Studio Visits: Marsil Andjelov Al-Mahamid

A studio visit with Marsil Andjelov Al-Mahamid in Tromsø, where he talks about how his work explores histories related to war and human casualties through textile and collective making processes

In this Studio Visits film, visual artist Marsil Andjelov Al-Mahamid talks about his work, in which he explores the concept of «remembrance» with a focus on histories related to war and human casualties. The interview gives insight into some of the historical events that inspire the motifs of his embroideries and how he works with textile to convey these stories. Marsil’s practice also often includes working collectively in the making process. He hosts embroidery workshops with non-artists and works with younger generations across national borders on topics such as peace-building and democracy.

Marsil Andjelov Al-Mahamid (b. 1983) is an artist, engineer, and entrepreneur born in Kikinda, Yugoslavia. Since 2009 he has been based in Tromsø in the northern part of Norway. His practice includes working with handmade embroidery and video art, and his projects often include working collectively in the making process.

He has exhibited in institutions such as Kunstnerforbundet and Soft Galleri in Oslo, Vadsø Kunstmuseum in Vadsø, and Terra Gallery in Kikinda. His works have been acquired into several collections in Norway, including KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, and the City of Oslo's art collection.

Direction: Norwegian Crafts and Ingun A. Mæhlum

Videography and editing: Ingun A. Mæhlum

Graphic design: Parabol Studio

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About the Studio Visits film series

Norwegian Crafts is looking at alternative ways to connect artists, duojárat and makers with curators and institutions both in Norway and beyond. Through this film series we invite you into the studios of Norwegian and Norway-based artists, where they generously share from their practice and talk about current and upcoming projects. The films are available to watch on Vimeo, YouTube and Instagram.