Al-Tiba9 (الطباق) is an exhibition that plays with the impossible where complexity equates with simplicity and the organic, so the actual can "be".




Al-Tiba9 international contemporary art dedicated to the visual arts, in particular painting, sculpture, photography, video & net art and performance. Al-Tiba9 is an Algerian art project curated by independent Algerian curators "Collectif Asswad". Its aim to seize in a particular and intuitive way the social reality that consists of creating an interface between art and society.

For this reason, Al-Tiba9 curators established an annual international exhibition since 2013. It has grown and created year after year a network of collaborations with international artists from orient and western origins,  Museums and Galleries.

During its five editions, Al-Tiba9 curators have worked with established artists from different backgrounds in the international art scene and promoted emergent artists from paintings, photography, sculpture, installation, video & virtual art and performance.

Since 2015, the annual exhibition has been held at Bardo National Museum of Algiers, and it was extended to the western for its 5th edition that was held at "UPF -Pompeu Fabra" Cuitadella in Barcelona, Spain and it will continue for its next exhibitions at MAMA contemporary and modern art museum of Algiers, one of the most popular venues for contemporary art in Algeria and also in most popular capitals for art in Europe.




The Al-Tiba9 is a curated live exhibition project and participation is by invitation through the curators only. There is no open call nor a formal application process. Each artist is contacted by Al-Tiba9 curators about one or more artworks or a production of a new work related to the theme of the current edition.

However, there is an open call for emergent artists in more than one section that will be selected by the curators. Its aim is to promote and support the artists and their career by offering a range of opportunities.

Below the technical details:

works made with technical and stylistic freedom on any support.

Sculpture and Installation
works created with any organic or inorganic material, they can include sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements.

photographs on analog or digital support, photos including digital elaborations.

Video Art and Short films
videos, films, slow motion, time-lapse photgraphy made with any animation techniques on any digital and analog support.

Virtual Art
works entirely created using the computer or digital applications and devices in which the use of digital media plays a key role in the creative process and content.

Urban Art
works or projects of urban art, enhancement, street art and graffiti, in which the artistic intervention interacts with the urban area has been thought for, using any technique.


 Skall (France)

Performance works

Performances made by one or more artists, using any technique, expressive form and with the use of any support materials.

live performing

Performance artists perform live during the opening Ceremony, in a short or long duration version. 


About ACFW


Al-Tiba9 contemporary Fashion Weekend (ACFW) is a platform showcasing the emerging and established independent designers from the Arab world and around the globe who are connected with established contemporary perspectives in the fields of fashion, art, and performance and gives those creative artists a unique dimension on a global scale for their forward-thinking work.

Designers are encouraged to let their artistic energy grow and turn

creative visions into reality where the impossible become possible on the runway.

ACFW is a weekend of Fashion like no other! Blending contemporary fashion and performance art from around the globe with high profile designers, ACFW comes alive as part of the main edition with a weekend of performing runway shows, exhibitions, and more...

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