Past Resident2022: Fire Station - Qatar Museums
Zainab AlShibani explores mysticism and folklore through Arabic letter forms and illustrations. She is passionate about creating dream-like visions of life, gender, self, and creative work.
Zainab AlShibani has exhibited work at Cairopolitan, Egypt; VCUQ, Qatar; and MIA, Qatar, among others.
Residents from Qatar
Past Resident2022: Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD)
Artist Henrique Pavão focuses on issues of entropy, loss, anachronism, storytelling, and temporality. Pavão reflects an interest in the use of conceptual movement archaeology, which is linked, according to the artist, to a sophisticated, poetical, and cinematic use of processes. His work traverses various media (sculpture, film/video, photography, and sound), with a focus on each medium’s unique processes and mechanisms as markers of its temporality and history.
Henrique Pavão has exhibited work at Frame Section, Frieze, New York; MAAT – Museum of Art Architecture and Technology, Lisbon; and Culturgest, Porto, among others.
Residents from Portugal
Past Resident2022: Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin
Cornelia Herfurtner utilizes wood as material and relief as form. Her work often portrays everyday objects on portable shields, taking inspiration from West-Germany legal history, where these objects were negotiated as so-called protective weapons. Herfurtner’s practice raises and answers questions such as “What does it mean for society if the defensive moment of protecting oneself is understood offensive? To protect themselves, what practices of caring for oneself and others do people develop? What is the role of public space in this?”
Cornelia Herfurtner has exhibited work at after the butcher, Berlin; very project space, Berlin; and Mélange, Cologne, among others.