Emily Jacir


Arist2Artist Fellowship


Emily Jacir’s work spans a range of strategies including film, photography, sculpture, interventions, archiving, performance, film, writing, and sound. Renowned for work that is as poetic as it is political and biographical, she investigates histories of colonization, exchange, translation, transformation, resistance, and movement. She has built a complex and compelling oeuvre through a diverse range of media and methodologies that include unearthing historical material, performative gestures and in-depth research. She explores personal and collective movement through public space and its implications on the physical and social experience of transmediterranean space and time. She has been actively involved in education in Palestine since 2000 and deeply invested in creating alternative spaces of knowledge production internationally. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research in Bethlehem.and was recently the curator the Young Artist of the Year Award 2018 at the A. M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah which she called "We Shall Be Monsters".

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