The Mosaic Rooms benefits from having a Guest studio on the premises. This studio is available for use by guests of organisations, and individuals visiting London from the Middle East for cultural, artistic or educational projects.
Noor Ali Chagani2016
Artist Noor Ali Chagani stayed with us for three month in 2016 during his Jameel Prize residency at the V&A.
Download his CV here.
Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh stayed with us in February 2016 for her talk Possible and Imaginary Lives.
Hajra Waheed stayed with us in March 2016 ahead of the opening of her exhibition Sea Change – Chapter 1: Character 1, In the Rough.
Visit her website here.
Farah Saleh is a Palestinian dancer and choreographer. She stayed with us in January 2016 to lead an interactive physical workshop entitled Latent Gestures.
Visit her Vimeo page here.
Curator Viviana Checchia stayed with us in January 2016 for the opening of YAYA14: Suspended Accounts.
Acclaimed Palestinian musician Kamilya Jubran stayed with us in November 2015 for a special acoustic music and song performance held at The Mosaic Rooms.
Visit her website here.
Artist Massinissa Selmani stayed with us in October 2015 during his participation in 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London.
Visit his website here.
Writer and former director of the Berlinische Galerie, Jörn Merkert stayed with us in October 2015 for the artists talk with Marwan.
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès2015
Founding director of Khatt Foundation, Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès stayed with us in September 2015 for her talk, Multilingual Typography as Cultural Diplomacy.
Visit the Khatt Foundation website here.
Artist Ali Cherri stayed with us in July 2015 to take part in the Disappearing Cities of the Arab World conference at The British Museum as part of Shubbak Festival.
Visit his website here.
Composer and sound artist Toby Wiltshire stayed with us in June 2015 for his sonic performance Gardens of Illusion. You can listen to it here.
Timo Kaabi-Linke stayed with us in September/October 2014 ahead of the opening of The Future Rewound & The Cabinet of Souls.
Nadia Kaabi-Linke stayed with us in September/October 2014 ahead of the opening of her first UK solo show, The Future Rewound & The Cabinet of Souls.
Dor Guez stayed with us in August 2014 ahead of his exhibtion at the ICA opening in 2015. View CV.
Dalia Taha stayed with us in the summer of 2013 while she worked on a new play with the Royal Court Theatre.
Algerian artist Sadek Rahim stayed with us in April/May 2014 developing a new site-specific work for the exhibition Intervening Space: From The Intimate To The World. Download CV.
Ubah Cristina Ali Farah2014
Ubah Cristina Ali Farah is a Somali-Italian novelist and poet. She stayed with us in April 2014 for her event Mail Box with poet Elmi Ali.
Laeticia Semaan stayed with us in March 2014 during her participation in the Francophonie Improvisation Festival in London.
Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte stayed with us during Carwan Gallery’s pop up at The Mosaic Rooms as part of London Design Festival
Moroccan poet, novelist, playwright, translator, and political activist Abdellatif Laâbi stayed with us in 2013 for the English language launch of his acclaimed novel The Bottom of the Jar. Visit his website here.
Dr Fadia Faqir stayed with us in March 2013. She ran a Fiction from Art masterclass with aspiring writers. Visit Dr Faqir’s website here.
Hazem Harb stayed with us for the second time in February/March 2013 during his exhibition at the inaugural Art13 London art fair. Download CV.
Asma’a Azaizeh won the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s Young Writer Award in 2010 and published her first collection of poetry ‘Liwa’ in 2o11. She stayed with us in January 2013. Visit her blog here.
Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan stayed with us in November 2012 as he launched his most recent collection of poetry, Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me in its English translation.
Abderrahim Yamou stayed with us in 2012 during his exhibition Working from Life. He has exhibited widely in group and solo shows throughout Europe and North Africa.
Heidi Peredes has been working and supporting several cultural organisations and individuals including Beit Almusica, the Salma Dance Academy, the Hip-Hop group DAM and many more. She stayed with us in the summer of 2012. Download CV.
Lebanese writer, director and social activist. Lucien Bourjeily stayed with us in 2012 as he was preparing for his immersive theatrical show “66 minutes in Damascus” with the LIFT festival. Visit his website.
Jeremy stayed with us during his participation in a group show entitled ‘Point Fragile’ at Selma Feriani Gallery. Download CV.
Laudi resided with us from February until March 2012. She was working on the London edition of her project ‘The Great Expression / Depression’, & doing some education & outreach work with us. Download CV
Fawzy is a Palestinian artist, resident whilst taking part in the group exhibition Passport to Palestine at La Scatola Gallery and Janet Rady Fine Art. Download CV
Syrian author Fadi Azzam was resident during the launch of his book ‘Sarmada’ with Swallow Editions. Press release
Nedda El-Asmar was resident during her exhibition at The Mosaic Rooms. Visit her website here.
Rania Matar was resident during his exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms. Visit her website here.
Mohammed Joha was resident during his exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms. Visit his website here.
Gauri is an Indian artist who was resident during her solo exhibition at Green Cardamom gallery. Download CV
John Halaka was resident during his exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms. Visit his website here.
Winner of the Young Artist of the Year 2008 Award, Layan was resident during the exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms. Download CV
Classically trained soprano from Jordan, resident whilst taking classes with acclaimed vocal coaches in London. Download CV
Pascal is a Lebanese Artist, who was resident during his exhibition at the Selma Feriani Gallery. Download CV
Walaa Ahmed Al Qaisiya2011
Intern from the Palestinian Literature Festival, Walaa was resident during her internship at Bloomsbury Publishing. Download CV
American-Palestinian playwright, author, screenwriter and actress Betty Shamieh stayed with us in 2009. Visit her website.