Left: Yassmine Benchrifa, photo courtesy of the artist, Middle: Mohamed Lamqayssi, photo courtesy of the artist, Right: Sahar Damoni, photo by Tammar Lam

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GPS Chats: Yassmine Benchrifa (Morocco), Sahar Damoni (Palestine), Mohamed Lamqayssi (Morocco)

Yassmine Benchrifa

,

Sahar Damoni

,

Mohamed Lamqayssi

,

Marýa Wethers

6:30pm – 8:00pm
October 23, 2019
FREE
MR, 122CC – Courtyard Studio

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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  • This is a FREE event.

Please join GPS MENA Artists-in-Residence Yassmine Benchrifa & Mohamed Lamqayssi from Morocco and Sahar Damoni from Palestine as they discuss their creative practices, the arts and culture sectors in their home cities, and regional issues affecting their work. Yassmine & Mohamed have a three-week research residency in NYC from October 14-November 3, 2019 and Sahar is in residence for a month from October 19-November 17, 2019.

Please join us for an informal reception directly following the GPS Chats to meet the artists and toast the launch of the GPS MENA Exchange Program!

GPS Chats offers GPS artists and cultural producers an informal platform to discuss their work in the independent contemporary dance sector within their cultural contexts and the influence of international exchange on the development of their practices.

Learn more about GPS Chats

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Yassmine Benchrifa

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Sahar Damoni

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Marýa Wethers

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