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Youmna Chlala & Jeanno Gaussi

Youmna Chlala & Jeanno Gaussi
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Youmna Chlala & Jeanno Gaussi

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Youmna Chlala is an artist and writer born in Beirut. Her work investigates the relationship between fate and architecture through drawing, video, books, installation and performance. She received her MFA at the California College of the Arts where she was also the Founding Editor of Eleven Eleven {1111} Journal of Literature and Art. She has exhibited and performed her work in the US & Canada, the Arab World and Europe; and at the San Jose Museum of Art, Berkeley Art Museum, National Arab American Museum and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

 

Jeanno Gaussi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. Initially focused on film and video art, her work now transcends genre boundaries. Using a narrative concept as jumping off point, she creates installations that include video, photography, objects, and texts. A central theme of her artistic oeuvre is the exploration of those places where she’s worked, travelled, and experienced meaningful encounters. Her work engages with mechanisms of remembrance, the search for identity, and the social and cultural processes associated with them. Gaussi has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the dOCUMENTA (13) and the 12th Havana Biennale. She lives and works in Berlin.