23 aug Uresa
Uresa is a recently published poet from Kosovo who will participate in this year´s art fair (only Sunday). She is a free spirit, activist, performance artist, and especially, a feminist killjoy. Currently, she is double-majoring in Sociology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, CT, USA. Writing is one of her specialties, interrogating and denaturalizing social binaries is her forte. As a writer, activist, and conceptual performance artist, she has always seen art and activism as inextricable from one another. Her recent book ”How the Hell Do I Abort a Demon” reflects on the inner world of the modern human under today’s interrelated oppressive systems. The poems are written in free-verse and are a product of specific stiftade knowledge from the self, legitimizing stories of the marginalized, the body as a knowledge-production site, and emotion as a way of knowing. From shouting slam poetry in anti-deportation protests in the Netherlands to performing original pieces in the FemART festival in South-Eastern Europe, this combination of art and activism has shaped the course of her life. She continues to be part of artistic projects, including performance art, feminist podcasts, theatrical shows, and even movie-making, with a feminist agenda always sparking and fueling the rationale.