Noor Abuarafeh, Am I the ageless object at the museum, 2018.


Noor Abuarafeh (Palestine) is a Jerusalem-based artist working primarily with video, performance, and text. Her work addresses the memory, history, archive, and the possibilities of tracing absence. Noor’s videos and performances are text-based and question the complexity of history, how is it shaped, constructed, made, perceived, visualised and understood, and consider how all these elements are related to fact and fiction, and the possibility of imaging the past when there are gaps in documentation. Her videos and socially engaged artworks are based on interviews, workshops and other shared activities.

Noor has recently participated in, Sharjah Biennale 13 (2017), Off-Binnial – Gaudipolis, Budapest (2017), Qalandia International, Jerusalem (2016), INTERMOLECULAR SPACES, Aalborg (2016), Suspended Accounts, Mosaic Rooms, London (2016), Instant Videos Festival, France (2015), Salt and Water, Or Gallery, Canada (2014), and Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan (2013), among other exhibitions.

She holds an MA from ECAV, Switzerland, and a BA from Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design, Jerusalem. In 2016 she was a finalist for the Emerging Voices Award and was awarded second prize in the Qattan Foundation’s Young Palestinian Artist Award.

With support from

4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality (Royal College of Art)


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