The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

Artist Talk: Vlatka Horvat

Vlatka Horvat

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Vlatka Horvat (born Čakovec, Croatia, 1974; lives in London and New York) is an artist working in installation, sculpture, photography, performance, video and works on paper. Recent solo exhibitions include Zak|Branicka Gallery (Berlin, 2012), Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, 2011), annex14 (Bern, 2011), the Kitchen (New York, 2009). Recent commissioned solo projects include artissima 18 (Torino, 2011), “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 (New York, 2010), Aichi Triennale (Nagoya, Japan, 2010, a collaboration with Tim Etchells), Galerija Skuc (Ljubljana, 2010) and Istanbul Biennale 11 (Istanbul, 2009). Her performance works have been presented internationally at festivals and public sites. Horvat is represented by Zak|Branicka Gallery (Berlin), annex14 (Bern) and Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York). She holds a BA in Theatre from Columbia College (Chicago, USA, 1996), an MA in Performance Studies from Northwestern University (Evanston, USA, 1997), and a PhD, practice-based research, from Roehampton University (London, UK, 2009). In 2010, Horvat was a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation visual art award (New York).