2018

Mo Sirra

Freelance practice-based researcher in art, design and curating

Baghdad

From January 10 to January 20, 2018

Biography —

Mo Sirra has an epistemic approach to art, design, curating and writing practices. His research is centrally concerned with modes of collaboration and participation. He produces a complex and diverse body of work that includes intervention, installation art, sculpture, photography, video and performance as “a sort of discursive argument”.

He was awarded MFA Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts | March Architectural Design UCL, London | MA Interior and Special Design, Chelsea College of Art and design, UAL. London| Jan Van Eyck, Maastricht | Gerrit Rietveld Academy, BA design, Amsterdam and BA Fine Art, Academy of fine Arts, Baghdad. His works were exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions. He produced wide-range of design works. he delivered presentations and lectures at art institutes and venues. He has participated in Artist-in-Residence, and curated number of shows and workshops programmes

Project —

I will be working on my interdisciplinary practice-based research project, ‘Build on Built: The politicization of space and the efficiency of spatial performance.’ Which investigates the theoretical and practical frameworks of spatial and furniture design within the context of the formality of social housing scheme in comparison to the informality of slum zone. It intends to develop new models, strategies and products that can play a decisive role in the development and transformation of society. I’ll develop my research through field study to some social housing in Olot, discussions with the Faber team and the participants as well as get input form the residency programmes; lectures, workshops, seminars, etc.