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13:00 - 14:00

BLINDSPOT | Short Film Screening #2

Saturday May 8th 2021

This screening event presents two short films by director Salad Hilowle and video work by artist Nayab Ikram, 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.

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Still from short film Waryaa by Salad Hilowle

Nayab Ikram is a photographer, visual artist and artist-curator of Pakistani diaspora from the Åland Islands, based in Turku. Ikram works with concepts dealing with the feeling of in-betweenship, cultural identity, the collective memory and post-internet. She explores the concepts using symbols, rituals and abstract form of expressions through photography, performance and installations. Ikram graduated with a Bachelor of Culture and Arts degree in 2015, majoring in photography, from Novia University of Applied Sciences in Jakobstad, Finland. Together with multidisciplinary artist Ramina Habibollah, she also forms the curatorial duo in a way. Ikram has had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions. In 2017 she was the winner of the Portfolio Review for Young Nordic Photographers at Landskrona Foto Festival. In 2019 she was awarded with a culture award from the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.

nayab ikram still photography work by Nayab Ikram



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Martyna Karolina Daniel, intercultural specialist at the Reykjavik City Library

Daría Sól Andrews, exhibition curator