BareBones 2020 · OFFERINGS: Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street

Ifrah Mansour

Halima Goes for a Walk

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Puppet Halima, who is curious about the feelings of healing, took a meditative walk visiting favorite places on Lake St.

photos: Paul Irmiter

For the recent OFFERINGS: BareBones 2020 Live Pop-ups, artist Ifrah Mansour had performed puppet Halima down Lake St. and to Robert’s Annex from Oct. 28 to 31, 2020.

About the 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 on the BBC and by Vice, Okayafrica, Star Tribune, and City Pages. Her critically-acclaimed play How to Have Fun in a Civil War premiered at Guthrie Theatre and will tour in fall 2018 to Saint Paul, Saint Cloud, Rochester, and Willmar. Her first national museum exhibition, Can I touch it, part of I am Somali, premiered at Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Arts). Her visual poem, “I am a Refugee” is part of PBS’s online 2018 Film Festival.