artist nominated by Lara Khaldi

Noor Abuarafeh

1986 · Jerusalem

Noor Abuarafeh is a Palestinian Jerusalem-based artist working primarily with video, performance and text. Her work addresses memory, history, the archive and the possibilities of tracing absence. Abuarafeh’s videos and performances are text-based and question the complexity of history, how it is shaped, constructed, made, perceived, visualised and understood and its relation to fact and fiction. Abuarafeh studied art at the Bazalel Academie, Jerusalem (BFA, 2011) and received her MFA from the École Cantonale d’Art du Valée, Sierre (2016). Recently, her works were shown at: Off-Biennial, Budapest (2017); Sharjah Biennial 13, Act 2, Beirut (2017); Shifting Ground, Sharjah Biennial 13, Off-Site Ramallah, (2017); Desires into Fossils: Monuments without a State, Ramallah (2017); Intermolecular Spaces, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg (2016).