Category: Past

KAIR, Hlavná 40, Košice 12.10.2022 at 6 p.m.

MAGID – رقم الهوية / Identity number

This artistic project is queer Palestine expressing our patriotism to the oppression that attempts to deny our heritage, our love to our land, and our existence as a collective.

Šopa Gallery / Košice Artist in Residence, Hlavná 40, Košice 28.9.2022 at 7 p.m.

Ahmad BaBa – Unknown Reverberations

Unknown Reverberations  أصداء مجهولة ” is a visual per(form)ance art in a form of a promenade, based on a post migrational perspective on Queerness in relation to Arab* Identity(s). Ahmad BَaBَa will take the audience through a journey between different temporal and spatiel dimensions of “queer” existence. : an invisible past, incorporating linguistic, social, cultural, and religious elements on erotic, sexual and “non-normative” discourses from classical Arab* manuscripts. Into a distorted present that challenge the hegemony of Western narratives about Arabo-Islamic sexual and gender identities, asking why are we expected to identify with a “queerness” that we had no power in creating? Towards imagining a utopic future that holds more questions than offer answers.

Šopa Gallery / Košice Artist in Residence, Hlavná 40, Košice 26.9.2022 at 4.30 p.m.

Reimagining Embodiment – Dance Movement Therapy Workshop

Re-imagining Embodiment is a Dance Movement Therapy workshop centralizing Lived experiences as the core of Body manifestations. In the workshop, different body-based interventions will be used working through various topics such as shame, body image, relational empathy and notions of rest. It’s a dive into our bodies’ endless possibilities, where unlocking the stories living in them would reintroduce us to different embodied ways of being. The Workshop is open for all with no dance experience needed. Duration: 2 Hours.

Šopa Gallery / Košice Artist in Residence, Hlavná 40, Košice 14.9.2022 7 p.m.

Arab Queer Heritage – Open Studios Night

On Wednesday 14th of September, we will present you our open studios night, however, this time focusing on the topic of Arab queer heritage. Our newest residents Magid and Ahmad Baba will talk about the origins of their work and the projects they are working on during the residency. They will show us how they define and perceive their Arab heritage and physicality, and whether these areas are mutually exclusive or can find a common dialogue.

Šopa Gallery / Košice Artist in Residence, Hlavná 40, Košice 8. 9. 2022 / 7 p.m.

Living according to the sky

We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition Living according to the sky by Polina Shcherbyna and Krystyna Melnyk, which was created during the two-month residency in the space of KAIR Košice Artist in Residence in April and May 2022.

Šopa Gallery / Košice Artist in Residence, Hlavná 40, Košice 30. 8.2022 18:00 – 20:00

Valeriia Mirhorodchenko – Tapestry / workshop

We invite you to another of the accompanying programs to the current residential exhibition The rule of two walls, a tapestry-making workshop with Ukrainian artist Valeriia Mirhorodchenko. At the workshop, you will get to know the basic weaving technique and learn interesting things about tapestry-making in Ukraine – the symbols they use and their meanings. […]