No Justice No Peace
by Luma Jasim
This project is a work in progress. Violence can be a result of injustice. Therefore in any place in the world if there is no justice, then there is no piece. Since October 2019, a revolution started in Iraq against the corrupted government. The protestors were mainly young people in their 20’s. They started peacefully asking for their rights. The reaction of the government shooting unarmed kids. Many have died so far. This reality is bound to happen again and again until there is justice.
About the artist…
Luma Jasim is an interdisciplinary Iraqi-born artist based in Brooklyn, NY, and Boise, ID. Jasim’s art deals with war, violence, and her experience with immigration and the acculturation, which rose from that. In her artwork, she uses the personal to address the political and activate the viewer’s curiosity. Luma often reconstructs her memories, traumas, and thoughts on displacement, belonging, and strangeness in various mediums, including mixed media painting, performance, video, and animation.
Luma immigrated to The United States in 2008, she received her second BFA in Visual Arts from Boise State University, Boise, ID, and accomplished an MFA in Fine Arts with full scholarship from Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY, 2017.
Jasim has completed many artist residencies and fellowships, including the MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute fellowship in Skidmore College in Saratoga Spring, NY (2019), Yaddo Residency in Saratoga Spring, NY (2018) Surel’s Place Residency in Boise, ID (2018), The MASS MoCA residency in North Adams, MA (2017), and The AAF (The American Austrian Foundation)/ Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts, Summer Academy in Hohensalzburg Fortress, Austria (2017)
Jasim’s work has been shown nationally and internationally.