مِيكَائِيْل(ةْ) دَاوُودْ | Michael(a) Daoud:
Michael(a) Daoud is an interdisciplinary Queer Artivist; Conceptual and Visual artist, performer, dancer and choreographer. They grew up in Egypt, studied Art and Architecture in Latakia, Syria, and have been based in Berlin since 2015.
Daoud’s practice is based on rethinking narratives from historical and mythological contexts, thus conceptualizing their artistic approach to start an open dialogue with the audience to reflect on contemporary issues.
Daoud’s focus is on the history of modern human legacy and its impact on culture in their storytelling, including individual experiences of migrants, but also views on immigration in relation to the eternal state of human exile.
Daoud works with ‘Space’ as a medium and choreographs objects in it to sculpt a sentimental setting that people can relate mnemonically and spatially to, informed by their relation to their situation and surroundings.
Originally trained as an architect and plastic artist, Daoud moved from Syria in 2012 and arrived in Germany in 2014. This change of places has led them to dive into body and movement practices as a form of healing which awakened a transition into their current conceptual approach.
Michael(a) Daoud has exhibited and performed in Berlin at Haus der Statistik, CoCulture, Schwules Museum, Berlin Aids-Hilfe, the University of the Arts Berlin Rundgang 2019-2020, English Theatre Berlin EXPO 2020 Festival, PAF – Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2018-2021-2022, Oslo World Festival 2020/Norway, STAMP street art festival 2021/Hamburg and SIFA – Singapore International Festival of Arts 2022 amongst others.