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#8M24 – Group exhibition “JOURNEY TO MATRIA”.

For the second consecutive year, on International Women’s Day, the Euro-Arab Foundation brings back to the Euro-Arab Foundation the exhibition JOURNEY TO MATRIA, a collective exhibition of 14 artists convened for this commemoration of the vindication of equal rights, values and culture of the feminine.

Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., in the courtyard of the Euro-Arab Foundation.

This exhibition, organised by the Euro-Arab Foundation and the Research Group ‘HUM 211: The medium as a dynamic factor in the didactic practice of Art, is curated by Juan García Villar, professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Granada, and presents a group exhibition of 14 authors who reflect on the need for real equality between women and men in our societies.

With a great diversity of languages, techniques and supports, VIAJE A MATRIA presents different works by 14 artists using pictorial, sculptural, digital, graphic, photographic and video-creation techniques.

The exhibition can be visited at the Euro-Arab Foundation from March 6th to April 5th, from Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm; Friday mornings only and closed on weekends and public holidays.

The artists of VIAJE A MATRIA are:

Javier Álamo, Concha Arenas, Belén Esturla, Juan Ramón Fernández Puñal, Helia García Arenas, Miguel García Cobo, Miguel Hurtado, Javier Mena, Eva Pérez Cano, Rosa María Ponce, David Sánchez, Alicia Soriano, Antonio Travé and Juan García Villar.


Exhibition “A Shelter for Refugees in Atalbeitar. An Opportunity for Peace”

Exhibition “A Shelter for Refugees in Atalbeitar. An Opportunity for Peace”.

The Exhibition is coordinated by Francisco del Corral and Miguel Martinez, Professors at the University of Granada. During a whole week, from 17 to 25 May, 2016, the Exhibition displays different projects carried out by students of Architectural Projects 2 of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of the University of Granada.

The exhibition displays several projects belonging to Thi Thanh Nguyen Binh, Laura Pastor Rodriguez, Paula Garcia Cerpa, Maria del Mar Acosta, Lourdes Durban, Salome Ruiz Gomez, Gerardo Peregrin, Cornelia Laule, Lena Jaeger, Laura Munoz Gonzalez, Ana Mateos Terron, Antonio Conde Garrido and Maria del Pilar Jimenez Garcia.

The Exhibition is organized by the University of Granada(link is external)the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Granada(link is external)the University Institute of Peace and Conflict Research(link is external)the Department of Semitic Studies(link is external)the Provincial Council of Granada – Provincial Tourism Board of Granada(link is external) and the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies.

Period of Exhibition:

  • From 17 to 25 May, 2016.
  • Visiting hours: From Monday to Thursday, from 09h00 to 14h00 and from 17h00 to 20h00. Friday only during morning, from 09h00 to 14h00.

Esta exposición se enmarca en la II Jornadas sobre Interculturalidad y Paz a través de la arquitectura(link is external), que se celebran en Granada en el mes de mayo bajo el lema ‘Abordando la injusticia espacial. Estrategias y herramientas de proyecto’.


IGUMDAN Extends its Exhibition Period till 13 May, 2016

Inaugurated on 7 April, 2016, IGUMDAN extends its exhibition period till 13 May, 2016, at the Euro-Arab Foundation. The Amazigh plastic artist, Khalid Assallami, presents through his work his new creations, heritage of secular traditions that arise from research in the tradition of Amazigh signs and symbols.

The works which Assallami presents during this April Exhibition at the Euro-Arab Foundation represent certain questions regarding the human body and its unknown face. Those questions, regarding the most intimate aspects of males and females, address the audience who view his work.

The Exhibition is open to the public at the Euro-Arab Foundation from 7 to 29 April, 2016, from Monday to Thursday mornings (from 09h00 to 14h00) and evenings (from 17h00 to 20h00), and Fridays morning hours only (from 09h00 to 14h00).

The Author and his Work


Plastic artist, born in Agadir (Morocco). Assallami enjoys certain passion for art which he first knew and later developed within his family, Mourabih, who are well-known in the world of painting and theatre and totally devoted to cinema.

As Hassan Bikich would say, the works this Amazigh artist is presenting in Granada are made of his most preferred material: wood, iron and soil. Through these natural and live materials, Assallami retains this traditional art whose secret is owned by the Amazigh woman and which tends to be lost nowadays due to rural exodus, on the one hand, and, on the other, the development of a modern economy that does not favor preserving this authentic art.

This work also evokes the Amazigh identity which calls for a burst of pride and reconciliation.

Wood, iron and soil are instruments for work and, also, for communication, especially in a world where human beings tend towards safeguarding the environment and aiding the survival of the heritage of indigenous people. Upon those pillars, Assallami trims, sculpts, carves, paints, assembles, varnishes, fragments and restores.


IGUMDAN – Renaissance of a Shared Myth.

Igumdan or Two Shores is the scenario of multiple births. The history of this Mediterranean basin has highly contributed to the progress of humanity, as well as to the creation, domination and emancipation of thought.

On both sides of the river or the basin, Berbers have cultivated different fields with so much care and serenity. Igumdan represents the symbol of fertility and diversity.

Andalusia is an ideal example of this harmonious transfer, signed by creative hands proceeding from the Maghreb.

The Amazigh thought has always been linked to land, to the history of the ancestors. Hence, this culture, this language, those myths, all those aesthetic symbols and values are hidden in the skills, behavior and way of living and communicating.

However, the disappearance of the great mythologies, which we would not know about for lack of written documents, is indisputable. This is exactly what’s happening with the Berber mythology which has always been transferred orally and which has been suffering from loss, especially after the arrival of Islam.

The idea of this exhibition, proceeding from the South, is to give a chance, an opportunity of life to that mythology and those Berber beliefs which have influenced, as well as been influenced, by other beliefs of near neighboring towns.


Exhibition ÓPERA MANÍA by Raimundo Iáñez. Inauguration on Thursday, 3, 2016.

Raimundo Iáñez has developed a deeply coherent itinerary during his artistic career, mainly experimental, through drawing paths and his special technique of mixing ink with oil. His thematic core has always been the human being.

Among the collection he presents at the Euro-Arab Foundation, from 3 to 24 March, titled Ópera Manía, Raimundo has always been inspired by the opera with his personal mania for duets like, for example, the Tosca by Giacomo Puccini or Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin.

His work is meticulous and delicate, a mix of authentic art and sweet crafts, like a silversmith who handles perfectly his chisel. The essence of his art lies within the literary and musical iconicity, among a brilliant purity of lines and a range of neutral colors, like the grisaille, which creates a sense of sculptural relief.

This is seen in all of his current works, inspired in operas like the Flying Dutchman, an opera buffa par excellence by Gioachino Rossini; The Valkyrie by Richard Wagner, inspired by the Norse mythology, etc. twelve beautiful pictures with simply crafted frames, work of the artist Nino Vivo.

Raimundo’s painting includes figurative elements which reflect a dreamlike, surreal world, like big part of the operas which inspire him. It is all full of musicality and poetry, with a continuous rising pace, among human silhouettes with their defined, evocative features due to their impersonality. In short, it is the aesthetics of his plastic art.

You can visit the exhibition at the Euro-Arab Foundation from 3 to 24 MARCH, 2016.

Schedule: Mondays to Thursdays, from 09h00 to 14h00, Fridays only mornings (From 09h00 to 14h00).


‘ISLAMIC SOCIETIES’. Inauguration of the Exhibition by Juan Alberto Casado


Photographic Exhibition by Juan Alberto Casado

30 photographs

15 countries

1 objective: Bring Cultures Closer

In an increasingly globalised and interconnected world, the urgent need to learn how to coexist in an intercultural society is more and more hastened. Hence, knowing the ‘other’ becomes an indispensable issue as a previous step towards understanding him, tolerating him and engaging him in our societies, together with interacting with him towards a more just and egalitarian world.


Juan Alberto Casado graduated in Communication Sciences and holds a Master’s Degree of Culture of Peace, Conflicts, Education and Human Rights from the University of Malaga. Casado is a photographer, a writer with a critical spirit, a fan of movement and change, as well as a traveler with a constant desire of abandoning the darkness of ignorance.

Juan Alberto Casado started ‘The Road Provides’ project approximately three years ago. This project is aimed mainly at the issue of social awareness which has evolved until converting into an antidote to intolerance, injustice, xenophobia, racism and the constant fear of the unknown. In this globalized world in which we live, promoting this kind of projects becomes an essential task for strengthening the Culture of Peace, as well as our common future.

The author has spent much time during the last 4 years crossing unknown parts of the planet, scarcely recommended according to some. Among the 54 countries which he visited (including Palestine, Kurdistan, Tibet and French Guiana), he was particularly interested in those who had a majority presence of Muslim believers. 


The current exhibition offers images relating stories that call on us to reflect on our prejudices and preconceived ideas, showing that human beings share, above all, a set of universal values, like, for example, the pursuit of happiness, love, friendship and peace.

In an increasingly globalised and interconnected world, the urgent need to learn how to coexist in an intercultural society is more and more hastened. Hence, knowing the ‘other’ becomes an indispensable issue as a previous step towards understanding him, tolerating him and engaging him in our societies, together with interacting with him towards a more just and egalitarian world.

This mission faces the eternal obstacle of fear. Those fears sheltered by ignorance, nurtured by myths and rumors, and whipped up by mass media. With current phenomena like immigration, refugee exodus and international terrorism, it is necessary to analyze the exaggerated bad press which nurtures our Eurocentric imaginary against some Muslim countries and societies in order to contrast this information with real facts.

Hence, the exhibition is born out of this vital necessity. With these photographs, the author brings closer small corners which represent Muslim cultures and societies, daily moments, games and professions, little kids and elderly people, with the idea of bringing closer a more realistic image that promotes rapprochement between cultures.

Exhibition period:

  • From 11 until 26 February, 2016.
  • Schedule: From Monday to Thursday from 09h00 to 14h00 and from 17h00 to 20h00. Friday only mornings.

The exhibition “Francophones at the Megaphone” opened for visitors till January, 29

After an international tour, the painter and poster designer, Angela Magnatta, discloses its collection of posters to the public in Granada. Her work focuses on designing posters as works deprived totally from any kind of message that relates them to propaganda and publicity. 

The sample “Francophones at the Megaphones: Women Portraits” presents 15 posters whose aim is introducing female heroines, pioneers, fighters, human rights defenders, as well as ‘invisible’, unknown and forgotten women.

This work is a tribute to women, recalling their struggles, merits, realities and dreams.

You can visit the exhibition at the Euro-Arab Foundation’s headquarters till Friday, 29 January, from Monday till Thursday during morning and evening working hours, and Fridays till 15.00.

You can find in the Euro-Arab Foundation’s blog some of Angela Magnatta’s work exhibited there.