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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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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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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. Having first gone along the path of distribution and production, these days they write and direct content for the Moroccan...
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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 at 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 4th year visual and plastic arts student specialising in sculpture, at 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 in public spaces, performances and...
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Chilean artist in residence: Paz Sandoval

Chilean artist in residence: Paz Sandoval

  Biography “I am a visual arts student in Chile, at the Finis Terrae University. In the past I have studied other things that had no relation to the field of art but instead of finishing the last course I chose to pursure my career aspirations: art. I have come to realise that I am in a...
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