An Algerian Painter in Morocco: The Transcolonial Career of Azouaou Mammeri


This talk traces the extraordinary and extraordinarily mobile career of Si Azouaou Mammeri, an Algerian painter renowned for his Orientalist depictions of North Africa who served for decades in the French colonial government in Morocco. Dr. Matsushita argues that, by situating him in a transcolonial context, we can tease out the ways that imperial systems sought to accommodate unstable, ambivalent subjects like Mammeri, and demonstrate that despite his service to French colonialism he nevertheless troubled empire in unique ways.