Multimedia performance artist
Ifrah Mansour is a Somali, refugee, muslim, multimedia artist and educator residing in Minnesota. Her artwork explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the resiliencies of blacks, muslims, and refugees. She interweaves poetry, puppetry, films, and installations. She's been featured in BBC, Vice, Okayafrica, Star Tribune, and City Pages. Her critically-acclaimed, “How to Have Fun in a Civil War” premiered at Guthrie Theatre and will tour this fall to Saint Paul, Saint Cloud, Rochester, and Willmar cities. Her first national museum exhibition; “Can I touch it” part of “I am Somali” premiered at Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Her visual poem, “I am a Refugee” is part of PBS’s online Film festival.