Art Exhibition – Meriem Bennani: Life on the CAPS

18/06/2022 - 26/06/2022
All Day

Exhibition will continue to run until 4th September

Opening times: Tue – Sat 10am–6pm / Sun 11am–5pm

A contemporary art exhibition featuring two films created by New York-based Moroccan artist and storyteller Meriem Bennani who is known for entertaining use of projection and special effects video. A mixture of footage shot on phones and animation, the film imagines a future lived by inhabitants of a fictional refugee detention camp in the Atlantic ocean. With themes of migration and displacement the artist’s work asks questions about belonging, public gathering, ownership and resistance.


  • Venue: Nottingham Contemporary Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB (We are the big green and gold building on the corner. Nearest tram stop is Lace Market)
  • Hosted by: Nottingham Contemporary with the Red Cross
  • Notes: Party on the CAPS film is subtitled (English) with multiple languages spoken throughout. Film length is 25 mins 28 secs. Life on the CAPS film is subtitled (English). Film length is 34 mins. The gallery spaces are dark with loud sound-staff are on hand to support visitors. Written exhibition notes are available in Arabic, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi and Chinese.
  • Booking: No booking required. Drop in free anytime Tuesday – Saturday 10am–6pm and Sunday 11am–5pm. We are closed on Mondays. If you prefer to visit at less busy quiet times, please visit Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5pm-6pm or Thursdays and Fridays 10am-11am.