Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance
Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance Thesis Exhibition July 6 - July 29, 2017 Opening Reception: July 8
In this multi-media exhibition, social commentary and critique intersect with expressive response to the severe realities in the conflict zone, and offers a space where critical inquiry as well as reflection may take place.
Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist and doctoral candidate at Western University. Her work deals with representations of colonial violence and critically questions the absence of the embodied experience of the oppressed and colonized populations and their resistance within contemporary art practices. Nazzal’s video, photography and sound works have 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. Nazzal holds an MFA from Ryerson University in Toronto, and a BFA from the University of Ottawa. 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.