Welcoming Kholod Hawash to the new AR-ICORN Residency

Kholod Hawash (Iraq) is starting the second part of her

“Dream”, 150x150cm, quilting art by AR-Resident Kholod Hawash.

Artists at Risk (AR) residency with partner Saddam Jumaily as the first AR-ICORN Safe Haven Helsinki Residents. The residency is curated by Perpetual Mobile (PM) and co-hosted with HIAP.

Kholod Hawash is a self taught textile artist who draws inspiration from the cultural and archeological history of the region she is from.

Kholod has participated in many group exhibitions in Iraq and Jordan as well as having held solo shows at Jacaranda Gallery (2010) and Dar Al Anda Gallery (2018) in Jordan.


Kholod Hawash is an Artists-at-Risk (AR)-ICORN Resident at AR-Safe Haven Helsinki, curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM).

With the City of Helsinki becoming a member of the International City of Refuge Network (ICORN), one AR-Residency per year is designated as an AR-ICORN Residency, forming an integral part of AR-Safe Haven Helsinki’s longer-term-stay programme. This programme is as always curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) and is co-hosted by PM at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme. It is funded by the Department of Culture and Leisure of the City of Helsinki.

Kholod and Saddam were previously in residence at AR-Saari Residence funded by Kone Foundation in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, as part of the joint Artists at Risk (AR) programme with Saastamoinen Foundation.




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