For its third year, Migration Memory Encounters joined Rörelsernas museum (the Museum of Movements). The aim is for MME to continue being an important part of the migration and artistic history of Sweden. MME will continue with the series of conversations, art exhibitions, and performances on the topics.


The first program of Migration Memory Encounters (MME) hosted a multi–act event in Malmö Konsthall on September 15. The event revolved around the evermore present concept of ‘Nationalism’, its practices and manifestations.


Panel discussions, presentations and performances explored the colonial and/or violent undercurrents of production and maintenance of the notion of nationality. We asked questions such as whether such projects are temporally limited practices, what it means to be from somewhere, belonging to a place or alternatively leaving a place, while seeking another place of belonging. Furthermore, we discussed ways in which different artistic practices open new worlds of possibility for both formulating the violent tendencies regarding ‘nationality’ as well as offering a new language of resistance against such forces.

Working Group:

Salma Afach

Parvin Ardalan

Mamak Babak-Rad

Ana Maria Bermeo            

Ashraf Haddad 

Hadi Muhialdeen

Amin Parsa











Suzi Yaseen


Mariam Haji (online)

Moderated by

Salma Afash

Hummus Reflections 2016- by Miriam Haji

Why I Am No Longer Talking About Race With White People Audio - Sonnie Gondwe, Yahneake Sterling, Fatima Osborne, Yannick Harrison
00:00 / 00:00


Encounters at the Borderlands

Behrouz Boochani (online)

Hashem Ahmadzadeh

Rahel Weldeab Sebhatu

Moderated by

Amin Parsa



Theatrical Performance by Hadi Mohedin 

Perspectives on Memory and Migration

by Ashraf Haddad founder of Malmö Multicultural Center




Michael Rakowitz


Sandi Hilal

Joanna Lombard

Moderated by

Ana Maria Bermeo


Mother Tongue

Honorary Video Art Display by

CANAN + Işıl Eğrikavuk + Nezaket Ekici + Selda Asal + Savas Boyraz + Çağdaş Kahriman + Pınar Öğrenci 

Mother Tongue är kuraterad av Malin Barth och Brynjar Bjerkem för institusjonene Stiftelsen 3,14 och TrAP. Sveriges Konstföreningar är ansvarig för utställningsturnén.

Mother Tongue presents seven video artworks that deal in different ways with experiences from today's Turkey, from a female perspective. The exhibition is curated by Malin Barth and Brynjar Bjerkem for the institutions Foundation 3.14 and TrAP. The Swedish Art Associations are responsible for the exhibition tour.


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