Anthony Hüseyin is a non-binary musician and performance artist of Kurdish-Turkish and Arabic descent who works with voice, text, film and installation. Their works combine the personal and political to explore memory, identity, and body. Raised in Urfa in Southeastern Turkey, where they learned traditional local music, they went on to study both classical and jazz singing in Istanbul and Rotterdam. They released three albums: ›Safran‹ (2012), ›The Lucky One‹ (2017), and ›Project O‹ (2022), and five singles. They taught singing for seven years at Rotterdam Conservatory, Codarts, won the second prize as a singer-songwriter in The Netherlands with ›The Lucky One‹ and received a grant in 2020 for ›Project O‹. In 2022 they released the album and opened Queer Week with it at Maxim Gorki Theater. They performed at venues and festivals like Fusion Festival, Club Robert Johnson Offenbach, Moods Jazz Club Zurich, and MusicMatch Dresden. Their recent works were commissioned by Marina Abramovic Institute. Currently Anthony is writing their new album and working as a Musical Director, composer, actor, and singer for the play ›Dschinns‹ at Maxim Gorki Theater. It is based on the novel ›Dschinns‹ by Fatma Aydemir, which was shortlisted for the German Book Prize 2022.
Anthony Hüseyin receives a grant of 5,000 euros in 2023 for the realisation of the EP ›O Shaped Songs‹.