Mathaf invites you to join a public talk with researcher and independent curator Amal Al Haag. The talk will dive deeper into how Somali artists and professionals in the cultural sector use the social media and digital culture as catalysts for understanding and recovering lost histories, repairing archives, and building relationships beyond political borders. It will also discuss how Somali artists exchange knowledge and engage creatively across social, historical, and socio-economic boundaries, with contributions by photographer Mustafa Saeed, along with artist and Numbi founder Kinsi Abdulleh.
Kinsi is a visual artist, editor, educator, and founder of NUMBI Arts, a cross-arts, cross-cultural, and non-profit organization based in London. Rooted in contemporary Somali film, arts, and literature, NUMBI Arts is an open archive and ongoing forum for shared diasporic experiences. Kinsi Abdulleh is the editor and publisher of the literary arts magazine SCARF. Her work as an artist-educator focuses on social justice, histories, and the female voice.
Mustafa Saeed is a Somali artist born in Hargeisa. His work explores different mediums, including documentary photography, graphics, and sound. Mustafa’s work marries poetic symbolism with socio-political critique to examine war, conflict, and environmental issues. He is the curator of Everyday Horn of Africa and a contributor to Everyday Africa.
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