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MOCA Artist Film Series: Zineb Sedira

Still from Dreams Have No Titles, 2022. Courtesy the artist, Mennour, Paris and Goodman Gallery, London.

MOCA Artist Film Series: Zineb Sedira
Dreams Have No Titles, 2022, 24 min.


MOCA Artist Film series is an active and dynamic platform for the presentation of artist films. Inspired by film and video works in MOCA’s renowned collection, the series offers engaging and notable screenings and live programs with MOCA collection artists and beyond. With presentations in the Ahmanson Auditorium, screenings and Q&As feature artists, historians, and critics in dialogue with special focus on experiments in long-form, narrative or feature-length films. Centered in the cinema capital of the world, these programs explore the critical issues of our time and our place.

Screening of Dreams Have No Titles, followed by a conversation with artist Zineb Sedira.

Using autobiographical narrative, fiction, and documentary, Zineb Sedira’s Dreams Have No Titles–her sprawling, award-winning contribution for the French Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale–addresses the history of avant-garde film production in Algeria during the 1960s and its impact on postcolonial movements and liberation struggles. In the film, Sedira mines Algeria’s cinema heritage through the archives of the Algerian Cinematheque, touching upon post-independence cinema in France, Italy, and Algeria and the so-called “Third-World” values and aesthetics these films adhered to.

The artist will be present for a post-screening conversation.

Zineb Sedira lives in London and works between Paris, Algiers and London.
The artist represented France at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022 and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2021. Sedira has exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Photographer’s Gallery (London, 2006); Bildmuseet (Sweden, 2010); Palais de Tokyo (France, 2010); [mac] musée d’Art contemporain (Marseille, 2010); Blaffer Art Museum, (Houston, 2013); Art On the Underground, (London, 2016); Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE, 2018); Beirut Art Center (Lebanon, 2018); Jeu de Paume, Paris and IVAM (Spain, 2019). She has also participated in group shows at Tate Britain (London, 2002); Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2004, 2009); Mori Museum (Tokyo, 2005); Musée d’Art Moderne of (Algiers, 2007); Brooklyn Museum (New York, 2007); Gwangju Museum of Art (South Korea) and the Centre Pompidou-Metz, (France, 2013); MMK Museum für Mordern Kunst (Germany, 2014); Power Plant (Toronto); Smithsonian (Washington, 2015); Guggenheim and Studio Museum (NY); Museum Colecao Berardo (Lisbon, 2016); MAC VAL (France, 2017) and Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2019). Also in biennials and triennials including the Venice Biennale (2001 and 2011); Limerick Biennial (Ireland 2001); ICP Triennial (New York, 2003); Sharjah Biennale (UAE, 2003 and 2007); Folkestone Triennial (UK, 2011); Thessaloniki Biennale (Greece, 2011), Prospect, New Orleans, (USA, 2016).

General admission to MOCA is free courtesy of Carolyn Clark Powers.

Together Thursdays courtesy of Cliff and Mandy Einstein.

All screenings are free with advance reservations. Tickets for each screening will be released on a rolling basis and become available up to 21 days in advance. MOCA Members enjoy early access to ticketing reservations.

The MOCA Artist Film Series is organized by Clara Kim, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, with Alitzah Oros, Public Programming Associate, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

MOCA Artist Film Series is presented by The Edward F. Limato Foundation.

Additional support is provided by and