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Manal Mahamid

Manal Mahamid

Sector : Cultural Figures , Artists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1976
  • Age: 40
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Manal Mahamid was born in 1976 in Umm El-Fahem. Her practice spans video, installation art, and photography. Mahamid received her MFA from the University of Haifa in 2006, where she earned a Scholarship of Excellence.

A reminder of the transitory character of human life, Manal Mahamid’s work reassesses linear understandings of time, while attempting to capture the ephemeral existence of all things, caught in the process of being perpetually replaced by the immediate present. In the words of the artist, "An imaginary thread stretches between two worlds in conflict. It pulls me and I pull it. A thread of light and darkness, of beauty and violence. In its attempt to reach my unfledged self, it leads me into the earliest traces of memory. Like a song that is recalled in the prime of life, it takes us back to our beginnings, reducing us to our essential components and mending the relationship between failure and splendor, between silence and the scream. An ancient image passes through our veins and voices, the image of that first man who killed his brother and buried him in the most beautiful spot on earth."


Achievements and Awards

Her work has been shown at the Haifa Museum of Art, Umm El-Fahem Gallery and Julie M. Gallery, in the group exhibition "Intensive Care." Internationally, her work has been exhibited in Germany (Peace of Art), Cairo (Townhouse Gallery), Stockholm (Kulturhuset), and Palma de Mallorca (Art Cologne 07), and London (Delfina Foundation). Additionally, she was won various awards and scholarships including the Rewaq Biennale Resident Award, Ramallah, in 2008; the Haifa University Scholarship of Excellence in 2006; El Quattan Scholarship, Ramallah, in 2002; the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship in 2002; HaMidrasha School of Art Scholarship for Excellence in 2002; and the Young Artists Awards (First Portrait) of the Israeli lottery in 2002. She is represented by Julie M. Gallery.

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