(Art Studio)

London, May 2019

The art studio is one of the seven rooms inside Room to Breathe exhibition, it is a space curated by visual artist and educator Dima Karout to host a different artist every month. Each artist made this studio their own, creating art and sharing with the public fragments of the journey they made across many borders – physical, cultural, linguistic – before landing in London.

Through meet-the-artist sessions, educational workshops and participatory artwork, the artists have shared their knowledge and stories with everyone who stepped into their universe. This space has hosted meaningful and sincere conversations and proven that it is always possible to make connections through art. It has brought the artists closer to the public and inspired many people to uncover their creativity.

Belén L. Yáñez is taking up residency in the art studio in The Room to Breathe exhibition from 2 May until 2 June 2019.

More info: MigrationMuseum

“Being in movement is being alive” – Belén L.Yáñez, artist in residence


London, June 2019


Borderless is a collective art exhibition featuring all of the artists who have taken up residency in the art studio inside of  Room to Breathe exhibition at The Migration Museum. 
It combines various art mediums and reflects on how the artists transformed their personal experiences in crossing borders into pieces of art, to convey a wider but intimate picture. It also focuses on how, through their art practice, the artists perceived the metaphor of borders, fought against division, and stood up for cultural diversity and inclusion.

Participating artists:  Habib Sadat, The New Art Studio, Ceyda Oskay, Shorsh Saleh and Belén L. Yáñez.

Curated by Dima Karout

Borderless exhibition was presented at The Migration Museum In London June- September  2019.

More info: MigrationMuseum/borderless


London, May 2019

Seeds is a participatory project that uses collage compositions to investigate personal identity and how resilience transforms people. The work offered participants space to discuss how migration can provide opportunities for growth and resilience.

Through art workshops, we learn how to create freely, be open to listening, and allow ourselves to be guided by the fragile materials to generate new images that will seem to emerge by themselves. We focused on the creative process and we explored through different collage techniques of construction.

By the end of the workshop, everyone was able to create various collages and participate in the collective artwork Seeds that collects diverse portraits of participants' representations of their migration experiences.

Seeds was developed at the Migration Museum in collaboration with visitors of the Room to Breathe exhibition.

More info: MigrationMuseum/seeds