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Everyday Forms of Resistance

Everyday Forms of Resistance - announcement of the artists

AIR Antwerpen; Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (U–jazdowski); Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP); and Mamarat, the residency program of the Municipality of Ramallah are pleased to announce the results of an open call for residencies organized in frame of the project Everyday Forms of Resistance.
 
A Jury comprised of Sally Abu Bakr, Director of the department Culture and Social Affairs at Ramallah Municipality; Yazid Anani, Director of the Public Program at Qattan Foundation; Khaldun Bshara, Director of Riwaq Centre in Ramallah; Juha Huuskonen, Director HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme; Jack Persekian, Director Al Ma’mal Foundation; Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Head of Artistic Residencies at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Bogna Świątkowska, Head of Bęc Zmiana Foundation and Alan Quireyns, Artistic Director AIR Antwerpen chose participants who will take part in the project:

Jumana Emil Abboud (Palestine) - residency in AIR Antwerpen
Ahmed Alaqra (Palestine) - residency in HIAP Helsinki
Mirna Bamieh (Palestine) - residency in U-jazdowski
Wim Catrysse (Belgium) - residency in Mamarat, Ramallah
Karolina Grzywnowicz (Poland)
 - residency in Mamarat, Ramallah
Timo Tuhkanen (Finland) - residency in Mamarat, Ramallah

We congratulate the selected artists and cordially thank for all the submissions. 
 
About the project:
Everyday Forms of Resistance is an exchange and public program that has come about as a result of the collaboration between AIR Antwerpen; Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (U–jazdowski); Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP); and the Municipality of Ramallah. This project offers residencies for six visual artists and centers itself on the question: “Can an artistic intervention translate social tensions into narratives that in turn intervene in the imaginary landscape of a place?” (Francis Alÿs, The Green Line, 2004). It looks at the role of artistic practice and mobility in the specific circumstances of Ramallah and Palestine and does this through the strategy of exchange.

The first part of the residencies (April–June 2019) is open to artists from Belgium, Finland, and Poland. One artist from each of these countries will be selected to spend three month living and working in the city of Ramallah.
The second part of the residencies (autumn 2019) is open to Palestinian artists and will enable them to spend a three-month residency in Warsaw,Antwerp, or Helsinki. Each country will host one Palestinian artist.
The exchange program, modeled to encourage artists to engage in conversations among themselves and with their audiences, will culminate in a series of talks and meetings in Warsaw at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in November 2019.

The residencies of Jumana Emil Abboud and Wim Catrysse are made possible with the support of the city of Antwerp.