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City Encountering the Sea III

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City Encountering the Sea II

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City Encountering the Sea I

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Size/80 x 120 cm

Monther Jawabreh

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Artist’s Story

Born and raised in Al Arroub refugee camp – Bethlehem / Fine Art Bachelor’s from Najah National University / Monther’s work reflects memories relating to the notion of origin, identity and roots / A present experience continuing to shape Monther’s creative outlook / He communicates a sense of home and settlement / Through a variety of multimedia including painting and video / Monther’s dramatic works a convey a collective personal experience /
"I continue my resistance, witnessing and documenting a plight, void of action."

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2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Al-Najah University,Nablus

Solo Exhibitions

2012 As Once Was Known, Al-Mahatta Gallery, Ramllah, Al-Maamal Lab, Jerusalem, Al-Warsheh, Haifa, Fatih Al-Mudares, Golan
2009 From Me to Me, Al-Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Aka, Nablus, Sponsored by Al-Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2005 Survival, Sakakini Center, Ramallah, Palestine
2003 Colored Abstract, Dar Al-Nadwa, Bethlehem, A.M Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2003 Flying Melodies, Fagner Festival, Bayrouith City, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2013 Mediterranean days of the Fine Arts, Nabel, Tunisia Art Workshop and Exhibition
2011 Peace, RachedZiab Institution for Culture and Art, Khurtoum, Sudan
2011 I’m the other, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 The Changing Room: Arab Transformations, Mahatta, Egypt Art Video Public Screening, London
2012 1st International Multimedia Artist Exhibition, “Rebellion”, Italy, sponsored by Ali Ribelli, International Artist Collective
2012 GENTES, The international Collective Exhibition, The Cittadella Centre for Culture and Arts, Gozo, Malta
2011 EspaceCulturel Maurice Utrillo Exhibition, Paris Group Exhibitions, International Artists
2010 Festival of Video Art, Damascus International Video Exhibition
2010 All in One Box, Art Workshop & Exhibition, Beirut Illustration Workshop and Exhibition
2009 Separating the Myth from the Reality, The Status of Woman, International Art Festival at the Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2009 Al-Quds Arab Cultural Capital, Oman Collective Exhibition
2009 Passport, Al-Quds Arab Cultural Capital, Sharjah Group Exhibition
2008 Occupied Space, Art for Palestine, London, Palestinians Artists’ Exhibition
2008 The Passport Exhibition, Al-Mahatta Gallery, Amman 1st memorial event of Mahmoud Darwish, Ramallah, Palestine
2008 The Palestinian Cultural Week Exhibition, The Palestinian Cultural Week Exhibition Festival sponsored Al-Qattan Foundation and Al-Sakini Foundation, Golan
2008 The Palestinian Art Exhibition, Damascus Arab Cultural Capital, Damascus, Syria
2007 Transphorm Orchestra, Art and Waste Installation in Palestine, (German workshop and exhibition)
2007 Group Show, Municipality Colon, Germany
2006 International Human Rights Festival, Adenbra, Scotland
2006 Palestinian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Oslo, Norway
2005 The Asian African Exhibition “Jaala”, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Behind the Wall Exhibitions, Al-Galil, Haifa, Nazareth
2005 Color from Palestinian Exhibition, Dubai, UAE


2010 Cite Des Artists, Paris, France


2013 Founder, Marsam 301, Bethlehem, Palestine
2008 Co-founder, Al-Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine
2006 Board member, Palestinian Artists League, Ramallah, Palestine

Professional Experience

2008-Present Advisory member, Palestine Youth magazine, Ramallah
2004-2013 Art teacher, Al-Quds Open University, Bethlehem
2010-2012 Program Manager, Al-Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah
2001-2012 Art trainer for children, Palestine
2009-2011 Art teacher, Al-Quds University, Abu Dees
2003-2009 Art Instructor, UNRWA Training College for Women, Ramallah
2001-2003 Art teacher, Ministry of Education, Bethlehem


2011 Manager and participant in Back Forth public art workshop, Al Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine
2010 One of the Managers and the organizers of Al Mahatta Gallery 2nd International Workshop, Beirzit, Palestine
2009 One of the Managers and the organizers of the Mahatta Gallery 1st International Workshop, Beirzit, Palestine
2008 Public Art Workshop “To Make Bread Project”, Al Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine
2005 The International Art Workshop “Jifna Spring”, Jifna, Palestine
2003 The International Music Festival, Byrouith, Germany

Career Highlights

  • Numerous worldwide exhibitions, includes Sakakini Center in Ramallah and Fagner Festival, Germany
  • Palestinian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Oslo, Norway
  • Board member of Palestinian Artists League in Ramallah
  • Founder of Marsam 301 in Bethlehem

Artist Statement

Resistance is not only confined to a political act. Rather it includes human, psychological and a spiritual reality. For my mission for the upcoming five years, I search for a notion of resistance, submitting comparisons, authentication and solutions for this plight. Based on geographical, ethnic and religious themes, I explore the human persona amidst conflicting realities.