Art Palestine International is a New York-based cultural organization dedicated to Palestinian contemporary art. We collaborate with museums, galleries, and non-profits to produce art exhibitions, events, and publications.

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The artistic event series

Artist: Samia Halaby
Lecture: “Palestian Artists of the Intifada an I”

2 Palestinian biennials challenge traditional models

An excellent overview of the Palestinian Bienale

Oakland, CA: Unveilling of the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural

Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
A public works and community-building project created by 11 artists from across the globe in the pursuit of illuminating the power of art to affect social change

Community Celebration to Unveil “Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural”
Sunday, August 10th, 1pm-4pm
401 26th Street @ Telegraph in Oakland

See You In The Hague

See You in The Hague
Thursday November 6, 2014

Location: The International Academy of Art Palestine,Aref Al-Aref Building, behind Arab Bank, Al-Bireh

“See You in The Hague” is based on the ongoing project of a group of IAAP students and Khaled Hourani.
Students will present the outcome of their work.

Organized by: The International Academy of Art Palestine

Suspended Accounts, YAYA 2014

Suspended Accounts, the 2014 Young Artist of the Year Award exhibition, is curated by Viviana Checchia and examines Palestinian artists’ use of self-historicization through archival methods of photography, archaeology, historical narratives and painting. Part of Qalandiya International, an art biennial across major cities in the West Bank and Gaza, the YAYA exhibition is a competition organized by A.M. Qattan Foundation which shortlists ten Palestinian artists every two years to produce new work around a theme proposed by an independent curator.

Congratulations to Bashar Khalaf (1st prize), Noor Abu Arafeh (2nd prize), Fareh Saleh (3rd prize-tied), Noor Abed (3rd prize-tied), and the many finalists whose works are currently on display at the Al Bireh Municipality Theater in Ramallah.


Fareh Saleh, A Fedayee Boy in Moscow, Installation, 2014.



Hamody Ghannam, Wadi Nisnas, audio installation, 2014.



Hanadi Azmi, Forgery of History, archaeological objects, 2014.



Noor Abed, I’m Sorry for the Metaphor, HD video/audio installation, 2014.



Iman Al Sayyed, Reincarnation, archival drawings/photographs, video projection, 2014.



Windows for Contemporary Art, Gaza

Windows for Contemporary Art Gaza is a group of six artists—Shareef Sarhan, Majed Shala, Basel Al Malqousi, Hazem Harb, Shadi Al Zaqzouq, and Mohammed Joha— whose work spans painting, photography, video, and installation. Through one-off exhibitions and public programming, the artist-run collective aims to resist the political, economic and military restrictions that recent Israeli assaults have placed on cultural progress in Gaza.

Basel Al Malqousi, “TV No Signal”

The International Academy Of Art Palestine

an audio-visual performance by dirar kalash

at the international art academy –
al-bireh / ramallah

thursday / 8th of may / 20:00

Invitation: Lost Voices in Malta & Palestine, Wednesday 14/5/2014 @ 19:00 PM in Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center

Glow of Memory Film, Presentation and Discussion

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 6 p.m. Khalil Skakini Cultural Center

During the 1970s and 1980s, there was a rich cultural cooperation between the PLO and East Germany. The Film Festival in Leipzig is a vague yet positive Palestinian memory. German film expert and distributor Irit Neidhardt completed a first viewing of the paper archives of the festival for the years the PLO attended the event starting in 1973. She will present her project exemplified by files regarding the PLO production Al-Manam that won an award in Leipzig in 1987 and which will be shown, followed by a discussion moderated by Mohanad Yacoubi.

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