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RESIDENTS 2018
Jiwar Writing Program 2018

Jiwar Writing Program 2018

  The Indian writer, translator, cultural journalist and literacy activist Arundhati Deosthale, the Uruguayan Quebec-based writer and language teacher Lucía Flores and the London-born young writer and storyteller Adjoa Wiredu were selected to come to Jiwar into this year’s Writing Program. Here they will work each on experiences as a literacy activist, on a novel...
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Sigrún Hardardóttir  - musician in residency

Sigrún Hardardóttir – musician in residency

Sigrún studied music in Iceland, Berlin and Colorado and graduated with an M.Mus in violin performance in 2014. As a violinist she has played with groups like Skark, Caput and Sinfonia Nord, and played in studio recordings for artists like Björk and Ólafur Arnalds, played soundtracks for movies and TV series, and recently played on...
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Paula Suominen - Visual artist in residence Feb 2018

Paula Suominen – Visual artist in residence Feb 2018

Paula Suominen is a Finnish artist, living and working in Posio, Lapland. She is graduate in Fine Art, University of Applied Sciences Tartu Körgem kunstiskool, department of painting, Tartu Estonia. Suominen is members Finnish Painters´ Union, Artists Association of Lapland and Turku Artists´ Association. Paula Suominen is interested in natural light and colours. Her artworks...
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Melisa Freund - Playwriter in residence 2018/01-02

Melisa Freund – Playwriter in residence 2018/01-02

Born in Buenos Aires in 1980. Is a graduate in Dramaturgy from the School of Dramatic Arts of the city of Buenos Aires (School of Dramatic Art-EAD) She attended private dramaturgy workshops. She completed a Master’s degree in playwriting at the National University of Arts (UNA). She is currently in process of writing her thesis...
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Anastasia Akhvlediani - Visual artist in residence 01/2018

Anastasia Akhvlediani – Visual artist in residence 01/2018

Anastasia Akhvlediani is a Tbilisi (Georgia) based artist working in painting, sculpture and installation. Currently she studies Visual Arts, Architecture and Design School (VAADS) at Free University , Tbilisi. Her works mostly are inspired by her Surroundings. Lately she started working to translate anccient Georgian artifacts and ornaments into the Contemporary art.
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Artist in residency Tanja Mastilo

Artist in residency Tanja Mastilo

Tanja Mastilo is a Serbian-born Danish writer, who had her playwriting debut in 2015 with production ’Secrets’, (Why Not Theatre Company, Copenhagen), which was nominated for the best international production in Denmark for that year by one of the leading Danish theatre blogs (www.cphculture.dk). Since then, Tanja has written ‘Mr Tesla Played’, a monologue about...
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Kate Bortsova, visual artist

Kate Bortsova, visual artist

Kate Bortsova, artist in residence Kateryna Bortsova was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, where she now lives and works. She received her Master of Fine Art from Kharkov National Pedagogical University in 2008 and her Bachelor of Graphic Arts from Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts in 2007. Her work has been exhibited from Taiwan...
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Sarada Rauch, artist in residence

Sarada Rauch, artist in residence

Sarada Rauch     Sarada Rauch is an artist, poet and musician born in Los Angeles and based in Brooklyn. Her work reenacts popular media and intimate memory, collapsing them into each other to explore the construction of histories and Otherness. How are histories constructed, hidden, stolen and embraced? Sarada’s own background is a microcosm...
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Nicholas Boggs, writer in residence

Nicholas Boggs, writer in residence

Nicholas Boggs is a writer based in New York City. During his time at JIWAR he is preparing for the publication of a new edition of a book he is co-editing and for which he wrote the Introduction, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood by James Baldwin, with illustrations by French artist Yoran...
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Jennifer Lee Wieber. Lingua franca.

Jennifer Lee Wieber. Lingua franca.

Jennifer Lee Wiebe is an artist and arts educator, based in New Brunswick, Canada.  She is on the faculty of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (www.nbccd.ca), and the Board of Directors for ConneXion Artist Run Centre (www.connexionarc.org). Currently English is a “lingua franca”, but the ability to communicate across languages in a...
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