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Diala Brisly Exhibition 29 April - 30 May
Monday 29 April 2019

Cambridge Migration Society is excited to welcome Syrian artist and refugee Diala Brisly to Cambridge for an exhibition of her work:


6 PM Monday 29 April | Institute of Criminology [map]

What the War Did to Our Memories: Displacement, hope, and humanity in the Syrian war

an art exhibition with Syrian artist Diala Brisly


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Diala Brisly's exhibition explores themes of resilience, childhood, and feminism within the context of the ongoing war in Syria and reveals the artist’s personal and artistic journey from Syria to Turkey, Lebanon, and now France. Brisly will speak at the opening reception on Monday 29 April at 6pm at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. The exhibition runs until 30 May. 

Brisly, who fled Damascus in 2013 and was eventually granted asylum in France, has exhibited her work in Paris, Berlin, and London. Her art has been well-received around the globe and was featured in the BBC in 2016. She is an advocate for Syrian children’s right to education, contributing murals to schools in refugee camps in Lebanon and most recently illustrating a children’s book.


The exhibition is generously supported by the Institute of Criminology, the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, King’s in the Middle East Seminars, the King’s Review, Clare Hall, the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, and Murray Edwards College. The exhibition and opening reception is free and open to all.