Iraqi artists Residencies: 2008

Iraqi artists Residencies: 2008, UK
Two artists Hemn Hamid and Reben Mejeed from Iraq were given the opportunity to undertake a residency in the UK to develop their work, explore British culture and contemporary art and introduce their work to a British audience. For the first residency artist Reben Majeed spent four weeks at Artsadmin and at Live Art Development Agency in London in research and development, resulting in a presentation. For the second residency artist Hemin Hamid spent four weeks at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in research and development centred around the host venue and also gave a power point presentation of his own work.

Journey to USA: April 2008
In April 2008, Adalet R.Garmiany visited the Leventine Cultural Center, Calarts University and Outpost for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to introduce Artrole’s activities and to initiate a connection between these institutions and art academies in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Programme included a series of talks and presentations in universities, art centres and galleries to present ArtRole’s projects in the Middle East and establish a connection with Iraq and the Middle East. UK based Kurdish artist, Adalet R.Garmiany, also did two performances ‘Death Marketing’ and ‘Blame’.

UK & USA artists Presentations: May 2008, UK
In May 2008, a three-day programme of presentations was organised offering audiences a unique opportunity to hear the artists recounting their fascinating journey to Iraq-Kurdistan in November 2007

Funded by:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , Arts Council England/Yorkshire,
British Institute for the Study of Iraq(BIS), Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

In kind:
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Live Art Development Agency