Date: May 22 (UN Biodiversity Day)

Time: 12:00 – 13:30

Free entrance. Lunch included. Sign up here.

Facilitated by: Solveig Arnesen, CEO at Vitenparken and the Norwegian BioArt Arena – NOBA

Artist talk “Ecology and Decolonizing Art Practices: From Palestine, via Tate Modern to a queer dive in the Aegean Sea”

The talk by the artist  Dr Gil Mualem-Doron will chart the roots of the immersive installation Interweaving Spaces that will be exhibited at NOBA. Looking back for more than decade of radical practice Mualem-Doron will explore the sincergy between art and activism and socially engaged art practices.

Dr Gil Mualem-Doron  is a researcher, activist and an artist with more than twenty years of social and political work.  He is the founder and creative director of the Socially Engaged Art Salon – UK. His works were exhibited in places such as Tate Modern, Turner Contemporary, People’s History Museum, Worthing Museum in the UK and in galleries and museums in Israel, South Africa, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Brazil. He is an affiliated researcher at Sussex University and alumni of the Chevening Scholarship.

About the artist 

Gil Mualem-Doron is an award-winning transdisciplinary artist, researcher and curator based in Brighton UK, where he has also founded The Socially Engaged Art Salon in Brighton. 

His work investigates issues such as identity & place, histories of displacement, embodied experiences of migration, the legacies of colonialism, social practices, and transcultural aesthetics.

His PhD thesis "The Dead Zone & The Architecture of Transgression" incorporates these issues as well as investigates historical and contemporary urban planning concepts from postcolonial perspectives.

His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad, including Tate Modern, the Turner Contemporary, Liverpool Museum, People’s History Museum, Turner Contemporary, Haifa Museum of Art, Ha’aretz Museum.

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