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Xabaca artists. Sofia Aissaoui and Houda Lakhdar, Moroccan filmmakers

Xabaca artists. Sofia Aissaoui and Houda Lakhdar, Moroccan filmmakers

Short film “Zahra” Sofia Aissaoui and Houda Lakhdar are Moroccan filmmakers based between Rabat and Casablanca. The two women first met at ESAV (Marrakech Film School), where they graduated in Editing and Directing in 2012. Going first through the path of distribution and production, they today write and direct content for the Moroccan film and...
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Making Neighborhood 4: Performance Julia Salgueiro

Making Neighborhood 4: Performance Julia Salgueiro

In the framework of ‘Making Neibourhood_4’ Julia Salgueiro, a Brazilian artist living now in Barcelona, developed her sound and performance project “Realidades superpuestas. Alteriades resonantes”, from which she established a discourse based on games, gazes and contexts by using the texts that were written in papers she randomly found in the street and that she...
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Open studio. Works of artists in residence.

Open studio. Works of artists in residence.

Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. Jiwar Creation and Society. C. Astúries 36, Pral. Free entry.  Rocío Dávila (Peru), Paz Sandoval (Chile), John Zissovici (USA) and Michael Lyons (UK, Canada, Japan) present their work and creative inquiries through different projections in Jiwar. These four international artists will exhibit their projects next Tuesday 21 February. Some...
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Xabaca artists. Haya Zaatry, Palestinian singer songwriter.

Xabaca artists. Haya Zaatry, Palestinian singer songwriter.

A Palestinian Singer Songwriter and Architect, Co-founder of ElJam, born 23 October 1991 in Nazareth, moved at 18 to Haifa and is currently living there. Graduated from the faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion (B.Arch 2016) with nomination for the Reiskin Award for Excellence. “Currently performing with my band Ottor – Arabic...
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Xabaca artists. Farah Ben Mansour, Tunisian visual artist

Xabaca artists. Farah Ben Mansour, Tunisian visual artist

Farah Ben Mansour is an illustrator and a designer based in Tunis, Tunisia. She studied Design at Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis and then she worked as a designer in the architecture and design company “VI”. She took part in different international projects (volunteering, architecture and design, photography and illustration), and in 2016,...
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Open Call Residency April - December 2017

Open Call Residency April – December 2017

Open call for artists and researchers April – December 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...
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Selected artists for XABACA project

Selected artists for XABACA project

After the deliberation of the selection committee around the 142 applications received we are glad to announce the selected artists for the project XABACA Lebanon: Fatima Mortada, visual arts Palestina: Haya Zaatry,  music Morocco: Houda Lakhdar & Sofia Aissaoui, cinema Tunisia: Farah Ben Mansour, illustration   The finalists are: From Lebanon: Yumna Al Arashi, Yara...
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Writing residency in April 2017. Open call.

Writing residency in April 2017. Open call.

Open Call for Writers In the context of Saint George’s Day, The Day of Books and Roses, Jiwar celebrates a month devoted to writing hosting 4 writers and developing an special program around writing and literature. All genders: fiction, non fiction, poetry, prose, theatre, … All languages. The communication language during the residency will be...
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Collaborate with Mohamed, Iraqi artist

Collaborate with Mohamed, Iraqi artist

memorial-of-christmas-tree-for-mosul-final “It was tremendous. Baghdad was lit up like a Christmas tree,” said a U.S. wing commander back from bombing the Iraqi capital. Thursday, Jan. 17 1991 Imagine Iraqis living for decades under bombing, political upheavals, dictatorship, embargo and wars; would erection of a memorial for Christmas tree lit the sky again? An Iraqi art researcher, temporarily...
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Amado Alfadni, presentation in Vila de Gràcia library

Amado Alfadni, presentation in Vila de Gràcia library

Wednesday 14th December. At 7 pm. Biblioteca Vila de Gràcia. Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 104 Amado Alfadni takes part of the 4th edition of Jiwar project Making neighbourhood called “Altered alterities” “I am an Egyptian-born Sudanese artist. My childhood was composed of two environments: the Cairene street and the Sudanese home. The relationship, and...
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