Bashir Qonqar is a self-taught artist born in 1980 in Beit Jala, a town in the Bethlehem governate. Qonqar studied social sciences in Germany in Heidenheim and worked and lived in Germany, where he participated in many exhibitions for almost seven years. In 2007, he came back to Bethlehem and worked for Children’s Relief Bethlehem at Caritas Baby Hospital in the public relations department and also as an art teacher at Dar Al Kalima Art College in Bethlehem. During his early years, Qonqar experienced the loss of his father who was killed in the First Intifada; this loss influenced many aspects of his future work and thoughts. Qonqar concentrates on human needs and behaviors, which take a lot of consideration in his work, and although he is a self-taught, he is able to utilize different mediums and techniques in his visual practice, from painting and drawing to digital work and installations. He has shown his works in Palestine, Germany, Austria, Andorra, Italy, France, South Africa, Sweden, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates.
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.
There will be ten (10) bidding cycles. Each cycle will close on the last day of the month at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (USA) at which time the highest bidder for the art will be notified of their winning bid.
Please note that all bids are final once submitted and may not be cancelled or modified by you, except with our express written consent under circumstances that we consider appropriate at our sole discretion. Please also note that all sales are final.