AR-Artist Bios

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

Shieko Reto – Long-term AR-Resident at Safe Haven Helsinki

We are very pleased to announce that today Shieko Reto is taking up residency as the first one-year Artist at Risk (AR) Resident at Safe Haven Helsinki. Shieko Reto is a visual artist and activist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, whose … Continue reading

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Nadezhda Tolikonnikova (Pussy Riot) and Artists at Risk (AR)

Nadezhda Tolikonnikova, one of the leading figures of the (in)famous group, Pussy Riot, has been a part of several Perpetuum Mobile (PM) projects. Related: AR-Safe Haven Panel at EU Parliamentary Conference, Berlin The Square Newspaper of TSQ2 of the RE-ALIGNED … Continue reading

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Jowan Safadi, Palestinian musician extraordinaire, AR-Resident at Safe Haven Helsinki

Check out Jowan Safadi’s explosive material  http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/radical-talent-safadis/ BIO / BACKGROUND Jowan Safadi started his career as a singer, songwriter and frontman of “Lenses”, a project that he collaborated on with Israeli musicians, and which was active until late 2007 producing three … Continue reading

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Erkan Özgen, AR-Resident at Safe Haven Helsinki

Erkan Özgen is an artist, teacher and ecological activist from Diyarbakir (Amed), Eastern Turkey. Related: AR PAVILION, Athens MOBILE TALK by Erkan Özgen/ Documentation The PLURIversity (faculty of PLURIecology) Erkan Özgen: Artist talk on the 19th July 2016 Erkan Özgen … Continue reading

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El Haqed, AR-Resident at Safe Haven Helsinki (Nordic Fresh Air)

Mouad Belrhouate (b. 1987) is a Moroccan rapper and human rights activist who goes by the name El Haqed (Arabic: الحاقد, “The Enraged”). Related DEBT: IOU or They-O-Us?  El Haqed rose to prominence when he was imprisoned for criticizing the king of … Continue reading

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Vasyl Cherepanyn: AR-Resident at Safe Haven Helsinki (Nordic Fresh Air)

Vasyl Cherepanyn (b.1988) is head of the Visual Culture Research Center and an editor of the Political Critique magazine (Ukrainian edition). He works as a senior lecturer at the Cultural Studies Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and holds a … Continue reading

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Issa Touma, AR-Resident at Safe Haven Helsinki (Nordic Fresh Air)

Issa Touma is a photographer and curator from Aleppo (Syria). His photographic work can be found in major museum collections, and his recent film “9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo” has received international accolades, including the European Short … Continue reading

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Ganzeer, AR/On the Move – Resident, Helsinki

Ganzeer is the nom de plume of the graphic designer and artist from Cairo whose street images have come to epitomize the Egyptian Revolution for a global audience (including his stencil of a life-size tank near Tahrir Square, which continues … Continue reading

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