AR-Artist Bios

Only bios (not welcome posts for new residents) that will go to people’s category on re-aligned website

AR-Resident Ibrahim Jawabreh

Ibrahim Jawabreh is a visual artist born in the refugee camp of Arroub, Palestine. After graduating in Fine Arts at Al-Quds University (Abu Dis), he started to develop his ideas in different art forms, including painting, graphic design, video art, … Continue reading

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AR Resident – Rémi Sarmini

Rémi Sarmini is a Syrian theatre director, actor, educator and founder of the theatre collective Tajroubeh Troupe. Rémi graduated from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art in Damascus in 2014. In the following years he continued to work as the … Continue reading

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IA Resident – Ali Saad

Related: Welcoming Ali Saad to AR-Helsinki Ali Saad (born 1996) is an Iraqi musician who was born into a big musical family in Baghdad. Many of his family members have been famous and respected musicians from all over the Arabic … Continue reading

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IA Resident – Gulled Simba

  Gulled Simba aka SIMBA is a Somali pop musician who has been based in Finland since 2014. Simba was born in 1995 in the Somali city Kismaayo, where he nurtured a passion for music from a young age. Impressively, … Continue reading

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AR- Safe Haven Helsinki Resident – Angela Aldebs

  Angela Aldebs (1995) is a dancer and performance artist born and based in Damascus, Syria. She has collaborated with a number of Syrian artists on contemporary dance and theatrical performances in both Damascus and Beirut. After attending the Damascus Ballet … Continue reading

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AR-Safe Haven Berlin Resident – Lil Baliil

  Salad Ali, aka Lil Baliil, is a Somali musician, songwriter and performer from Nairobi, Kenya. He is a leading artist in East Africa and a key figure in Somali Afro Pop. Lil Baliil strives to empower and inspire Somali … Continue reading

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AR Resident – Grace Munene aka Grammo Suspect

Grace Munene, aka Grammo Suspect, is a Kenyan activist, rap artist and spoken word poet who uses her music to promote human rights, particularly within the LGBTQI community in Kenya. In April 2015, Grammo Suspect released Our Love is Valid, … Continue reading

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AR-ER RESIDENT – MOHAMED JAWAD HUSEIN HAMEED

  Mohamed Jawad Husein Hameed is a Bahraini musician, singer and human rights and environmental activist. As a resident of Ma’ameer, a village in the Kingdom of Bahrain that is surrounded by over 130 polluting factories, industrial workshops, petroleum and … Continue reading

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AR Resident – Benjamin Abras

Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Benjamin Abras is an Afro-Brazilian artist and performer whose work explores black culture and the restrictions placed upon the black body. Through his work Abras aims to sensitize people to human rights issues as they … Continue reading

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IA-Resident Munish Wadhia

Munish Wadhia (Kenya) is a painter who uses displacement as an artistic strategy, dislocating and deconstructing imagery and artefacts from his cultural ancestry. His practice functions as an investigative tool that aims to unlock threads of history, while resisting confrontational … Continue reading

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