Artfield: Literature

Saara Mahbouba

Saara Mahbouba (b. San Jose, CA) is a visual artist, writer, and artistic researcher currently based in Helsinki. Her research interests are primarily in the intersection of identity and labor. Saara’s projects typically engage with a mix of critical theory and pop culture, using the languages and strategies of others fields in an attempt to …

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Paola Jalili

Paola Jalili (b. 1991, Mexico City) is an independent publisher, artist, and cultural worker currently based in Helsinki. She works with a variety of visual media to reflect on the intersections between labor, gender, and the contemporary workplace. In 2017, she co-founded the independent publishing project quince ediciones together with Daniel Bolívar. In her self-publishing practice, …

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Hanan Mahbouba

Hanan Mahbouba (b. 1990, San Jose, CA) is a writer, producer and filmmaker. Before moving to Helsinki from NYC in 2019 she produced and wrote for documentary, commercial and independent film projects for 5+ years. In 2018 she received her MFA from The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College. In 2020 she wrote and directed …

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varialambo

 varialambo formed in Berlin in 2018 We create concepts for a future, where violence in general is extinct. But how can we address violence and stigma and avoid the trap of repetition, sentimentality, and secondary traumatization? Our approach is adventurous: creating utopian counter worlds and moving on the borderlands of comedy and trauma. „We like …

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Farbod Fakharzadeh

Farbod Fakharzadeh (born 1986, Rasht) is an Iranian artist, curator and storyteller based in Helsinki. In 2018 he received a Master’s degree in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at Aalto University. He occasionally assembles objects, images and words together. His works often circulate around the themes of absurdism, power structures and failure and he works …

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