Venice Biennale 2013

Palestine Pavilion at 2013 Venice Biennale to Feature Bashir Makhoul and Aissa Deebi

Aissa Deebi will be one of two artists representing Palestine.

Bashir Makhoul and Aissa Deebi will represent Palestine at this year’s Venice Biennale, according to Al Hoash, a Jerusalem-based nonprofit that promotes Palestinian art. Both Mr. Makhoul and Mr. Deebi are multimedia artists who work primarily with photography, often to address Palestinian politics as well as themes of diaspora and exile. Their project, “Otherwise Occupied,” will focus on their homeland’s geopolitical identity. Mr. Makhoul is currently the head of the Winchester School of Art, part of the University of Southhampton in England, and has exhibited his work at Elga Wimmer Gallery in Manhattan, as has Mr. Deebi. Mr. Deebi is a founding member of ArteEast, a Brooklyn-based organization that supports Middle Eastern art and culture. Bruce Ferguson and Rawan Sharaf will act as curators for the project. This is Palestine’s third year participating in the Venice Biennale. Read More