Alia Hamaoui — Artist in Residence

Layered fragments, muted tones and lost histories are interwoven into Alia Hamaoui’s multidisciplinary practice. A combination of print, painting and ‘construction’; Hamaoui’s work embodies a shift from physical remnants of the past to the digitising of memories. It’s the combination of all of these disciplines which makes her work so tangible. You become enticed by

«The city is full of interesting scenarios that just want to be discovered, for example the way construction workers set down their different materials. Those workers subconsciously create wonderful compositions of materials, casually and entirely by chance.»

Mike Okay  Halle, Germany. Tell us a little about yourself. It’s interesting to know your way from street art to studio and gallery practice. I grew up during the 1980s in the GDR, in a planned city called Halle-Neustadt which was dominated by the geometric forms of the prefabricated buildings. My image of this part