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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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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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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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Artist in residence: John Zissovici

Artist in residence: John Zissovici

    John Zissovici is an architect and visual artist whose work deals with the most material and immaterial aspects of architecture and cities. He teaches courses related to these two interests in the school of architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca New York, where he also received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture....
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Michael Lyons in residence

Michael Lyons in residence

    Super 8 short film ‘Mototanaka Dérive’ (2014)   Michael Lyons (Canada/U.K.) is an artist and researcher based in Kyoto, Japan. He is a Professor of Image Arts and Sciences at Ritsumeikan University. He studied Physics at McGill University (Montreal) and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and then worked as a researcher and...
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Brazilian artist in Jiwar: Lucía Castanho

Brazilian artist in Jiwar: Lucía Castanho

  The heart: recurrent theme of the artist connected to her childhood. Studies: She has a degree in Fine Arts and a doctorate in Art, Education and Cultural History from the Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Statement of the artist and her work:  The Ofelia project began in 2009 with the intention of writing about the...
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Visual Peruvian artist in residence: Rocío Dávila

Visual Peruvian artist in residence: Rocío Dávila

Biography (Lima-Peru, 1992) She is a student of the 4th year of visual and plastic arts, in the specialty of sculpture, of the National Autonomous Superior School of Fine Arts in Peru. She also studied classical dance at the Allegro Ballet Academy. Rocío is interested in the development of multidisciplinary artistic activities: sculptural works and...
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Chilean artist in residence: Paz Sandoval

Chilean artist in residence: Paz Sandoval

  Biography “I am a student of visual arts in Chile, at the Finis Terrae University. I did other studies that had no relation to the artistic area and I didn’t finish the last one of it to follow my vocation: Art. I have realized that I’m in a personal search focused on spiritual transcendence...
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Helena Wadsley. Artist in residence.

Helena Wadsley. Artist in residence.

  Artist Statement The representation of women has been a thematic thread through my practice; women’s labour and identity through costume and textiles have become important elements as I push painting into the realm of sculpture, site-specificity and interactivity. In Barcelona, I am working on a sequel to Olive Gowns, a project in which I...
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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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