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Asmaa Jama

Asmaa Jama is a Danish-born Somali poet and multidisciplinary artist.


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Asmaa is a Danish-born Somali poet and multidisciplinary artist. Their work has been published in print and online, in places like The Good Journal, Popshot Magazine, Ambit, Sawti and ANMLY.

As an artist, they have been featured by Dark Yellow Dot, Kayd and publicly exhibited in Bristol (Rising Arts) and London (Tate Collective). Last year, they competed in the semi-finals of BBC 1XTRA Words First. And were a guest curator for Afrika Eye. Prior, to this Asmaa was a writer at Rife Magazine.

Most recently, Asmaa was a resident at IBT's Creative Exchange Lab and a writer-in-residence at the ArnolfiniAsmaa was one of 14 international artists who were part of University of Underground New York '19.

Asmaa is the co-founder of the feminist art collective Dhaqan Collective. Currently, they are part of the international production Mailles. 

Asmaa is interested, in ancestors, ghosts and diaspora lines. And is currently, exploring hypervisibility/visibility and surveillance of Black Muslims.


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