09/10 -27/10/2020
For the first time philomena+ cooperates with the renowned Salam Orient festival and invites the Pakistani Canadian artist Tazeen Qayyum for a residency programme including various events. (See the programme below)

Primarily trained as a miniature painter of the Persian and South Asian tradition, Tazeen Qayyum continues to explore new materials and processes through mediums such as drawing, installation, sculpture, video and performance. Repetition, rhythm, balance, and geometry are methodological devices that allows her to create artworks that are visually complex and offer a multi-layered understanding of material and techniques used. Drawing from complex issues of belonging and displacement within a socio political and religious context, her art is a way for her to navigate identity and beliefs while living in diaspora.

Tazeen Qayyum received her BFA in Visual Arts from the NCA (National College of Arts) in Lahore, Pakistan (1996). She is one of the pioneers of contemporary miniature painting. Tazeen Qayyum’s works have been shown in galleries and museums around the world and are included in several publications as well as in many private and public collections. She has been nominated for the Jameel Prize (2013) and the K.M. Hunter Award (2014) and was awarded the Excellence in Art Award 2015 by the CCAI (Canadian Community Arts Initiative).


Open Studio: Sat 10/10/2020, 2:00 – 7:00 pm
philomena+, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna
Music Drawing Performance with Marwan AbadoFri 16/10/2020, 7:30 pm 
Brunnenpassage, Yppenplatz, 1160 Vienna
Miniature Painting Workshop I: Sun 18/10/2020, 1:00 – 5:30 pm 
Weltmuseum Wien, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna
Miniature Painting Workshop II: Wed 21/10/2020, 5:00 – 8:00 pm 
University Wien, Kunstgeschichteinstitut, 1080 Vienna
Window Performance Sakoon: Thu 22/10/2020, 6:00 pm
philomena+, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna
Independent Space Index 2020
Thu – Sat 22/10 – 24/10/2020, 5:00 – 7:00 pm 
Open studio, philomena+, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna
Miniature Painting Workshop III: Sun 25/10/2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Brunnenpassage, Yppenplatz, 1160 Vienna

supported by:



16/11/2020 – 19/12/2020
Tewa Barnosa, Saari Elfaitouri, Malak El Ghuel, Rawand Haress, Kosta Tonev, Niwa Yoshinori
philomena+ project room, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

in collaboration with Waraq Art Foundation Tripolis und Le Cube Independent Art Room Rabat

supported by: