Rafat Asad was born in Nablus in 1974.
Asad earned his BFA at Al-Najah University in 1998 with a concentration in painting. Though a painter first and foremost, Asad is a multidisciplinary artist, producing light and sound installations as well as video and performance pieces. Taking abstract painting as a point of departure, his work has evolved to focus on the Palestinian landscape. As a result, Asad’s more recent work became unique and somewhat minimalist in style.
Asad participated in group exhibitions, including; the 11th Havana Biennale (Cuba, 2012), Colors of Life, Zawyeh Gallery (Ramallah, 2014); the first Alexandria Symposium for Mediterranean Arts (Egypt, 2015); and many other important group exhibitions in Palestine, Europe, Japan, the United States, and the Arab world.
He has also had solo shows at a variety of venues. His solo exhibitions include: Visions and Abstracts, the Child Cultural Center (Nablus, 1999); Narrative, the A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah, 2006); Maps at Delfina Studios, where he was an artist-in-residence (London, UK, 2006); and Marj Ibn Amer, Zawyeh Gallery (Ramallah, 2015).
Asad also participated in several art workshops and residencies, including at Slade School of Art (London, 2012) and Cite des arts (Paris, France, 2015). Additionally, he was part of a workshop in Shanta, Jordan (2007), and the summer arts workshop in Styria, Austria (2009).
Asad was the cofounder and art director of Al-Mahatta Gallery, board director of the Balata Cultural Forum, and a member of the Palestinian Artists’ League.
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