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Nancy Hanway, writer in residence

Nancy Hanway, writer in residence

Biography Nancy Hanway’s short fiction and creative non-fiction has been published in The Florida Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Willow Review, WomenArts Quarterly, Washington Square Review, and in many other journals in the U.S. and internationally. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and was a finalist for the McKnight Fellowship in Creative Prose. She has...
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Arabic calligraphy workshop with Sadik Haddari

Arabic calligraphy workshop with Sadik Haddari

Arabic calligraphy workshop with the artist Sadik Haddari (Morocco) Friday the 28th of April 2017 18h-20h Jiwar. C. Asturias 36, Pral. Metro Fontana 12€/person   The Moroccan artist and master Sadik Haddari will share the principes of the Arabic calligraphy. Explanations about its origine and practice with kalam (pen). Workshop for adults 12€/person. Obligatory inscription:...
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Sadik Haddari, calligrapher artist, performance in Plaça del Diamant

Sadik Haddari, calligrapher artist, performance in Plaça del Diamant

PERFORMANCE Saturday the 29th of April 12h-12h30 Plaça del Diamant   Sadik Haddari, calligrapher and visual artist (Morocco) is invited by Jiwar to offer to our neighbourhood a moment of retreat and beauty with the participation of the music of Bella Hang You are all invited. If rain, the performance is cancelled. About Sadik Haddari:...
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Iranian writer, Ghazaleh Hashemiazar

Iranian writer, Ghazaleh Hashemiazar

    Biography and Artist Statement  “I am Ghazaleh Hashemiazar, an Iranian writer who graduated from Karaj Islamic Azad University with a first class honors degree in Translation Studies in 2008. In 2011-2012 I moved to India to pursue higher education at the University of Pune where I got MA English with distinction. I was...
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Remembering Kubra Khademi

Remembering Kubra Khademi

  The Afghan performer Kubra Khademi was spontaneously chosen by Nau Côclea, Muga Caula and Jiwar after her unexpected arrival in Paris, this allowed her to escape from a context of constant threat and danger after her Armor performance (Armor) in the centre of Kabul in 2015. The networks of collaboration of the small structures...
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Emily Blackmore, visual artist

Emily Blackmore, visual artist

  Biography Emily Blackmore was born in Texas in 1987. She moved to London in 2016 to study at the University of East London’s MA Fine Art course. Emily has a BA in Communication from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and an MLS in Global Studies from Southern Methodist University. Both have informed her work with...
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Last Call Residency May - 2017

Last Call Residency May – 2017

Last call for artists and researchers May 2017 Jiwar Creation and Society is a residency based in Barcelona, in the heart of the Gracia district. Its basic philosophy concentrates on the right to intercultural mobility and its various aspects. Jiwar, meaning neighbourhood in Arabic, promotes the idea of interculturalism through a set of artistic events that...
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"Now we go to shopping malls in the way we used to go to church."

“Now we go to shopping malls in the way we used to go to church.”

“Now we go to shopping malls in the way we used to go to church.” Fátima Mortada A Penelope of the 21st Century. Like the character from The Odyssey, she weaves works that denounce social and gender injustice. The Lebanese artist Fatima Mortada left her studio in Beirut in order to come to Barcelona for...
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Open call: Portraits of Barcelona

Open call: Portraits of Barcelona

Portraits of Barcelona Open Call: LOOKING FOR 15-30 INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY LIVING IN BARCELONA WILLING TO HAVE THEIR PHOTO USED FOR THE PORTRAIT PROJECT. Deadline FRIDAY 14 APRIL. Jiwar artist in residence, Emily Blackmore, is gathering photo submissions to create an abstract portrait series featuring people who call Barcelona home. The goal of the project is...
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XABACA PROJECT: International network against the censorship of female arabic artists

XABACA PROJECT: International network against the censorship of female arabic artists

  The Xabaca International Network was born with the aim of promoting the artistic creation of Arab women as a source of social transformation and defence of human rights, thereby breaking down stereotypes. Novact, Al Fanar and Jiwar, together with CasaÁrabe and IEMed, have developed this project, which both counters censorship and supports the female...
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