The performance MISS ME? by Lakhrissi stages an intimate discussion with Landvreugd on black and brown queerness in the European context and shifts into a poetry session by the artist in collaboration with musician Yara Said.
Tarek Lakhrissi is a visual artist and a poet based in Paris. He currently teaches at CCC Research-Based Master Program of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD Geneva. Lakhrissi has been exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions including Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; 22nd Biennale of Sydney; WIELS, Brussels; Palazzo Re Rebaudengo/Sandretto, Guarene/Turin; Manchester International Festival; MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales; Shedhalle, Zurich; Fondation Ricard, Paris; Quadriennale di Roma; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; High Art, Paris; Kevin Space, Vienna; Hayward Gallery, London; Auto Italia South East, London; Grand Palais, FIAC, Paris; Fondation Lafayette Anticipations, Paris; L’Espace Arlaud, Lausanne; Zabriskie, Geneva; Fondation Gulbenkian, Paris; Veda, Firenze; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch; Kim?, Riga; Artexte, Montreal; Gaité Lyrique, Paris and SMC/CAC, Vilnius. Lakhrissi’s artworks are part of different private and public collections including Defares, Sandretto Foundation and CNAP. He is represented by VITRINE Gallery, London/Basel.
Yara Said is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Syria and now based in the Netherlands. Said initiated The Salwa Foundation. She received her education at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Damascus, where she graduated in 2014. As a result of personal experience, she is aiming to connect art with social development. By immersing herself in disciplines such as politics, psychology, sociology, and sociology, she endeavors to pinpoint the position of artists in society and the perception of that same society on artists. With this goal in mind, the Salwa Foundation was established. Yara has recently graduated with an exhibit at Het Hem in Zaandam from the Sandberg Institute after she did a two-year Master of Arts program.