2017 | CHOREOGRAPHIES OF RESISTANCE : REHAB NAZZAL
EXHIBITION FORM MARCH 15 TO APRIL 22, 2017
Following a year of field work in Palestine to create this new body of work, Rehab Nazzal has gathered sound, video, photography and found objects to create immersive environments which speak to the tragic conditions Palestinians face today. Although based in documentary, the installations that make up Choreographies of Resistance function more as commemorations, for the still-living and the deceased. Rehab Nazzal was shot and injured in Bethlehem in 2015 while gathering material for this exhibition. All works included in Choreographies of Resistance will be presented to the public for the first time.
Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Canada and Palestine. Her video, photography and sound works deal with violations of human rights and the violence of war and colonialism. Nazzal’s work has been shown in Canada and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions, including Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Karsh-Masson Art Gallery, Ottawa, Khalil Sakakini Center, Ramallah, Art Gallery of Mississauga and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She is currently a PhD candidate at Western University in London, Ontario. Nazzal holds an MFA from Ryerson University in Toronto, a BFA from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in Economics from Damascus University in Syria. She has received awards and scholarships from Western University, Ryerson University, and the University of Ottawa, as well as grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. She also is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral award.