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Ayed Arafah

Pioneering visual artist transforming societal narratives through diverse artistic mediums.

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Date of Birth:

1983

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Jerusalem, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Ayed Arafah is renowned for his unique approach to visual arts, particularly through street art and graffiti that reflects and challenges cultural and societal narratives. His works, spanning across various mediums and themes, have significantly contributed to the Palestinian art scene and beyond.

Brief bio

Ayed Arafah, born in Jerusalem and raised in Dheisheh refugee camp, Bethlehem, is a distinguished Palestinian visual artist and educator. His artistic endeavors encompass a range of mediums, including murals, installations, videos, and paintings. Arafah's works often explore and challenge traditional narratives, aiming to expand the human experience.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • 2010: Graduated from the International Art Academy in Palestine.

  • 2010: Exhibited 'Horizon' at the Mosaic Rooms Gallery, London.

  • 2013: Artist-in-residence at Città dell’arte, Biella, Italy.

  • 2014: Participant in the "See You in The Hague" art project, Netherlands.

  • 2017: Presented his first solo exhibition, Makanak Sir, at Bab IdDeir Art Gallery, Bethlehem.

  • Innovative murals and street art in Dheisheh refugee camp...See More

  • Creation of 'Baskets Ball', an interactive art piece promoting social interaction...See More

  • Winner of the "Christ in the Palestinian Context" contest for reinterpreting Michelangelo's Pietà...See More

  • Organizing and leading Art Wave, an art workshop focusing on identity.

  • Commissioned mural in tribute to Rachel Corrie at Palestine Museum US.

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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