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13:00 - 14:00

BLINDSPOT | Short Film Screening #1

Saturday May 15th 2021

This screening event presents two short films by director Salad Hilowle, as part of the group exhibition Blindspot.

Salad Hilowle is an artist based in Sweden, Stockholm who graduated from the Royal Art of Academy of Sweden, Stockholm in 2020. In his work, Hilowle manages to pack a visceral range of childhood memories, connected with his Somali diaspora and Swedish art history. His themes revolve around identity, memories, place and visibility. Hilowle is behind the praised short films Erinra, Letters to Sweden and Waryaa. His fine-tuned and poetic films have been shown at festivals around the world and won prizes in Sweden. In 2015 he was one of two artists who got to share Engmansstipendiet, one of Sweden's largest art scholarship.
In 2020, he was awarded the Bernadotte Scholarship by the Academy of Fine Arts for his work to make people of African descent visible in Swedish art history.

salad hilowle still still from short film Waryaa


Before the screening we will host an artist talk by Claire Paugam and Hugo Llanes, two artists taking part in the group exhibition Blindspot. During the screening we will be hosting a workshop for children (8-13) led by writer Yrsa Þöll Gylfadóttir.


Salad's films will also be screened during a second screening event in the Reykjavik City Library Gerðuberg alongside video work by artist Nayab Ikram.



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For more information:

Martyna Karolina Daniel, intercultural specialist at the Reykjavik City Library

Daría Sól Andrews, exhibition curator