Biennale of Sydney

Jumana Emil Abboud

Jumana Emil Abboud, Cocoon, 2019, acrylic, pigment powder and spray, ink, pastel on paper, 110 x 73 cm. Supported by Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Issa Freij. Copyright © Jumana Emil Abboud.
Jumana Emil Abboud, Anatomy I, 2012, acrylic, gouache, pastel on paper, 52 x 74 cm. Supported by Delfina Foundation, London. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Issa Freij. Copyright © Jumana Emil Abboud.
Jumana Emil Abboud, Ein al-Joz Bride (spirit of the almond spring), 2016, pastel, pencil on paper, 28 x 39 cm. Supported by Delfina Foundation, London. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Issa Freij. Copyright © Jumana Emil Abboud.

Jumana Emil Abboud

Born 1971 in Nazareth, Occupied Palestinian Territories
Lives and works in London, England and Jerusalem, Occupied Palestinian Territories


Jumana Emil Abboud uses drawing, video, performance, objects and text to navigate themes of memory, loss and resilience. Her interests lie in oral histories, the investigation of personal and collective stories and mythologies, particularly, folk tales and their sites of being and unbeing. Her work has often reflected a Palestinian cultural landscape, in which the struggle for continuity amid the wider political context necessitates a constant process of metamorphosis and ingenuity.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

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