The Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World, ADKDW) is pleased to welcome a new artist-in-residence in Cologne. Multimedia artist Kinda Hassan and filmmaker Mohammad Shawky Hassan, who pursued their joint film project in Cologne until January as part of the ADKDW Residency, are now followed by Ali Yass.

Ali Yass, painter and filmmaker interested in resistance; documenting and practicing. He received his BA in Visual Arts from the University of Jordan in 2015. He championed the organization of Darat al Funun’s archive of 30 years of history in art from the Arab World. He also exhibited his work in Amman, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Berlin, Nottingham, Gera, New York City, Frankfurt, Washington, D.C. and Essen. Currently he studies at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Until the end of February he is artist-in-residence of the ADKDW.

The ADKDW Residency regularly invites international artists, theorists and curators to spend some time living and working in Cologne and thus offers the opportunity to network with the local artists and institutions.