‘Street Art by Murad Subay’: Turning Ruins of War into Walls of Revolution – Murad Subay in Discussion with Wes Williams. OXFORD University.

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‘Street Art by Murad Subay’: Turning Ruins of War into Walls of Revolution – Murad Subay in Discussion with Wes Williams

About this event

Nicknamed ‘the Yemini Bansky’ by the international media, Murad Subay (born in 1987 in Yemen) is a contemporary artist and political activist. Since the Yemeni revolution of 2011, Murad has launched several campaigns of turning the bullet-scarred walls and war-ravaged streets into symbols of hope and peace through his art. Vibrant hues of revolution and civil disobedience against the crumbling canvasses of war mark his signature artistic expression. In this session, Murad Subay will introduce his unique style of resistance in conversation with Wes Williams (Director, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities).

Murad Subay has garnered several accolades for his revolutionary work across the world. He received the Freedom of Expression Arts Award (2016) by Index on Censorship Organization, UK awarded to artists ‘whose work challenges repression and injustice and celebrates artistic free expression’, the Art for Peace Award (2014) by Veronesi Foundation, Italy for ‘spreading a culture of peace’ and Artist Protection Fund Award (2020), USA among others. He has his works exhibited at the Imperial War Museum, Manchester, the Berliner Union Film Ateliers (BUFA) in Berlin and at Yemini Film & Arts Festivals in New York and Washington DC among other locations. ‘His work has recently been acquired by the British Museum, London. Murad is currently residing in France as a political refugee where he continues his activism.

This online event is part of the interdisciplinary graduate conference ‘Rethinking Resistance’ at the University of Oxford.

Link for the event registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/street-art-by-murad-subay-turning-ruins-of-war-into-walls-of-revolution-tickets-338167717747
Link for the conference: http://whiteroseproject.seh.ox.ac.uk/index.php/rethinking-resistance-conference/

“في جحيم حرض” ريبورتاج فكرة وتصوير الفوتوغرافي جميل سبيع وكتبه الكاتب الفرنسي صاموئيل فوري ونشر في صحيفة “باريس ماتش” الفرنسية.




Dans l'enfer de Haradh
Un migrant à la frontière saoudienne. Il attend le moment propice et guette le meilleur endroit pour passer. En évitant les balles.© Jamel Subay
Le 18 juin 2013 | Mise à jour le 18 juin 2013

مدينة الغردقة، مصر.


صورة أثناء حديثي عن حملة “الجدران تتذكر وجوههم” وعلاقة فن الجرافيتي بـممارسة المواطنة،في مؤتمر المواطنة الذي أقامه “معهد السلام الدولي” في مدينة الغردقة، مصر9-10 مايو 2013. تظهر على يساري العزيزة الرائعة أمل الأشطل، والودودتين بسنت موسى و رنا، والفنانة الجرافيتية رضوى من مصر،وديمه من سوريا وعلى يميني تظهر مديرة الجلسة من تونس، والتقطت الصورة الدكتورة سعاد عطاء التي لم أشعر في وجودها بالغربة.