Frac Centre-Val de Loire | Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans
Director of Frac Centre-Val de Loire and artistic director of the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, Abdelkader Damani has led the Frac Centre-Val de Loire since September 1st, 2015. He trained in architecture at Oran (Algeria). On arriving in France in 1993, he studied art history and philosophy at the University Lyon 2 and Lyon 3. After having been in charge of art and architecture projects in the “Centre Culturel de Rencontre” of la Tourette (a Le Corbusier building), between 2007 and 2015 he led the “VEDUTA” program at the Biennale of Contemporary Art of Lyon. In 2014, he co-curated the Dakar Biennale (Our Common Futur, Dak’ART 2014). As Director of the Frac Centre-Val de Loire, he implemented the first Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans in 2017. In 2019, he was the General Curator of the first Rabat Biennale and the Co-Curator of the second Biennale of Architecture in Orléans.