Btihal Remli, The Djinn Diaries

7 – 30.05.2021

Childhood stories about evil Djinn lead the artist, Btihal Remli, to Morocco to explore these supernatural beings. She follows the clues and tales of the people who introduce her to their world of Djinn. Following no narrative, the exhibition presents visual notes from the artist’s three-year research. Writing, illustrations, video, photographs and artifacts are installed in the space and tell with a visual restraint and clarity about the search for the Djinn.

Curated by Rosanna D’Ortonna
The exhibition is part of Photoszene United 


Btihal Remli ( b. 1987, Germany) is a visual storyteller focused on art and documentary photography. Based in Morocco, where her family is originally from, Btihal explores stories related to identity, religion and belief, gender and socio-cultural representation in her home country. She has also attempted to convey the juxtaposition between her German identity and Moroccan deeply rooted origins.


Kulturamt der Stadt Köln