Biography

Noor Abu Arafeh
                  
Email: abuarafeh.noor@gmail.com
noor.abuarafeh@ecav.ch
                  
Personal profile      
              
Education
2014 - 2016  Ecav, Art in Public Sphere department,  Sierre, Switzerland (MFA)
2011 - 2012  Homeworks Space, Independent study program, Beirut, Lebanon
2007 - 2011  Bezalel Academy, Fine Arts program, Jerusalem, Palestine (BFA)
2004 - 2006  American University, Law Department, Jenin, Palestine (BA)
                  
Joint Exhibitions  
2017 Off-Biennial, Gaudiopolis 2017, Budapest, Curated by Ester and Lara Khaldi
2017 Sharjah Biennial 13, Act 2, Beirut, Curated by Christine Tohme
2017 Sharjah Biennial 13, Off-Site Ramallah, Shifting Ground, Curated by Lara Khaldi
2017 Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawoj, Sharjah, Curated by Christine Tohme
2017 Desires into Fossils: Monuments without a State", Curated by Lara Khaldi, Reem shilleh
2016 Palestine In & Out, Paris 
2016 Intermolocular Spaces, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg, Curated by Alia Rayan and Henrik Broch-Lips
2016 Master exhibition, Maxxx, Sierre, Switzerland, Curated by Barnaby Drabble (group show) 
2016 YAYA exhibition, Mosaic Room, London, Curated by Viviana Checha (group show)
2016 What's Next. Al-Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem, Curated by Alia Rayan (group exhibition) 
2015 The Gift, The Gift, Al-Mamal foundation (group show) 
2015 Milan Expo, Milano, Curated by Mirna Bamieh and Bashar Hroub (screening)
2015 Salt and water, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Curated by Margaret Stern (group show)
2015 Master exhibition, Maxxx, Sierre, Switzerland, Curated by Robert Ireland (Public Space)
2015 Master exhibition, Maxxx, Cerbere, France, Curated by Jerome Leube ( Public Space)
2015 Master exhibition, Maxxx, Sierre, Switzerland, Curated by Barnaby Drabble (group show)
2014 Instant video, Marseille, France, Curated by Naïk Msili (group show)
2014 Cairo Video Festival, Medrar, Cairo, Egypt (screening)
2014 YAYA exhibition, Al-Qattan foundation, Ramallah, Palestine, Curated by Viviana Checchia
2014 Jerusalem show, Al-Ma'mal foundation, Jerusalem, Palestine, Curated by Basak Senova
2014 A fish, a wish and a life untold, Al-Sakakini, Ramallah, Palestine, Curated by Rula Khoury
2014 Eye on Palestine, Public Spaces, Brussels, Curated by Reem Shilleh and Lara Khaledi (group show)
2014 Seen Festival, Public spaces, Ramallah, Palestine, Curated by Reem Sheleh and Lara Khaldi
2013 Al Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine, Curated by Nissreen Najjar
2013 Identities in the world, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan (Solo Show)
2013 Seemingly more intimate, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France (Solo exhibition)
2012 Al Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine (group exhibition)
2012 Homeworks space, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon (group exhibition)
2012 Al Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine (group exhibition)
2011 BA Graduation Exhibition, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Palestine (solo show)
2011 Al Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine (group exhibition)
2010 YAYA exhibtion, Al-Qattan foundation, Ramallah, Palestine (Solo exhibition)


Awards 
2016 Emerging Voices Award, Among three finalist, FT, New York
2014 YAYA Award, Second Prize, Al-Qattan foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2011 Honer Degree, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Palestine (grant)



Employment  
Research at ECAV (Ecole Cantonale des art Valis) (2017-2018)
Writer at Rassif 22, an online magazine, Beirut (2012-2014)