Untitled, Assimilation Secrets Series, Anysa Saleh, 2016

Untitled, Assimilation Secrets Series, Anysa Saleh, 2016

Presentation | P.A. Yemen:

June 2019: Phone Art Yemen held its first presentation in Sana’a between 26-28 June at Mocha Hunters cafe. The presentation showcased 20 photographs of 13 artists from various Yemeni regions. During the presentation, the instagram project was introduced to the public with its mission and goals. See coverage directly on P.A. Yemen account!

Workshop | Kitabat:

June 2019: Through our new literature program Kitabat; a two week creative writing workshop took place in Sana’a where 11 young writers worked together to develop their writing techniques and personal voices. Prolific writer and novelist Wajdi al-Ahdal was commissioned as the trainer of the two week workshop. Currently, a publication of short stories written by the participants is in production and will be launched in fall 2019.

Press | Diwan Al Fan:

April 2019: We’re pleased to share with our readers this feature piece on our current exhibition We’re pleased to announce ‘On Echoes of Invisible Hearts: Image Making and Popular
Archiving in Times of Unrest’. The piece ‘Yemeni Artists Reflect on Their War-Torn Homeland’ was
written by Lizzy Vartanian Collier and published in the leading art news website; Hyperallergic!

Exhibition Opening | Diwan Al Fan:

April 2019: We’re pleased to announce On Echoes of Invisible Hearts: Image Making and Popular
Archiving in Times of Unrest,
a group show curated by Lila Nazemian running from April 17 to
May 5, 2019 at STATION Beirut, and featuring works by Yasmine Diaz, Alia Ali, Arif Al Nomay,
Thana Faroq, Ibn Seera and Rahman Taha.

Launch | Kitabat:

March 2019: We’re pleased to announce the launch of our latest program; Kitabat. The program
will focus on supporting literature and creative writing projects and activities. Stay tuned to learn
more about our new program.

Press | Diwan Al Fan:

March 2019: We’re pleased to share with our readers this interview of our recent art exhibition
‘On Echoes of Invisible Hearts: Narratives of Yemeni Displacements”. Contemporary Travel
magazine interviewed the exhibition curator Lila Nazemian as well as our very own Ibi Ibrahim.
You can read the interview here.

Launch | Diwan Al Fan:

February 2019: We’re pleased to announce the launch of our latest project ‘In the Land of Shattered
Windows: Young Voices from A Broken Yemen’. The project is to be launched on 07 February 2019
and can be explored online on shatteredwindows.com

Awards | Romooz:

December 2018: We’re pleased to announce that Romooz has been selected to receive a grant
award from the Arab Funds for Arts and Culture in the Trainings and Regional Events category.
Learn more about our proposed project here.

Press | Diwan Al Fan:

December 2018: We’re pleased to share with our readers a review of our recent art exhibition ‘On
Echoes of Invisible Hearts: Narratives of Yemeni Displacements”. You can read the Artmejo review here.

Update | P.A. Yemen:

December 2018: Phone Art Yemen launched their first art-walk in Sana’a. The destination was Sana’a
University. Follow the young photographers who joined the walk and see the result of their
creative art-walk here.