Asmaa Jama is a Somali artist, poet and filmmaker based in Bristol. Jama was commissioned by BBC Arts to make the interactive film "Before We Disappear" (2021), and by Bristol Old Vic to make "The Season of Burning Things" (2021), which was screened at the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2021). Their latest film, "Except This Time Nothing Returns From the Ashes" (2023), was exhibited as part of a solo exhibition at Spike Island, Bristol, and was made in collaboration with Gouled Ahmed.
Gouled Abdishakour Ahmed is an artist, stylist, costume designer and writer. Their work explores themes of memory, belonging and futurity using self-portraiture and self-fashioning as a tool to challenge traumatic histories and interrogate how structures of power have created meaning in how the ‘other’ is seen and understood in the Horn of Africa.