Jumana Emil Abboud uses drawing, video, performance, objects and text to navigate themes of memory, loss and resilience. Her interests lie in attempting to pose questions related to memory as read through the body, through home and homeland, through cultural ritual or practice and through folklore and folktales and other storytelling practices; especially as associated with icons and archetypes, as well as in language, both as a visual and textual tool, and the reading and re-reading of it. The artist’s work consistently reflects a Palestinian cultural landscape in which the struggle for continuity amid the wider political context necessitates a constant process of metamorphosis and ingenuity.
Jumana Emil Abboud
Palestine 1971. Lives and works in Jerusalem.
film screening - online
Video Works from the Khalid Shoman Collection
Internet of Things: Another World is Possible
Tuesday 12 May 2020
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Darat al Funun from Amman to Palestine
10-28 April 2018
Alive in the Dead Sea (1995-2015)
Art, books, and visual and audio productions
19 January - 2 June 2016
Should art educate, inform, organise, influence, incite to action, or should it simply be an object of pleasure?
25 April - 1 September 2012