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Past Resident
2022: Fire Station - Qatar Museums

Zainab AlShibani

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.

Manuel Aja Espil

Manuel Aja Espil draws inspiration from European and Latin American art history and science fiction. His works are constructed on a dialogue between tradition and caricatured characters inspired by popular culture, and his depictions frequently reflect his social and political context. Espil attempts to evoke in the viewer alternative worlds, parallel art histories, and fantasies of worlds in which elements of the present and his own imagination infiltrate borrowed models that represent various forms of cultural dominance.

Manuel Aja Espil has exhibited work at MALBA; Proa Foundation; and MUNTREF, all in Buenos Aires, among others.

Cornelia Herfurtner

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.