Exhibition maker and an independent curator

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Anissa Touati is a French exhibition maker and an independent curator trained as an archeologist. She also serves as the founding director of the cultural organization Octavia.

She is the Curator-at-large of Paris Internationale, the artistic director of the pavilion for a Mediterranean nation of the Biennial of Lagos 2023 (Nigeria) and the curator in chief of the launch of the Thalie Foundation in Arles. She is the former artistic director of Contemporary Istanbul, for which she built a program reflecting on the question of Mediterraneism and the former associate director of the Chalet Society in Paris.

Since 2021, She is a committee member of the MAH Geneva, a member of the aquisition committee of the FRAC Corse, a member of the final jury of Paris-Malaquais higher school of architecture and a nominator to The Sovereign African Art Prize, South Africa.