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majd abdelhamid

majd abdel hamid (b. 1988, damascus, syria,) is a visual artist from palestine. he was raised in ramallah, and is currently based between ramallah and beirut. abdel hamid graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from malmö art academy in sweden (2010) and attended the international academy of art in palestine (2007-2009). his works negotiate symbols of national identity, depression, conflict analysis, and time and challenge the imagery of victimhood and cultural/social taboos. he uses a variety of media including embroidery/cross stitching, videos, public intervention, and sculptures. selected exhibitions include vernissage majd abdel hamid and oscar guermouche krognoshuest lund, lund, sweden (2016); march project, sharjah art foundation, sharjah, uae (2015); the rhetoric from within, al ma’mal foundation for contemporary art, jerusalem, palestine (2014); errors allowed, mediternea 16, ancona, italy (2013); shubbak – a window into contemporary arab culture, mosaic rooms, london, united kingdom (2013); la neumuller & majd abdel hamid, norrlandsoperan, norrland, sweden (2013); qalanidya international/ yaya, french cultural center, ramallah, palestine (2012); de ramallah et gaza, beaux-arts de toulouse, toulouse, france (2011); escape, lund konsthall, lund, sweden (2011). abdel hamid was a finalist in the young artist of the year award by a.m. qattan foundation in 2008, 2010 and 2012. he has participated in several international artists residencies and workshops, including: the march project, sharjah art foundation (2015); former west, berlin, germany (2013); “truth is concrete,” graz, austria (2012), and was an artist in residence at cite internationale des arts, paris, france (2009).

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