Private Screening of a film about Faisel Laibi Sahi from Yamam Nabeel’s ‘I’m Migrant’ series.

October 9 – 14
Friday Opening Party : 13 October, 6-9pm

Yamam Nabeel’s I’m Migrant Ep.4: Faisel Laibi Sahi is screening on Friday 8th September at the Bermondsey Project Space. 

This screening is part of I’m Migrant, Yamam Nabeel’s multimedia project in which he pieces together his heritage through interviews, portraits and conversations with exiled Iraqi artists, writers, and intellectuals. In this a deeply personal project, Yamam shares the Iraq he missed out on, as the young son of exiled Iraqi poet Nabeel Yasin, a parallel Iraq created by these artists he grew up with in Europe, through analogue film portraits and a film documentary series, as well as original artwork and installations.

Faisel Laibi Sahi is an Iraqi painter, born in Basra, in 1945. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad in 1971 he worked as an illustrator in the Iraqi press. He moved to Paris in 1974 to attend the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts and Universite de la Sorbonne. He spent 10 years in France,before moving to Italy, and then Algeria with his wife Aisha. Faisel and Aisha settled to London in 1991, where they still live and work.

Yamam Nabeel and Faisal Laibi Sahi at the most recent I’m Migrant exhibition at Bermondsey Project Space in April 2023.

Art Forward is a London-based multi-media production house, founded by Nathalie Chace and Yamam Nabeel, with the aim of using our diverse artistic heritage to create projects that transcends our cultural, religious, and geographical differences. Our lives are interlinked, our future is shared and the only way going forward is by making an effort to understand each other. We create and manage projects in-house, bringing together and promoting artists from around the world to create initiatives that move towards a more harmonious coexistence. Art is powerful; it tells us stories we can learn from. Let us use it to move forward.