On 15 August, PRIO, PRAKSIS and artist Motaz Habbash will kick off a month-long residency with ten artists whose creative practices respond to lived experiences of conflict and oppression.

This residency seeks to create a space for exploration of the themes "Repression – Expression // Violence – Creative Resistance" and participating artists will form a temporary community. It is underpinned by PRIO's ongoing research project INSPIRE which investigates creative practice and activism in contexts of war. The artists participating include Iman Jabrah, Ayman AlAzraq, Yanina Zaichanka, Yamile Calderon, Jad El Koury, Diala Brisly, Nastassja Nefjodov, Tania Canas, Daria Pugachova, and Khalid Shatta.

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