Bisan Abu Eisheh

For his PhD research, Abu Eisheh is investigating how the political situation resulted by the signing of the Oslo Agreement, between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Israeli State, affected on the roles of Palestinian politicizes art practices within the Palestinian context. Through developing a practice situated between using archives, fiction and mind map, Abu Eisheh is trying to unpack some of the multilayered complexities of what is universally known as Palestinian Art.

Bisan Abu Eisheh (1985) is an artist coming from Palestine, where he was born and raised in the city of Jerusalem. Abu Eisheh is using art as a tool to investigate history, society and politics. Working across media, such as video, installations and interventions, with a practice situated both within the gallery space and the public sphere, his work attempts to create a shared awareness for himself as well as his audience about several details lost within grand narratives. Researching through different resources, from conversation and oral testimonies to archives and collected objects he tries to challenge the aesthetics of his artworks in order to bring some facts under the eyes of his viewers. By doing so, his works often aspire to open a dialog and, perhaps, seek answers related to several topics such as national identity, mobility, migration and socio-political injustice. Abu Eisheh believes that such complex topics often requires fragmenting the work into several phases of exploration and experimentation, which eventually leads to the final outcome. He values process as much as production and therefore endeavor to share these processes publicly at various stages before reaching the final project outcome.

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