Asmaa Jama is a Danish born Somali poet and artist. Their work has been published in print and online, in places like The Good Journal, Popshot, ANMLY and Ambit. As an artist, they have been featured by Dark Yellow Dot, Kayd and publicly exhibited by, RisingArts, Tate Collective. Most recently, Asmaa was a artist-in-residence at IBT’s Creative Exchange Lab and writer-in-residence at Arnolfini. They are the co-founder of art collective, Dhaqan Collective. Asmaa is currently working on ensemble production Mailles.
As an Interactive New Creative, Asmaa will be working on her piece “Before we disappear”:
Before we disappear is a moving image interactive experience exploring the lives of Black Muslims. And the hypervisibility / invisibility we can feel and the surveillance we face. It also looks at the ways we can archive ourselves and our stories.