Part of the programme Friederike will meet with local artists and arts students in the region. She will travel out of Erbil city to visit textile museums and carpet factories as well as she will visit other cities in the Kurdish region of Iraq. This project will create an opportunity for further future collaboration between both countries.
Friederike Ruff, a visual artist in the field of painting, collage and textile art. born 1980 in Weingarten lives and works in Berlin since 2007. Education: 2000 Fachhochschule für Design, Münster 2004 Universidad de Complutense, Madrid, 2001 – 2006 Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. Friederike Ruff travels a lot, in recent years mainly to the Middle East and the Caucasus, bringing impressions and things – at last patterns, fabrics and ornaments – that she uses in her collages. “I’m interested in topics, looking for the materials. And I’m from the collage. I disassemble things and rebuild them. It’s also a way of life, “explains Ruff, born in 1980, who studied in Munich, Stuttgart and Madrid.
This event unites national and international female artists, activists, workers and academics to discuss how art and culture can address the particular issues of women in Iraq using presentations, workshops, and contemporary art, this visit hopes to foster dialogue among female artist and workers from Iraqi Kurdistan and the Germany.
This international event and public program is comprised of a textile project collaboration between German artist Friederike Ruff and female workers at the carpets factory in Erbil.
Sponsor: GIZ, Germany
Implementation by ArtRole
Details to follow