Since 2004, Bidoun has filled a gaping hole in the arts and culture coverage of the Middle East, pioneering a distinctive voice that is intelligent, critical, and original. From the beginning, Bidoun has served as a platform — for new questions, images, and ideas about the Middle East. To date, their projects have included a range of pursuits: curatorial initiatives, educational programs, artist commissions, talks, tours, performances, books, an itinerant library, and an online archive of avant-garde media.
As part of an ongoing partnership with the Serpentine Gallery's Centre for Possible Studies and Bidoun, Delfina Foundation hosted Babak Radboy (Creative Director), Negar Azimi (Senior Editor) and Michael Vazquez (Senior Editor) at different times throughout the summer of 2011 while The Bidoun Library traveled to the Serpentine Gallery.
Founded in 2009, The Bidoun Library is a peripatetic resource of books, periodicals and ephemera developed by Bidoun. While in joint residence at the Serpentine, Bidoun continued to investigate the diverse histories of printed matter related to the Middle East, as well as explore the swiftly changing state of libraries in London. The creative team also launched a special issue of Bidoun magazine produced during the revolution in Egypt.
For more information on the Serpentine's programme with Bidoun, please click here.