“The Artist and the war in Yemen: A three time Approach” Revolution, War and Exile. Conference with Murad Subay at Aix-Marseille University, Nov. 2022

Aix- Marseille University, Nov. 2022, Photo by Shadi Abuozeid

I was invited by the association “Reesah” at the university of Aix-Marseille, to speak about my street art campaign and my engagment in the revolution, War and exhil. Where I highlited the chalanges which Yemenis are facing since the revolution until the ongoing war, which still raging.

Thanks for the organisers and the wonderful students which they pleased me with their strong questions.

Group photo with some of the students. Photo by Marie Alessandri

Burn Hatred Books أحرق كتب الكراهية

منذ سنوات الحرب دأبت المليشيات على جميع أشكالها وبالأخص مليشيات الحوثي على تغيير المناهج التعليمية في مناطق سيطرتها بما يوائم مع أجنداتها، وبهذا يتعرض الملايين من الأطفال اليمنيين، لعملية غسل للأدمغة في أكبر كارثة يتعرض لها التعليم في تاريخ اليمن.

بهذا أدعو الجميع لحرق الكتب التي تم تكريسها كمناهج خارج نطاق التعليم العام للدولة وأي كتب تم تحريفها في فترة الحرب، كونها تغييرات تعليمية قسريا، وتسهم في تقسيم المجتمع على أساس طائفي مقيت.

أدعوكم للمشاركة على هاشتاق #احرق_كتب_الكراهية

During years of the war that still raging, the militias in all their forms, especially the Houthi militia, have been changing the educational curricula in their areas of control in line with their agendas. With this, millions of Yemeni children are subjected to a brainwashing process based on a sectarian aspect in the biggest disaster facing education in the history of Yemen.

With this, I call on everyone to participate in burning the books that were devoted as curricula outside the scope of the general education of the state and any books that were distorted during the war period, as they are forced educational changes, and contribute to the division of society on an abhorrent sectarian basis.

I invite you to participate on the hashtag #Burn_Hatred_Books

“Half Woman”my painting, at the Headquarter of UNATED NATIONS.

Half Woman

I am pleased to participate by my painting “Half Woman” in an exhibition held at the main entrance of the Headquarter of United Nations, New York. This exhibition organized by “UNICEF, UNFPA”. and will take place from  12th to 28th September 2022.

This three-panel exhibition on the issue of female genital mutilation is part of the Ending FGM campaign, featuring three international artists:

Murad Subay’ “Yemen”

Nikkolas Smith “America”

Roland Zanga “Republic of the Congo”

حملة “رأسا على عقب” Upside Down Campaign

الأعزاء والعزيزات داخل اليمن وخارجه،

أدعوكم/ن للمشاركة في المظاهرة “رأسا على عقب”, على وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي، للاحتجاج على الوضع المعيشي والتجويع الذي وصل إليه اليمنيين بسبب أطراف الصراع وميلشياتها، والتي لا زالت مصرة على قطع الرواتب وزيادة في الجرعات والجبايات التي أثقلت كاهل اليمنيين، والتي خلفت بسببها ملايين اليمنيين محولة لهم، لشريحة هائلة من المعوزين والجياع. فضلا عن انعدام الخدمات الصحية الضرورية، التي ألقت بثقلها على حياة الناس وفي مقدمتهم الاطفال.

  للمشاركة في الحملة، عليكم التقاط صورة شخصية، مقلوبة رأسا على عقب، و بالأبيض والاسود، ونشرها على هاشتاق

 #راسا_على_عقب

علما اني سأقوم بنشر الصور في موقعي ووسائل التواصل الاجتماعية, بالإضافة لإختيار بعض الصور المشاركة لتنفيذ جداريات في فرنسا وأوروبا.

الجميع مدعو للمشاركة من داخل اليمن وخارجها.

Dear friends inside and outside Yemen,

  I invite you to participate in the “upside down” Campaign,  on social media, to protest against the living situation and starvation that Yemenis have reached due to the waring parties of the war and their militias, which are still insisting on cutting salaries and an increase in doses and levies that burdened the Yemenis, and because of which they left Millions of Yemenis have been transformed into a huge segment of the destitute and the hungry.

 As well as the lack of necessary health services, which have put their weight on people’s lives, especially children.

  To participate in the campaign, you need to take a selfie, upside down, in black and white, and post it on the hashtag.

 #Upside_down_campaign

*Note that I will publish the pictures on my website and social media, in addition to selecting some of the participating pictures for the implementation of murals in France and Europe.

Everyone is invited to participate from inside and outside Yemen.

War Helmet

 War bells are ringing across the world, a dangerous turn that requires all of us to stand up, and against the continuation of wars that are also still burning.

 The work of the artist Murad Subay, a painting on a military helmet, where on the front side of the helmet a “face of war” depicting the its horror, and on the other side an endless circle with a red background as a black hole, depicting the continuation of wars around the planet, that swallowing everything

  Hatred is an endless circle.

To buy one of Subay’s artwork, please contact, for more details:
Contact: muradsubay7@gmail.com
Website: http://www.muradsubay.com

“The Intolerance” mural, Marseille, 19 December 2021.

“The Intolerance”
“Intolerance destroy civilizations”
On a wall at the city of street art, Marseille, December 19, 2021

Special thanks to the French artist Germain Prévost, Stephane Moscato and the City of Street Art for their support of my mural.

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“The Intolerance”
“Intolerance destroy civilizations”
On a wall at the city of street art, Marseille, December 19, 2021

Special thanks to the French artist Germain Prévost, Stephane Moscato and the City of Street Art for their support of my mural.

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What Banksy did next: five fresh ideas for the street art agitator in 2016

It’s been a busy 2015 for Banksy, who opened his own theme park and intervened in Europe’s refugee crisis. Here’s how he should wield his spraycan next year

Banksy’s graffiti portrait of Steve Jobs at the Jungle migrant camp, Calais, France: the artist offered disused materials from his Dismaland project to build shelters at the camp.
Banksy’s graffiti portrait of Steve Jobs at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, France: the artist offered disused materials from his Dismaland project to build shelters at the camp. Photograph: Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock
Nell Frizzell

Nell Frizzell

Mon 28 Dec 2015 10.00 GMT

It’s been quite the year for every council worker’s favourite stencil owner. From his tour of Gaza to bringing Steve Jobs to Calais’s largest refugee camp, Banksy has highlighted the politics of many of 2015’s most troubled regions. Where he goes next is anyone’s guess. Surely it can’t be long until he’s asked to join Geri Halliwell in the hallowed corridors of the UN as a goodwill ambassador.

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“The Supreme Council of Terrorism” my mural, Berlin. Sept 2021

“The Supreme Council for Terrorism”

Let’s call things by its true name. The international terror, is the true source of terrorism.
My last mural in the German capital, Berlin. A mural dimension 220 cm high and 4 meters wide. September 2021

Special thanks to the wonderful Yemeni artist Salwa Al-Eryani for her great cooperation, as well as thanks to my dear friend Shadi Abu Zaid.

“المجلس الأعلى للإرهاب”

لنسمي الأمور بأسمائها. الإرهاب الدولي هو المصدر الحقيقي للإرهاب.
جداريتي الأخيرة في العاصمة الألمانية برلين، بإرتفاع ٢٢٠ وعرض ٤ امتار. سبتمبر ٢٠٢١

شكر خاص للفنانة اليمنية الرائعة سلوى الإرياني على تعاونها الكبير، وكذلك الشكر لصديقي العزيز شادي أبو زيد.

“Faces of War”, a collaboration with HRFFB, Berlin. Sept. 2021

“War is one of the evil roots, turning people into monsters and victims, and others watching and ignoring.”
This is my phrase on the mural “Faces of War” which I finished in Berlin on September 20, 2021.

I had the pleasure of collaborating with the “Human Rights Film Festival Berlin” by implementing my “Faces of War” at the main entrance of the festival, with dimensitons of 23.5 meters and a height of 3.3 meters. September 2021

Thank you to the organizers of the festival, the chief Anne Ramskogler and Vasilo Saroglu and to all the team of the festival.

Special thanks to my dear friend a, Shadi Abu Zeid, who was a great help in implementing this work.

“ الحرب إحدى جذور الشر, تحول البشر إلى وحوش وضحايا, وأخرين يشاهدون ويتجاهلون”هذه هي العبارة المرافقة لجداريتي “وجوه الحرب” والتي انتهيت من تنفيذها في برلين يوم 20 سبتمبر 2021.

سعدت بالتعاون مع مهرجان “أفلام حقوق الإنسان برلين” وذلك بعمل جدارية “وجوه الحرب” على المدخل الرئيسي للمهرجان، بمساحة ٢٣ متر وارتفاع ٣ امتار. سبتمبر ٢٠٢١

شكر لمنظمي المهرجان والمسؤولة عليه العزيزة آن رامسكوجلر وفاسيلو ساروجلو.

شكر خاص للصديق والأخر العزيز شادي أبو زيد والذي كان العون الكبير في تنفيذ هذه الجدارية.

“Mortar Rose” mural by Subay, on TV 2000, Italy.

On Today TV program episod was dedicated to Yemen, on the Italian channal TV2000.

Where the journalist Laura Silvia Battaglia, spoke about Yemen and the situation and about my work during the war as well.

Continue reading ““Mortar Rose” mural by Subay, on TV 2000, Italy.”