EFA RESIDENCY - MANHATTAN, NEW YORK

HUSAM AL-SAYED (LEFT) AND SALAR WERE THE FIRST RECIPIENTS OF THE ART JAMEEL EFA RESIDENCY

HUSAM AL-SAYED FILMING AYMAN YOSSRI DAYDBAN AS PART OF FREEWAY: HARLEM

SALAR LEADS A LIVE PODCAST DISCUSSION WITH AYMAN YOSSRI DAYDBAN AS PART OF FREEWAY:HARLEM

HUSAM AL SAYED MEETING WITH ART JAMEEL PRESIDENT, FADY JAMEEL ON BOARD THE CULTURUNNERS RV

SALAR OUT AND ABOUT IN HARLEM, NEW YORK CITY

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST: SALAR WEARING EDGE OF ARABIA HOODIE BY RASHED AL SHASHAI

01 Feb 2015 - 01 May 2015

ART JAMEEL, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EDGE OF ARABIA, WERE PROUD TO AWARD THEIR FIRST RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT THE PRESTIGIOUS ELIZABETH FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS (EFA) TO HUSAM AL-SAYED, A SAUDI BASED PALESTINIAN FILMMAKER, AND SALAR, A DUBAI BASED, IRANIAN MULTIDICIPLINARY ARTIST AND ELECTRONIC COMPOSER.

From February to May, 2015 the two artists lived, created and presented new work in New York City. The residency included access to EFA's Studio spaces, introductions to artists and curators through studio visits and collaborations, accommodation and travel costs, as well as a stipend for living expenses in New York.

These ongoing residency programs aim to connect Middle Eastern artists with new audiences, and to explore interconnected stories that link ideas and people across physical and psychological borders.

OUTCOMES & EVALUATION

  • During the EFA residency Husam Al-Sayed directed and shot a number of short films, one of which, Little Syria, was accompanied by an original scores by SALAR. Watch full film below
 
 
  • Little Syria and related films and music were screened at a dedicated event at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts as well as at the Queens Museum and The Armory Show Open Forum. The film was launched through Edge of Arabia's US Tour online broadcast platform, FREEWAY.
  • SALAR released a number of podcasts during his residency including PLAYTIME: LITTLE SYRIA, which speculates the sound tracks one might have heard in the vanished Arabic enclave in New York which was the center of Levantine immigrant life from the late 1800s through the 1940s. Listen to PLAYTIME: LITTLE SYRIA below.
 
  • Husam Al Sayed participated in CULTURUNNERRS panel at the Armory Show Open Forum on March 6th, 2015 and A FREE WAY at Columbia University on April 23, 2015.
 

Featured Artists

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Husam Al-Sayed is a Saudi-based Palestinian filmmaker and founding member of the Telfaz 11, one of the Middle East's most influential Arabic online video networks based in Riyadh. With over seven million subscribers and over 750 million views throughout its network, Telfaz11 has attracted and helped launch some of the top creative internet talent in the Middle East.

SALAR is a Dubai-based Iranian performance artist, electronic music composer and founding member of the Analog Room, a DJ and music platform in the Middle East with an international residency program for electronic music composers. Since launching in 2012, Analog Room has cultivated an extensive network of regional-grown electronic music composers and generated increased awareness about the medium.

See more Exhibitions

Visit our

Follow us on

Visit our Youtube Channel

Visit our Tumblr profile

Visit our

Or share this site:
×