Virginie Bobin

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Virginie Bobin often works collectively, at the crossroads between curatorial and editorial practices, pedagogy and translation. Her research project for the PhD-in-Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (2018-2023) focusses on the political and affective stakes of translation in postcolonial France. In 2018, she co-founded (with Victorine Grataloup), the editorial and curatorial platform Qalqalah قلقلة, dedicated to the production, translation and circulation of artistic, theoretical and literary research in French, Arabic and English ( In parallel, she collaborated with artist Mercedes Azpilicueta on her long-term project Bestiario de Lengüitas (2017-2023), leading up to a series of workshops, exhibitions and a publication. She has worked for international artistic institutions, including Villa Vassilieff and Bétonsalon – Center for Art & Research in Paris (2014-2018), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam (2013-2014), Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (2010-2013) and Performa, the New York Biennial of Performing Arts (2009). She was also an Associate Editor for Manifesta Journal (2011-2013) and has edited several collective publications. She regularly works as a translatress from English to French for museums and art centers.

Photo by Nour Bobin Soussi Chiadmi