Collective residencies / Migration and refugee movements in the 21st century / Olot


From Tuesday, 1 February 2022 to Friday, 11 February 2022

Artist & Creative Director
United Kingdom


Dr. Gil Mualem-Doron is an award winning trans-disciplinary artist who develops and uses socially & politically engaged practices. His work investigates areas such as urban histories, social and racial justice, identity and nationalism, migrations and displacement and transcultural aesthetics. Often his work is carried out through workshops in museums, community centers and libraries and everyday outdoor locations.

His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad including at Tate Modern, the Turner Contemporary, Liverpool Museum and People’s History Museum, Turner Contemporary, as well as in galleries and museums in the US, Netherlands, Berlin, Spain, Israel and South Africa. He has been commissioned to create works by such bodies as The Mayor of London, the Arts Depot, the Jewish Museum, South Bank Centre, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Ben & Jerry’s.

He is the founder and creative director of the Socially Engaged Art Salon – an art organization that is responsible for producing exhibitions and art events at the Black and Minorities Ethnics Community Partnership (BMECP) Centre and the LGBTQ+ Ledward Centre, Brighton, UK.


I am aiming to write a short biographical photo essay about the history of multiple migrations and displacement my family experienced in Asia, the Middle East and Europe in the 20th Century and back to the 2nd millennium BC. The photo essay will include the unique connection of Olot to Jewish history in Southern Europe. It will be also informed by concepts such as Hall’s “decentred identities”, Brah’s “diasporic space” and Bhabha’s Third Space.

In addition I will deliver two participatory workshops: My Diversity Flag –as part of The New Union Flag project - a social and political work aiming to replace the UK’s flag and another workshop ,“Unmasking Difficult Questions”, looking at the role of the arts in the time of crisis.

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