Basel Abbas (b. 1983) is part of an artist duo Ruanne Abou-Rahmeh Together they work across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices. Their practice is engaged in the intersections between performativity, political imaginaries, the body and virtuality. Across their works they probe a contemporary landscape marked by seemingly perpetual crisis and an endless ‘present’, one that is shaped by a politics of desire and disaster.
Basma Alsharif’s (b. 1983) work deals with the difficult transmission of the history of Palestine, between fiction and reality. Working primarily with film and multimedia installations, her images are seen through other images, frames collapse into other frames, space is familiar and anonymous, urban civilization and wildlife dissolve into each other as past, present and future collaborate on a single timeline.
The works of Saudi-Palestinian artist Dana Awartani are acts of continual revival, performances of contemporisation. Intricate manuscript illumination, parquetry, ceramics, and embroidery, on first encounter, to be finely wrought examples of traditional Islamic art forms.
Dina Mimi is a visual artist, living and working in Jerusalem, Palestine. Her practice is multi-faceted and uses video, sound, performance and text. For the past three years, Dina has been interested in issues of death and human remains in the public sphere, such as the normalisation of death in public sites, suicide subject; martyrdom, body protest and self-immolation specifically in Palestine.
Emily Jacir (b. 1973) is a Palestinian artist and filmmaker. Jacir works in a variety of media including film, photography, installation, performance, video, writing and sound. She draws on the artistic medium of concept art and social intervention as a framework for her pieces, in which she focuses on themes of displacement, exile, and resistance, primarily within the context of Palestinian occupation.