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Last Call Residency May - 2017

Last Call Residency May – 2017

Last call for artists and researchers May 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 artistic events that...
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"Now we go to shopping malls in the way we used to go to church."

“Now we go to shopping malls in the way we used to go to church.”

“Now we go to shopping malls in the way we used to go to church.” Fátima Mortada A Penelope of the 21st Century. Like the character from The Odyssey, she weaves works that denounce social and gender injustice. The Lebanese artist Fatima Mortada left her studio in Beirut in order to come to Barcelona for...
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Open call: Portraits of Barcelona

Open call: Portraits of Barcelona

Portraits of Barcelona Open Call: LOOKING FOR 15-30 INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY LIVING IN BARCELONA WILLING TO HAVE THEIR PHOTO USED FOR THE PORTRAIT PROJECT. Deadline FRIDAY 14 APRIL. Jiwar artist in residence, Emily Blackmore, is gathering photo submissions to create an abstract portrait series featuring people who call Barcelona home. The goal of the project is...
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XABACA PROJECT: International network against the censorship of female arabic artists

XABACA PROJECT: International network against the censorship of female arabic artists

  The Xabaca International Network was born with the aim of promoting the artistic creation of Arab women as a source of social transformation and defence of human rights, thereby breaking down stereotypes. Novact, Al Fanar and Jiwar, together with CasaÁrabe and IEMed, have developed this project, which both counters censorship and supports the female...
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Ghazaleh Hashemiazar wins the grant for the Writing program 2017

Ghazaleh Hashemiazar wins the grant for the Writing program 2017

Announcement. Selection for the Writing Program 2017. Ghazaleh Hashemiazar is the selected writer. This year there have been 58 writing projects which have competed to take part in the Jiwar Writing Program 2017 as granted writer. We have received projects in Arabic, Spanish, French and English from 22 different countries around the world. SHORTLISTED WRITERS:...
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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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Making Neighborhood 4: Performance Julia Salgueiro

Making Neighborhood 4: Performance Julia Salgueiro

In the framework of ‘Making Neibourhood_4’ Julia Salgueiro, a Brazilian artist currently living 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 on pieces of paper she randomly found in the street and...
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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 a first class honours Diploma in Fine Arts in 2007. In 2009, she moved to the UK to pursue higher education at the university of Southampton, Winchester...
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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 on the 23 October 1991 in Nazareth, moved at the age of 18 to Haifa where she is currently living. She graduated from the faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion (B.Arch 2016) with a nomination for the Reiskin Award for Excellence. “Currently...
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