Hayy Studios

Hayy Studios

Hayy Studios are dedicated spaces for artists’ residencies and participatory projects. Hayy Studios includes Studio 1, Studio 2 & 3, and The Darkroom. 

Currently at Hayy Studios 

Artist-in-Residence: Filwa Nazer

Studio 1

May-December 2022

As part of her contribution to our upcoming exhibition ‘The Distance from Here’, Jeddah-based multimedia artist Filwa Nazer will be occupying Hayy Studios 1. Her residency will include an engaging public programme which invites members of the community to consider experiences of body and space within the context of ongoing changes. 

Previously at Hayy Studios 

Participatory Project: ‘A Menu and Its Leftovers: Finding the Voices in Jeddah’s Food Histories’ 

Led by Salma Serry 

Studio 2 & 3

February 2022

Food researcher Salma Serry leads a series of workshops looking at the unique voice of Jeddah’s food culture as materialised in family recipes, generational cookbooks and ephemera, as well as the collective cultural appreciation for the act and ritual of convening and cooking.

Workshop Series: ‘This is an Edible Gold’

Initiated by Moza Almatrooshi, Led by Beeways 

Studio 2 & 3

December 2021 – February 2022

Initiated by artist Moza Almatrooshi and designed and facilitated by Hayy Learning and Beeways, ‘This is an Edible Gold’ is a workshop series offering an interdisciplinary insight into the rich lives of bees, touching on topics ranging from historical and cultural encounters with bees to pollination and the importance of bees in maintaining ecosystems on a local and global level. 

Participatory Project: ‘The Hospitable Ear’ 

Led by: Julia Tieke with Zainab Ali Reza

Studio 1

December, 2021

A collaboration between Art Jameel and the Goethe Institute, Saudi Arabia, ‘The Hospitable Ear’ is an extended workshop led by artist Julia Tiekke, working with urban strategist Zainab Ali Reza, exploring the local soundscapes of Jeddah and the competing rhythms of its sprawling and fast-developing neighborhoods.

‘Paused Mirror: The Saudi Artists’ by Osama Esid

The Darkroom

December 2021 

Photographer Osama Esid has created a portraiture series focusing on artists based in Saudi and integral to its creative community, developed via a collaborative journey, setting up field studios in and around Riyadh, the Eastern Province and Jeddah. The project is a continuation of Osama’s “wet plate collodion” portraits and landscapes. 

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