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.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Qatar
Kjersti Solbakken is a freelance curator, writer, and institutional leader who has recently been appointed as the curator of the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) 2024. She is the co-founder of Feil forlag and Holodeck, and former director of Kunstnerforbundet, Galleri Format, and Fotogalleriet.
Kjersti Solbakken has presented exhibitions at Kunstnerforbundet; Astrup Fearnley Museet; and Fotogalleriet, all in Oslo, among others.
Residents from Norway
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.