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Framer Framed

Amal Alhaag

Amal Alhaag is an Amsterdam-based curator, researcher and co-initiator/facilitator of several initiatives, including Metro54, a platform for experimental sonic, dialogic and visual culture and the Side Room: a room for eccentric practices and people together with dear friend and artist Maria Guggenbichler (2013-2016). Amal develops ongoing experimental and collaborative research practice, public programs and projects on global spatial politics, archives, colonialism, counter-culture, oral histories and popular culture.

Her projects and collaborations with people, collectives initiatives and institutions invite, stage, question and play with ‘uncomfortable’ issues that riddle, rewrite, remix, share and compose narratives in impermanent settings. Amal is currently part of the curatorial team of the quadrennial sonsbeek2020-2024 in Arnhem, Netherlands; senior research & public programmer at the Research Center for Material Culture, Netherlands and curatorial and research fellow at Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

Since 2015, Amal has developed an ongoing collaboration with Framed Framed and (befriended) artists, organisers, curators/cultural producers, academics, activists and organisers on programs that range from gatherings to group shows, film screenings and parties.

In collaboration with artist and curator Barby Asante, Amal Alhaag co-initiated the ongoing collaborative project Diasporic Self: Black Togetherness as Lingua Franca (2019/2019) at Framer Framed in Amsterdam and at 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning in London. As part of the Metro54 team, she worked together with curator Rita Ouédraogo on A Funeral for Street Culture (2021), a multidisciplinary take-over at Framer Framed in Amsterdam.


Exhibitions


Project: A Funeral for Street Culture

A group project by Metro54 and Rita Ouédraogo hosted by Framer Framed

Exhibition: Diasporic Self - Black Togetherness as Lingua Franca

A project initiated by Amal Alhaag and Barby Asante
Antonio Jose Guzman - ELOO (Habana Biennale installation view)

Exhibition: El Órgano Oriental

Een presentatie met werk van Antonio Jose Guzman en een live interactief programma, onder de titel Water No Get Enemy, samengesteld door Amal Alhaag

Agenda


Finale Diasporic Self: Black Love Letters & Manifestos
An event celebrating the final day of Diasporic Self: Black Togetherness as Lingua Franca.
Diasporic Self: Lexicon of Black Poetics
This event offers space for (performative) readings that peel away, show, uncover the layers and complexities of black poetics of the everyday.
Diasporic Self: Caring as Lingua Franca - Fiction & Myths of Black Womxnhood
An evening programme i.c.w. Dipsaus podcast.
Citizenship & Cultural Production #1, Co-creation and the Commons
The first session as part of public programme Broadcasting from Babylon
Educational series: Broadcasting from Babylon
On intersectional feminist, queer, and anti-colonial embodied, listening and sounding practices.
Opening: Exhibition Diasporic Self: Black Togetherness as Lingua Franca
A project by Amal Alhaag and Barby Asante.
Diasporic Self II: Dancing as lingua franca (a gathering in progress)
An event in light of Amsterdam Art Weekend 2018, with Hannah Catherine Jones, Ogutu Muraya, Amal Alhaag and Barby Asante.
Pedagogies of Violence, Pedagogies of Care
Part of 'Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education - A Week with Angela Davis'. Hosted by Amal Alhaag & Maria Guggenbichler.
Pedagogies of the Opaque (I): Black Schools: Learning for and by Black Futures
The first gathering in a series of public research events for, with and about ex-centric cultural, communal and collective practices and thinking.
Symposium: Declassified - How to Un/Engender the Ethnographic Object?
On the (historical) construction of gender and sexuality within the ethnographic collecting practices of museums.
Filthy Mouth, Dirty Politics #2
An 'anti-conference conference', experimenting with transgressive speech acts, filthy, vulgar language, radical feminism and digital (non) spaces.
Framer Framed at Art Rotterdam 2016
As part of the Intersections area, a stage for young talent in contemporary art.
Mining, Memories and the Body: An evening with a.o. Melanie Bonajo
Addressing the politics and poetics of changing industries, such as mining.
Diasporic self: sound as lingua franca
The closing event to the exhibition 'Ancestral Blues'.
In Dialogue II: Questioning the explorer
With a historical re-enactment by performing artist Xenson Znja.
In Dialogue I: Deciphering and Reclaiming Histories
Artist talk with collaborating artists Papa Shabani and Xenson Znja.
Filthy Mouth - Dirty Politics
Experimental conference on the relationship between vulgar language, radical feminism.
VENUS: the anti-hero hero
An interactive programme that explores the historically violent imageries surrounding Venus.
Perspectives
Public encounters in the context of the exhibition Embodied Spaces.
Talkshow De Dissident/Mag Het Licht Aan festival
Talkshow in de context of the exhibition 'Embodied Spaces' with Amal Alhaag, Molemo Moiloa, Evan Ifekoya, Arsham Parsi and CB Berghouwer.

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