Welcoming Kholod Hawash to the new AR-ICORN Residency

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

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

Kholod Hawash is a self-taught textile artist who draws inspiration from the cultural and archaeological 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.

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.

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.

Kholod Hawash is an AR-ICORN Safe Haven Helsinki Resident hosted at AR-Hietsun Paviljonki. The AR-Network is curated by Perpetuum Mobile (PM), coordinated by the AR Secretariat and co-funded by Kone Foundation. AR-Safe Haven Helsinki is funded by the Department of Culture and Leisure of the City of Helsinki.