Amer Shomali is a Palestinian multidisciplinary artist using painting, film, digital media, installations, and comics as tools to explore and interact with the sociopolitical scene in Palestine. Much of Shomali’s work examines the creation and use of the Palestinian revolution’s iconography.
His artworks are part of several collections: the British Museum (London, UK); Institut du monde arabe (Paris, France); the Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence, Museum of Modern Art (Kuwait City, Kuwait); Birzeit University Museum; and the A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah), as well as the private collections of Ramzi Dalloul, Rana Sadik, Hashim Shawa, Rami Nimer, and George Al Ama.
Shomali codirected an award-winning animated documentary, The Wanted 18, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. The film was awarded best documentary in the Abu Dhabi, Carthage, Traverse City, and Al-Jazeera film festivals. The Wanted 18 was also in the official submission lists for the foreign language and documentary categories of the 88th Academy Awards.
Born in Kuwait in 1981, Shomali holds a BS in architecture from Birzeit University and a master’s degree in animation from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. He is currently based in Ramallah and teaching at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design at Birzeit University.
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
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