Exhibition: Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage

This exhibition runs from Sun, 11th Oct 2020 to Sun, 28th Feb 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

4th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6pm)
5th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6pm)
6th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6pm)
8th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6pm)
9th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6pm)
10th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6pm)
11th Dec 2020  
(12pm - 6pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

The first major UK retrospective of works from the celebrated French-Moroccan photographer, video artist and activist Leila Alaoui.

Acclaimed for capturing the unseen stories of individuals and communities displaced by conflict and unrest, Alaoui’s photography offers an intimate portrait into the rich cultural identities and resilience of societies facing uncertain realities. The subjects of Alaoui’s works are pictured across the contemporary Mediterranean-landscape and beyond, from Syrian refugees fleeing civil war in Lebanon to young North Africans seeking an alternative future in Europe.

In 2016, whilst working on a women’s rights campaign with Amnesty International, Alaoui was caught in gunfire during a terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and three days later died of her wounds. Honouring Alaoui's photographic practice, the exhibition includes three of Alaoui’s defining series of works - Les Marocains, No Pasara and Natreen, as well as Alaoui’s final unfinished video work L’Île du Diable (Devil’s Island), exploring the lives of a 1960s generation of dispossessed migrant workers in France.

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