Untold | Unheard | Vulnerable | Refugees - Art Exhibition with works by vulnerable minority refugee groups


The Museum of World Culture hosts the exhibition Untold | Unheard | Vulnerable | Refugees, which is a part of the "Gilgamesh project: Untold experiences of vulnerable refugees".

In the exhibition, refugee/migrant artists exhibit their artwork about the suffering of their people, the experiences of forced migration, trauma and war – which are central themes in their art works.

The same research project held a workshop, hosted by the Centre on Global Migration in September 2017. exhibition poster with artwork by Yacob Ibrahim, titled After Seven Years of War

The participants of the workshop were national and international scholars and NGO representatives who have expertise on the situation of vulnerable refugee groups originating from the Middle East. You can read a report from the workshop at the Gilgamesh project website.

Showcasing works of minority groups

The art exhibition showcases selected artwork of twelve international artists who are members of the Assyrian and Yazidi communities, minority groups who are faced with extinction and forced migration.

Their artwork visualises the suffering of these minority groups, their fear of extinction, and their hopes for the future.

More information about the artists

Opening Ceremony May 19

The exhibition is opened with a speach by Farida Khalaf, author of "The Girl Who Beat ISIS". The inaguration ceremony takes place at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg on Saturday May 19, at 2-4 pm.


The documentary "POMEGRANATE: Voices of Sinjar" is also shown as part of this exhibition.This film is an eyewitness account by three Yazidi women about their experience during the genocide of Yazidis at the hands of ISIS.

"Pomegranate" shows how humans respond to catastrophic events, how they make decisions, how they survive and how they develop resilience strategies.

Read more about the Gilgamesh research project at the project website