Salad Hilowle

Salad Hilowle (born in 1986, Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Stockholm-based artist who traces historical narratives, excavates and ponders the impact of the African diaspora on history and how it permeates contemporary culture.

His work is research-driven, initiated by marginalized or forgotten stories that are articulated through a variety of materials and media, including film, installation, sculpture, photography, sound and performance. With a background in film, culture and media, Hilowle embraces a subjective reading of the archive and explores ideas of memory, place and visibility.

At the institute he is PI for the project The Black Shore.