Aya Bseiso, Hussam Da’na, Khalid Odeh, Noura Salem

Four cultural practitioners and artist collaborators based in Jordan from diverse backgrounds make up the new collective Bahleen. For this project, they will organize a residency for artists, collectives, researchers, architects, and surveyors that will take place over six months. The residency is designed to relocate across the country at different points in the year, with the intention of investigating the sociopolitical histories and emancipatory potentials of art practices and experimenting with alternative forms of coming together. Each relocation will see new spaces and collaborators, as well as the development of new and existing work in dialogue with participants and environments, aiming also to engage with the surrounding neighborhoods and rooting the work in a network of local figures, guides, and mentors outside of traditional institutional frameworks.