Theresa Traore Dahlberg at Cairo Off Biennale, Something Else III: Group-exhibition

23 November - 1 December 2023 

Cairo Off Biennale, Something Else III
Head curator: Simon Njami
Arranged by: Darb1718
Persistence Through Joy is curated by Power Ekroth and Sara Rossling


Theresa Traore Dahlberg’s Line of Light is on view in Cairo Off Biennale, Something Else III
which opened on November 23.
Inspired by the poet W.B. Yeats, Simon Njami asks ‘What Then?’ as an overarching curatorial framework that stresses it has always been foolish to think that others have already done the work for social change. The work is never done. In 2023, gathered at the historic Citadel in our current time of several global challenges, we look back at our ancestors’ actions to do something else about the future.
For each biennial, co-curators from different corners of the world are invited to create hubs under the biennial exhibition umbrella. While the responsibility to pick up on the question “What then?” ultimately lies on the audience, the invited curators Power Ekroth and Sara Rossling have formulated their take on it with the exhibition Persistence Through Joy, showing work by twelve artists based in Sweden: Afrang Nordlöf Malekian, Ida Idaida, Ikram Abdulkadir, Leif Holmstrand, Maxime Hourani, Salad Hilowle, Sigrid Holmwood, Valeria Montti Colque, Kateryna Seheda & Theresa Lekberg, Tamara de Laval, and Theresa Traore Dahlberg.
Following the logic of how the biennial operates, the exhibition Persistence Through Joy emphasizes the importance of coming together in public to express our thoughts, rights, and dreams, make acquaintances with strangers, and collectively celebrate and share joy to withstand challenges and difficulties.