Marwa Arsanios: Who is Afraid of Ideology?
Created: 29. 4. 2022 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

Marwa Arsanios: Who is Afraid of Ideology?

May 6th, 2022 at 10 a. m.

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The lecture will be held in English
The event is part of the UMPRUM Visiting Artist Studio


UMPRUM and its Fine Art Department are inviting you to a talk of Marwa Arsanios, the next UMPRUM Visiting Artist.

In this talk, Marwa Arsanios will present the research she have been conducting since 2017, which took her to different geographies such as Iraqi Kurdistan and South of Colombia, and to the encounter of different women's communes and feminist cooperatives that are directly resisting the dispossession of their land and resources and fighting for a "diprivatisation" and a communalisation process. Working at the intersection of feminist, ecological and land struggles they are often making paradigmatic shifts that Arsanios will try to articulate. She will also talk about her position as an artist and researcher in relation to their struggles especially when it comes to their theoretical and political paradigms. 


Marwa Arsanios is an artist, filmmaker and researcher who reconsiders politics of the mid-twentieth century from a contemporary perspective, with a particular focus on gender relations, urbanism and industrialization. She approaches research collaboratively and seeks to work across disciplines. Arsanios has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Skuc gallery in Lujubljana (2018) at the Beirut Art Center (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2016); Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2015) and Art in General, New York (2015). Her work has also been shown in a number of group exhibitions, including Warsaw Biennial (2019), Sharjah Biennial (2019), The Gwangju Biennial (2018), Lulea biennial (2018), Let’s Talk about the Weather, Sursock Museum, Beirut (2016);  Thessaloniki Biennial (2015); Home Works Forum, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2010, 2013, 2015); Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York (2014); 55th Venice Biennale (2013); and 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), among others. Arsanios is the recipient of the Georges de Beauregard award at FID Marseille (2019) and the Special Prize of the Pinchuk Future Generation Art Prize (2012). She was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2014) and Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo Arts and Space (2010). She is the co-founder of 98weeks Research Project. Arsanios received a Master of Fine Art, University of the Arts London (2007) and was a researcher in the Fine Art Department, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands (2011–2012). She is currently a PhD candidate at the Akademie der bildenden Kunst in Vienna.