Noor Abed

Birzeit University | Birzeit, Palestinian Territories

Noor Abed (born in 1988 in Jerusalem) received her BA from the International Academy of Arts -Palestine, and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. She was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine 2014. A finalist and joint third prizewinner in 2014 Young Artist Award, she has been awarded the March Project residency and commission from Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE 2016, and a residency grant at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, 2018. PENELOPE / 2014 / 6 min WE BOTH KNOW / 2013 / 10 min IT IS REALLY LOUD OVER HERE / 2012 / 3 min


Palestinian Territories / 10'/ 2018

Combining 16mm footage of a staged dance of two men and documentary SD footage of a pre-wedding celebration in Palestine, the work highlights the affinities and tensions between performativity and performance. – One of a staged choreography, the other of one culturally embodied, while the third develops through editing. Noor Abed focuses on ‘dance’ as a social construct and further examines how the political unconscious can be revealed through sym- bolic acts, particularly practices of movement and choreography.Noor Abed