Art Jameel, Goethe-Institut Saudi Arabia and Berlin-based art collective Slavs and Tatars are delighted to announce that Saudi video artist Anhar Salem has been awarded the inaugural Berlin/Jeddah In-Practice Residency. The residency includes a two-month immersion in Slavs and Tatars’ experimental Berlin studio, during which Salem will be embedded as part of the collective, integrating her practice with theirs, followed by a public programme at Hayy Jameel, fully conceived and run by Salem.
Salem’s work explores, documents and opens new public and private spaces associated with themes common to the quotidian, the body and social media. By using her personal phone camera, she allows herself to improvise and engage with new forms of communication that give rise to new phenomena in video as a medium.
Salem was selected via an Open Call (for Saudi and Saudi-based artists) plus rigorous jury and interview process. The Open Call for the next Berlin/Jeddah Residency will be launched early 2023.