Nasser Soumi was born in Palestine in 1948. He studied art at the National School of Fine Arts in Damascus from 1971 to 1977 and continued his studies at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris from 1980 to 1982. Soumi is a painter and an installation artist. His work is an assembling of “eclectic and handmade objects.” His use of the different tones of the color indigo evokes the Mediterranean Sea and impressions of navigation and nomadic movement toward a faraway land.
Since 1976, Soumi has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Palestine, France, and many cities across the world. His work has been shown at the Tokyo Museum (Japan); the Madrid National Museum (Spain); the Tunis Museum of Modern Art (Tunisia); the Baghdad National Museum (Iraq); and Institut du monde arabe, the French National Fund for Contemporary Art, and the Bibliothèque nationale (France). Soumi has received many awards for his work, including first prize at the Cairo Biennial (Egypt, 1996).
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.
When you place a bid on any artwork, you are accepting personal liability for the purchase price, any applicable taxes, any and all shipping and packing costs, and all other applicable charges. Any artwork bought by residents of the District of Columbia will be subjected to a 6% sales tax on the market value of the artwork. All U.S. resident buyers can claim tax deductions on amounts that exceed the market value of the artwork. Market value of artwork is their starting value.
Bid winners can pick up the artwork they bought from the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA or have the Institute arrange for shipment, however, reiterating, that the buyer is responsible for all packing and shipment costs.
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