How have artists and institutions created space for change and adaptability during this moment of transition? Join these innovative artists and leaders as they tackle urgent issues and create new forms in a constantly evolving field.
This series is in line with the UAE’s commitment to the International year of Creative Economies for Sustainable Development.
Lana Shamma is Head of Public Programmes and Partnerships at Art Jameel. Her focus is on the development of programmes and partnerships that engage a broad public, often outside of the gallery setting, including Art Jameel Commissions and festivals such as Down to Earth. Previously, Lana worked in management and outreach at Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. With a Masters in Public Diplomacy, her Fulbright Grant led her to research film partnerships between Jordan and the USA.
SRĐA (Theatre For One Resident Director) is a Yugoslavian-American creative/director whose work includes theatrical productions, film, experiential events and has been seen on-and-off Broadway, around the country + globe and floating on international waters with Disney Cruise Lines. SRĐA has developed new and revived works with Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Ford’s Theater, The Civilians and more. SRĐA has worked the resident director of the internationally-acclaimed Theatre for One since 2017, leading residencies at Lewis Center for the Arts, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Cork Midsummer Festival and Abbey Theatre in Dublin with the work being described as ““creating an exhilarating sense of aliveness” by The Guardian. In the wake of the 2020 Election, SRĐA created the 20-episode Vote. SRĐA is currently in development for two unscripted television concepts and writing a first screenplay based on the life + death of Gavrilo Princip. www.sr-da.com
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