Asmaa Jama is a Somali interdisciplinary artist and writer based in Bristol, UK. As a writer, Asmaa has been praised by the Brunel African Poetry Prize, shortlisted for the Wasafiri Writing Prize, James Berry Prize, New Poets Prize and longlisted in the National Poetry Competition. Asmaa was a Cave Canem Fellow in 2021, and is this year part of the Barbican Young Poets programme. They have also been published in poetry anthologies by Flipped Eye and 20.35 Africa, and in a forthcoming short story anthology with Comma Press. As a film director, Asmaa was commissioned by BBC Arts to make the interactive film Before We Disappear (2021), and by Bristol Old Vic to make The Season of Burning Things (2021), which was screened at the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Asmaa's upcoming solo exhibition, which will feature a new moving image work created together with their long term collaborator Gouled Ahmed, will open at Spike Island, Bristol, in 2023.