Created in Rabat in 2018, Calypso36°21 is a women-led, French Morococan collective founded by Zoé Le Voyer, Justine Daquin, Manon Bachelier and Sanaa Zaghoud. 

Since its creation, the collective develops a curatorial, transdisciplinary, experimental and participative approach, allowing its members to act as curators, but also as researchers, producers and authors of original works within An itinerant research curatorial program imagined and produced by the collective, took place from 2019 to 2021.

The collective is named after the coordinates of Calypso Deep, the deepest point of the Mediterranean Sea, located in the Hellenic Trench in the Ionian Sea, 62.6 km south-west of Pylos in Greece. Calypso Deep maximum depth is 5 267 meters (16 770 ft). Its complete coordinates are 36°34′N 21°8′E.

Partners was made possible thanks to the support of its partners and collaborators. Our heartfelt thanks go to Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, which supported the research, production and communication of Without their support, the programme would not have been possible.

In Marseille: Manifesta 13 biennial ; The association AFLAM ; Coco Velten 

In Tangier: Mahal Art Space and Nouha Ben Yebdri ; The French Institute of Morocco ; The Minority Globe and Reuben Yemoh Odoi 

In Maastricht: The Jan van Eyck Academie and Hicham Khalidi is an itinerant curatorial research program exploring permanent liminality within mediterranean (fluid and solid) territories. Anchored between Morocco, France and the Netherlands, the program operates a collective and critical re-thinking of governance systems shaping these borderscapes. From 2018 to 2021, developed a series of collective exhibitions, workshops, publications and the production of original works.


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