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Residencies

Shangri La hosts artists, cultural producers and thought leaders from around the world in its immersive residency program. Museum curators collaborate with participants to develop new work, deepen community engagement and demonstrate Shangri La’s connection to local and global conversations and concerns. Shangri La’s Residencies are an invite-only experience managed by the museum's curatorial team.

Current & upcoming residencies

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    Kamran Samimi

    Kamran Samimi grew up in rural Laupāhoehoe on Hawai‘i Island, with an Iranian/Scandinavian background. Since 2008, his work has been shown extensively around Hawai‘i, the continental US, Australia, and Japan. He holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in sculpture and print media from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

    January 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Past residencies

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    Ayodele Drum and Dance

    Chicago-based performing artist collective Ayodele Drum and Dance will be featured in a Shangri La Residency from February 14-23, 2020. “Ayodele” is a Yoruba word that means “joy in the home” and the sister-circle collective of performing artists fosters community from a feminine perspective through diasporic African drum and dance, using the artform to heal, educate and motivate in an unending circle firmly rooted in joy.

    February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020

    residency

    Ayodele Drum and Dance

    Chicago-based performing artist collective Ayodele Drum and Dance will be featured in a Shangri La Residency from February 14-23, 2020. “Ayodele” is a Yoruba word that means “joy in the home” and the sister-circle collective of performing artists fosters community from a feminine perspective through diasporic African drum and dance, using the artform to heal, educate and motivate in an unending circle firmly rooted in joy.

    February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020

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    Studio Revolt: Anida Yoeu Ali & Masahiro Sugano

    Collaborating partners, Masahiro Sugano & Anida Yoeu Ali of Studio Revolt will be in-residence from Nov 7-17, 2019.

    November 7, 2019 - November 17, 2019

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    Studio Revolt: Anida Yoeu Ali & Masahiro Sugano

    Collaborating partners, Masahiro Sugano & Anida Yoeu Ali of Studio Revolt will be in-residence from Nov 7-17, 2019.

    November 7, 2019 - November 17, 2019

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    Papermoon Puppet Theatre

    From October 15-30, 2019, the acclaimed Papermoon Puppet Theatre will be in residence at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design.

    October 15, 2019 - October 30, 2019

    residency

    Papermoon Puppet Theatre

    From October 15-30, 2019, the acclaimed Papermoon Puppet Theatre will be in residence at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design.

    October 15, 2019 - October 30, 2019

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    The Reminders

    Dynamic musical group, The Reminders, seamlessly blend hip hop, soul and roots music and melodies into powerful performances with insight and thoughtfulness.

    May 26, 2019 - June 7, 2019

    residency

    The Reminders

    Dynamic musical group, The Reminders, seamlessly blend hip hop, soul and roots music and melodies into powerful performances with insight and thoughtfulness.

    May 26, 2019 - June 7, 2019

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