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
Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen have been an artist duo since 2005. Throughout their artistic careers, they have taken on a wide range of roles, including those of artists, cultural operators, curators, and educators. Art and creativity are used by the duo to activate cultural dynamics that facilitate and/or combine education, communication, and urban and social transformation processes, both inside and outside of galleries, and beyond the framework of institutional dialogue.
Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen have exhibited work at ‘Refuge’ Lagos Biennial, Nigeria; ‘Envisioning the Future!’ Saitama Triennale, Japan; and ‘The Will’ Tbilisi International Triennial, Georgia, among others.
Residents from Slovakia
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.