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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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Daniel Pabst, photographer and musician

Daniel Pabst, photographer and musician

  Daniel Pabst was born in 1971 in Vienna. He began working as a photographer at his father’s gallery, Galerie Michael Pabst, in Munich. He has shown work at PhotoMonth London (2015); photo::vienna at the Museum of Applied Arts Vienna (2015), EyeEmAwards in New York City (2015); Lange Nacht der Museen in Klagenfurt, Austria (2014);...
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Nidaa Aboulhosn, visual artist in residence

Nidaa Aboulhosn, visual artist in residence

Nidaa Aboulhosn is a Lebanese-American artist working in photography, video and animation. In her photographic work, she creates metaphor-driven image sequences to evoke a tangential mode of perception. Extracting fragments from everyday life in different locales, she searches for the magical amid the dismal, at times filtering the “real” through the lens of the absurd...
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Vanessa Donoso López, artist in residence

Vanessa Donoso López, artist in residence

Vanessa Donoso López, born in Barcelona, has been living and working in Dublin, Ireland, for the last 15 year. Her work features “observations of language, cross-cultural identity, acculturation processes, homesickness and the compatibility between cultures that are continually present”. During her residency at Jiwar, Vanessa has been working with clay dug at the garden of the...
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Alaa Satir interviewed by Lluna Rebel, independent feminist art media

Alaa Satir interviewed by Lluna Rebel, independent feminist art media

Interview with Alaa Satir  Drawings using humour from a feminist viewpoint to make reflect on gender, race and religion Alaa Satir, sudanese illustrator and graphic designer in residence at Jiwar with the second edition of the Xabaca project. We invite you to watch her interview with Lluna Rebel (in catalan with English subtitles).
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Sondos Shabayek interviewed by the catalan TV

Sondos Shabayek interviewed by the catalan TV

Interview with Sondos Shabayek: “We internalize the voices of our sorroundings and we become our own censors” The Egyptian journalist, scriptwriter, writer and dramatist, in residence at Jiwar for the second edition of the Xabaca project, offered her perspective in the Més 3/24 program of the Catalan state TV. You can watch the interview (in catalan) here...
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Alaa Satir, cartoonist and illustrator

Alaa Satir, cartoonist and illustrator

Alaa Satir is a Sudanese cartoonist from Khartoum, graduated as an architect from the University of Khartoum. She is currently working as graphic designer, illustrator and cartoonist. Various offices and NGOs used her visual art. She made her first personal exhibition in 2017 called Morning Doodles, addressing topics like feminism, social media and politics . She...
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Andrea Kirchhofer and Jonas Guggenheim, musicians in residence

Andrea Kirchhofer and Jonas Guggenheim, musicians in residence

Andrea studied jazz violin in Zürich, Switzerland (Master Diploma 2014) She is working as a violinist and singer in various bands and projects, playing music with influences of Jazz, folk music, experimental rock, classical, electronic music and music for theatre plays. She composes instrumental music and songs for her bands Zugluft, Atrium and the The Sporthorses...
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Rachel Cantor, writer in residence

Rachel Cantor, writer in residence

Cover of the author’s last book   RACHEL CANTOR is the author of the novels Good on Paper (Melville House 2016) and A Highly Unlikely Scenario (Melville House 2014). Two dozen of her short stories have appeared in literary magazines, anthologies, and prize collections in the U.S. and the U.K. She has been awarded numerous fellowships, including at artists’ residencies in...
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Sondos Shabayek, writer and theater direcctor

Sondos Shabayek, writer and theater direcctor

Sondos Shabayek is the Director of The BuSSy project: a performing arts project that documents gender based stories and presents them on stage. She is also the Founder & Director of Tahrir Monologues (a performance of true stories from Egypt’s revolution). She wrote and directed award winning ‘Girl’ a short film about harassment in Cairo. She also...
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Art and feminism in the city. Round table "Artists against censorphip and self censorhip"

Art and feminism in the city. Round table “Artists against censorphip and self censorhip”

Second edition of XABACA project Round table with the selected artists 2018 Sondos Shabayek (El Cairo) & Alaa Satir (Khartum) Monday 12th November at 19h IEMed, C. Girona, 20 “Artists against censorship and self censorship. The role of female artists as agents for social change in diverse contexts of creation” Free entry. Presentation in English with simultaneous translation into Catalan. @Jana Trabulsi The writer, storyteller, performer and...
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