Bashar Alhroub

Palestine, b. 1978

Born in Jerusalem and is currently living and working in Ramallah. Alhroub graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Al-Najah National University, Palestine in 2001. Alhroub works with a variety of media including photography, video installation, drawing and paintings. His work directly deals with the polemics of a place, questioning its role in humanity and its influence on creativity. More recently, his work began to engage with the search into the self. Using the body as a signifier, his work shows the threatened self-identity through the process of scrutiny and experimentation. The work deals with personal vulnerability and experience of existential anxiety strongly associated with issues such as religion, nationalism, conflict, and identity construction. Moreover, it looks for meaning, not in the individual sign, but in the context of exile and fragmentation.


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