Past Resident2015: Edge of Arabia and Art Jameel
Zeinab Shahidi Marnani
Shahidi Marnani’s recent work aims to facilitate dialogue concerning the issue of time. She employs alternative methods to create dialogue through the medium of text and video, applying the specifications of time-based media.
Zeinab Shahidi Marnani was born in Isfahan, Iran and she lives and works in Tehran. She received her MFA from Yale University in 2011 and her BFA from The Tehran University in 2007. She has shown her work at The Print Shop, MoMA PS1, New York; Thomas Erben Gallery, New York; Devi Art Foundation, India; Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran; design transfer gallery (UDK), Berlin; Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Iran; The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin; PØST, Los Angeles; and Regina Rex, New York.
Past Resident2015: Foundation for a Civil Society
Selma Selman researches Roma identity and human society through paintings, installations, performance, photography and video works. She is interested in showing culture and reality through her works, addressing univeral themes of humanism.
Selma Selman’s (born in 1991 in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina) recent shows include Gallery Udas, Banja Luka; Gallery San Fedele; and Gallery 8, Budapest.
Residents from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Past Resident2015: Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Specializing in the design of play and educational objects, Anne Sommer has devoted her research to the world of children. Her label, Spielmode, was inspired while Sommer was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room watching a five-year old boy playing with a colored wooden tower; the only available toy in the kid’s corner. Sommer thought that there ought to be individual toys for children. Every child should have the opportunity to keep a toy, appropriate to his or her age, on hand at any time. She subsequently launched a fashion line with integrated toys for children.
Anne Sommer (born 1983 in Berlin, Germany) moved to Halle to study Design of Playing and Learning and later studied fashion design at the Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño Valencia, Spain. Sommer graduated from the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in 2013. Recent presentations and exhibitions include Interactive Kidsfotos, Designhaus Halle, 2014; spielhochvier, Designhaus Halle, 2013; Fantitastisch, Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle, 2013; Brücke-Catwalk, Lange Nacht der Kultur, Kleinmachnow, 2013. Awards include Hugo Junkers Prize, 2013 and Scidea Ideenwettbewerb, 2013.