). The installation can be visited during the headquarters’ regular opening hours. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

Coinciding with the Cordoba Festival of Courtyards, from May 2 to 14, Casa Árabe will be joining in this celebration by hosting a mural painting intervention in its own courtyards, carried out by artists from Cordoba and Morocco.

The Azahar Project / الزهر is an initiative by Casa Árabe that arose as a result of its artist-in-residency program. Taking advantage of the Cordoba Courtyard Festival of 2023, Casa Árabe is joining the celebration with an artistic intervention inside one of our courtyards. This time around, however, “dressing up” the courtyard will involve the creation of a mural installation, by two artists from the city of Casablanca and two artists from the city of Cordoba.

The goal of this project is to combine all the main features of this celebration: dedication, sharing, working together with a community and exhibiting that work to society.

Azahar / الزهر shows us features in the brotherhood between the two shores of the Strait; a common origin felt in both societies which the project attempts to highlight through this art project, curated by Marcos de la Fuente.

The intervention can be visited during the creative process and thereafter, on the dates of the Festival, starting on May 2.

Exceptionally for this occasion Casa Árabe will be extending its opening hours to the public on the weekends of May 6, 7, 13 and 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
The Azahar Project / الزهر: An artistic intervention in Casa Árabe Córdoba’s courtyards
Work In Progress
Almudena Castillejo
An illustrator, visual artist, muralist and curator, Castillejo is an honorary contributor to the
University of Cordoba’s “Ingenia” Culture and Technology Classroom. Most of her work deals with drawing, painting and murals. Her most commonly repeated leitmotiv is that of the portrait. The settings and the elements most commonly represented in her work are the sea and those deeply connected to her roots.

Ayoub Abid (NORMAL)
Ayoub Abid is a multidisciplinary artist of Moroccan origin educated in graphic design and fine arts in Morocco and the United Kingdom. He has worked as a mural artist and illustrator for Jidar, L’Uzine, Cairo Comic and Hiba Lab, and since 2015 he has taken part in different artist-in-residency programs at the French Institute in Agadir, L’Uzine in Casablanca, GAO Cooperazione Internazionale in Rome and Tabakalera in San Sebastián. Geometric forms, color and his roots are the main elements in his work.

Clara Gómez Campos
A painter and creator from Cordoba educated at the Fine Arts School in Seville, Gómez Campos has contributed to various art projects in the Department of Painting. She has held 43 exhibitions in all, including one held at the Autonomous Regional Government of Andalusia’s INICIARTE space in Cordoba, titled “TÉMPERA SOBRE PAISAJE,” an elaborate representation of consumer society and its contemporary icons such as food, advertising and women, without leaving out her love for art history, as reflected in the backgrounds of her works through pictures of uninhabited paradise by flamboyant painters.

Mohamed Touirs (Ed Oner)
Originally from Casablanca and trained in graphic design and the applied arts, Mohamed Touirs, also known as Ed Oner, is one of the most important figures in Morocco’s graffiti art scene. Founder of the first Meeting of Moroccan Graffiti Writers and the graphic art collective Taraza, Ed Oner has participated several times in urban art events and festivals in Morocco and Tunisia. Ed, as he is known, insistently explores the mix between the representation in drawing on his notebook, the simplicity of the hand-drawn portrait and the eloquence of mural graffiti. Ed Oner is constantly exploring graphic and aesthetic universes such as comics, illustration and painting.

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