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Current Resident: Jan 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2021

Saastamoinen Foundation

Studio #208

Artist

Uwa Iduozee

Uwa Iduozee is a photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Helsinki and New York. Iduozee works with narratives that opens new visual representations and understandings towards identities: his work focuses on expanding the ways in which contemporary society understands blackness by challenging this traditional framework. History of Afro-Finnishness and Black identities are recurrent topics in his recent work.

Uwa Iduozee has exhibited work at Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, and will be exhibiting at the Helsinki Biennale 2021.

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Current Resident: Jan 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2021

Fire Station - Qatar Museums

Studio #209

Artist

Yousef Bahzad

Yousef Bahzad works with painting and experimental photography. The artist maintains and builds upon what he refers to ‘visual mythos,’ consisting of past drawings, paintings, and photographs. Bahzad observes how the works supplement and speak to each other as a starting point to explore themes of individuality and universality.

Yousef Bahzad has exhibited work at Fire Station, Doha, Qatar, and ITSLIQUID Group, Venice, among others.

Current Resident: Mar 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2021

Consulate General of Spain in New York

Studio #214

Artist

Miki Leal

Miki Leal’s practice is characterized by the use of irony, distancing from conventional painting, and the questioning of “isms”. His work reflects his personal iconography and explores a range of topics including architecture, cinema, travel, jazz music, and the camp aesthetic. Over the years, he developed sculptural ceramic pieces to move his painting into three-dimensional space.

Miki Leal has exhibited work at Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles; County Hall Gallery, London; and CAC Málaga, Spain, among others.

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