26 Novembro 2023 18h00

Zaratan AIR

SCHEDULE | 26th November 18:00
ENTRY | Free

ARTIST TALKS is a series of conversations that offer the community a chance to meet the artists-in-residence at Zaratan and to gain insight into the creative process.
During this encounter, Yasmine Lahjij and Faezeh Valadan will introduce their artistic practice and will be available to lead visitors on a tour around the creation imaginary and the pieces under construction during their time in Lisbon.
The conversation will be held in English; participants are invited to engage and ask questions.

>>> YASMINE LAHJIJ (1986) is a French-Moroccan artist based in Tangier and Saint-Rémy-de-Provance. Her work is inspired by her background and heritage. Her drawings and ceramics are reflective of merging cultures. Concerned with the embodied body, its limits but also power relations, her practice explores notions of identity, vulnerability and fantasy. Sweeping each subject through two disparate cultures, her approach interlaces cultural references from Christian and Muslim traditions and infuses them in a research of dialogue and harmony.
She holds a BA in Fine Arts & Cinema and a Master in Fine Arts from Université Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris. She also pursued a Master in Arts & Languages from EHESS, Paris. Her work has been exhibited at Premio Vittorio Viviani, Nova Milanese; Prix de dessin Pierre David-Weill, Académie des Beaux-Arts - Institut de France, Paris; Youmein Festival, Tangier; 100 artisti, Palazzo Fani, Tuscania. She has been selected for the mentoring programme 'Room To Bloom', a feminist platform of emerging artists working in the field of ecological and postcolonial feminism. Her drawings have been published in 'ManbouZine', edited by Haven for Artists, Beyrut. In 2023, she started to develop a series of workshops dedicated to youth and adults in Morocco, exploring the transmission of a memory of gesture and shape through pottery. ]
>>> FAEZEH VALADAN is an interdisciplinary artist. She completed her B.A. in painting at Tehran University of Art, in 2017 and pursued a master’s degree in fine art at Kunstakademiet i Trondheim at NTNU, in 2022. As an artist coming to Norway from Iran, she has a keen interest in searching common threads and wave relationships between Western and Eastern philosophies and cultures, extending the medium of painting into installation, bridging the reality to the dream world, questioning the existing undrestang of them not just on the conceptual level but also in methods.