Claiming Space: Public Programme

Every Friday throughout the exhibition period, starting Friday January 29th, a panel conversation will be held in the exhibition space between 18:00—20:00. The events are free and open to everyone but require booking due to capacity restrictions.

Free tickets will be made available on for each event Wednesday of the same week via Fotogalleriet’s Eventbrite and Facebook page.


Friday 21 January

Official opening performance by Mohamed Mohamed.

Friday 28 January

Panel discussion: ‘Claiming space'

Moderator: Bassel Hatoum, Chairman of the Board of Skeiv Verden

Panelists: Davvet Brun Davvik, Sultan Hadaddeen, Thee Yezen Zein, Wesam Almadani

Friday 4 February

Panel discussion: ‘Representation and power of definition in the art field’

Moderator: Grace Tebea Tenga, writer, critic and psychology student

Panelist: Guro Sibeko, Hanan Benammar, Mabell

Friday 11 February

Panel discussion: 'Housing as a "safe space”'

Moderator: Hanna Asefaw, artist and aspirant in Tekstlab

Panelists: Bassel Hatoum, Ninthu Paramalingam, Sigrid Elise Høeg

Friday 18 February

'How can architecture contribute to a more inclusive public space?’**

With Tina Lam, architect and urban planner, and Antoine Fadel, architect

Sunday 20 February, 14:00

Performance by Carl Aquilizan

Friday 25 February

Panel discussion: ‘The effect of Norwegian refugee policy and foreign aid on LGBTIQ+ people and communities, at home and away’

Moderator: Maruwa Kerella, advisor, Skeiv Verden

Panelists: Alex Gosto, Deniz Akin

Friday 4 March

Panel discussion: ‘Oslo's queer nightlife: a meeting place for whom? '

Moderator: Selena Sefany, communication and event consultant, Balansekunst

Panelists: Roza Taslimi, Selma Skov Høye

Sunday 6 March,

Performance by Hamid Waheed

**in English

The public programme is coordinated by curator Bassel Hatoum (he/him) and programme coordinator Miki Gebrelul (she/her).