Sido Lansari is a multidisciplinary artist. He was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco. In 2014, he moved to Tangier and joined Cinémathèque de Tanger where he was the director until September 2022. Based currently in Lyon, his artistic practice revolves around questions related to identity, gender and sexuality by exploring the blind spots of memory, from the point of view of linguistic, craft or archival heritage. Through mediums such as embroidery, photography and video, he interrogates a collective narrative to construct individual reflection and memory.

This residency is made possible with support from Mophradat. In addition to a wider programme of commissions and fellowships, Mophradat partners with international organisations to establish residency opportunities for artists, curators, musicians, and writers from the Arab world.

Image: Sido Lansari, Sissy That Walk, embroidery, 2016 (image courtesy of the artist).