Aliyah HasinahProducer + Curator
Aliyah is a curator, writer and filmmaker whose work focuses on decolonial approaches to history and the present day. She curates exhibitions, produces events, festivals, creative strategies, consults on campaigns/projects as well as making films and writing poetry and scripts.
This House of Ours – a conversation
This House Of Ours | A conversation between artist Olivia Twist and curator Aliyah Hasinah
Olivia Twist and Aliyah Hasinah share a conversation focusing on platonic intimacy, loving practice and house share dynamics. As with many events and exhibitions during the pandemic, this project has pivoted and reimagined what commissioned work will look in a post Covid era. This event will explore Olivia’s work in progress commissioned by Ort Gallery for an exhibition in 2022.
About Olivia Twist
Olivia is an Illustrator, Arts Facilitator and Lecturer from east London with an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art. The key threads which can be found in her work are place, the mundane and overlooked narratives. Her striking visual language comprises of a myriad of esoteric layers informed by a propensity for human-centered research methodologies. She is determined to make the arts, heritage institutions and arts education more accessible and representative of their local communities. Olivia has a strong interest in participatory design, relational aesthetics and documenting social history as it unfolds. As a practitioner her aims are to provide her audience with ‘the shock of the familiar’ and to trigger greater intergenerational discussion. Find out more about Olivia’s work here.
About Aliyah Hasinah
Aliyah Hasinah is a curator, writer and filmmaker whose work focuses on decolonial approaches to history and the present day. She curates exhibitions, produces events, festivals, creative strategies, consults on campaigns/projects as well as making films and writing poetry, scripts and shit captions. “It’s important to me that love and care are at the centre of my practice, so we can envision and awake new possibilities for ourselves and others, I believe that’s where the true innovation lives. This sometimes means hard conversations are had but having them enriches the work and understanding further. I will always speak my mind as I have no business speaking everyone else’s minds :)” Find out more about Aliyah’s work here.
Partners and Tickets
Ort Gallery is an artist-led exhibition space in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. It has a social mission to challenge the traditional role of visual art spaces in Birmingham. Ort Gallery believe that everyone should have access to high quality art experiences and aim to provide that standard. They contribute to making Birmingham more inclusive by actively rejecting the exclusivity often found in the visual arts sector. Find out more about the work Ort Gallery does here.
This conversation is hosted in collaboration between Ort Gallery and Civic Square. The event is supported by Amal (a Saïd Foundation Programme).
This conversation will be held in a Zoom webinar format with the opportunity to ask questions. You can register for your tickets here.