artistic residency: August–October 2019
Mirna Bamieh (Palestine)
- an artist from Jerusalem/ Palestine. She obtained a B.A in Psychology from Birzeit University in Ramallah (2002–2006). M.F.A. in Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem (2011–2013). Ashkal Alwan Home Works study program in Beirut (2013/14).
- Her work attempts to understand and contemplate the ever-shifting politics, while equally questioning notions of land and geographies of in-between temporality.Her work looks more at scenarios that take the language of the absurd and the ironical and uses them as tools for political commentary.
- In 2017, obtaining a Diploma in Professional Cooking made her develop works that use the mediums of storytelling and food for creating socially engaged projects through her art practice, such as Potato Talks and Palestine Hosting Society. Palestine Hosting Society is a live art project, is an extension to Mirna Bamieh's research at the politics of disappearance, memory production, and her practice in creating artworks that unpack social concerns and limitations in contemporary political dilemmas, and reflect on the conditions that characterize Palestinian communities.
- Palestine Hosting Society explores traditional food culture in Palestine especially those that are on the verge of disappearing. The project brings these dishes back to life over dinner tables, walks, and various interventions.
- During her time at the residency in Poland she will work on further developing culinary art installations, food performances through the concepts of fermentation and preservation, and read them through the personal/intimate perspective (untimely), as well as, the historical event (timely) perspective.
- Mirna Bamieh participated in a number of local and international shows and festivals, such as: Museum of Fine Arts in Gifu, Japan, 2017; Tokyo Wonder Site in Tokyo 2016, 2017; IFFR Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, 2017; Qalandiya International, Palestine, 2012, 2014, 2016. She received several grants and awards such as: Visible Award (long list), 2017; Goethe Institut Production Grant, 2016; ArteEast Fellowship, 2015; A.M Qattan Foundation production grant, 2013, 2014.
- Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka
Film: Marta Wódz