2006 - 2015
Installations & workshops
Tate Britain, Biennale of Young Artists, Caisa Cultural Centre
Calligraffiti is a collaborative workshop using Arabic text in a large-scale graffiti like manner. The concept was first produced as part of ‘Tate Loud’ under the theme ‘Conflict and Resolution’ at Tate Britain in September 2006. It was an all day drop in session with 2 intense workshops, getting people to work with Arabic text, inks and scrolls in a large-scale graffiti-like manner.
In 2009 it was exhibited in the XIV Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Skopje, Macedonia as a two-week collaborative installation including 2 intense workshops and a video.
In 2015 two Calligraffiti workshops took place on the 6.3 with students from Myllypuro and a non-stop workshop in Caisa’s lobby on the 7.3 as part of the Women’s Day celebrations.
Using Arabic sayings on communication as a base, calligraphy, the Arabic language and graffiti were explored and combined. The workshops outcomes have ended in this exhibition in Caisa’s lobby from 9-23.3.2015.
Produced in UK, Macedonia and Finland.