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Jiwar Creation and Society is a residence that host and support all professionals whose work is based or inspired by urban space. Located in a heritage house with a 700 sqm backyard garden in the heart of Gracia district, Jiwar Residence is unique for its space and environment, it is a place where to create...
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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 selection. Fatima Mortada, Lebanese visual artist.

Xabaca selection. Fatima Mortada, Lebanese visual artist.

Fatima Mortada will take part of the first edition of Xabaca project in Barcelona. Fatima Mortada is an emerging Lebanese artist who graduated from the Lebanese University with first class honours Diploma in Fine Arts in 2007. In 2009, she moved to the UK to pursue higher education at university of Southampton, Winchester School of...
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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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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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