phosfate sandoponic garden
helsinki biennial 2023 Finland
PHOSfate is a collaboration between Mohamed Sleiman Labat, an artist and writer born in the Sahrawi refugee camps, southwest Algeria, and Pekka Niskanen, a media artist, filmmaker and researcher based in Helsinki.
Te Tuhi Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand
Te Tuhi’s Project Wall features the pairing of projects by Matthew Galloway and Mohamed Sleiman Labat. In different ways, Endless and Desert Strawberries both shed light on Aotearoa’s reliance on phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara.
phosfate artistic research
Kone foundation residency
Two artists from two different backgrounds and contexts meet up for a casual conversation one day and end up with an idea for an artistic research project connecting two different aspects of one story affecting their lives: phosphate.
MUA. Museo de la Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Migratory Birds is an art collaboration between Mohamed Sleiman Labat and Rahma Mohamed Bachir Sidahmed to explore the impact and significance of migratory bird cycles in different environments.
Myymälä2 Gallery, Helsinki
Hands is a photography journey to tell the story of my father through the movement of his hands
The Nomadic Calendar
The Art of Naming the Years
An on-going research project. A collaboration between Sahrawi Artist Mohamed Sleiman Labat and his father to collect, document and study the Nomadic Calendar as narrated by the elderly in the Sahrawi community…
A collaborative presentation by Mel Chin, with the people of the Western Sahara, Ahmed Boukhari, Dr. Richard Corkish, Markus A. R. Kayser, Mohamed Sleiman Labat, Jonathan Teo, with thanks to Robin Kahn, Kirby Gookin, and Representative Mohamed Yeslem Beissat