Aissa Deebi: Visiting Artist Lecture


New Date: March 14, 2:30pm
ICA Auditorium
601 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

Aissa Deebi is a Palestinian-American Artist based in Geneva, Switzerland. His early work investigated the complexity of daily practices in post-1948 Palestine. Later, Deebi’s work tackled the theme of immigration, alienation, and an analysis of Diaspora as a creative space. His work has been exhibited globally including Art Dubai, The Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash, (Jerusalem), Birzeit University Museum (Palestine), Çanakkale Biennale (Turkey), Kunsthalle Osnabrück (Germany), The 55th Venice Biennale (Italy), Art Lab Gnesta (Sweden) Berlin Art Laboratory (Germany), Art Space Gallery at Sang Myung University (Seoul, South Korea) Darb 1718 (Cairo, Egypt), The Queens Museum of Art (New York), Haus am Lutzowplatz (Berlin), Tanit Art Gallery (Beirut, Lebanon), Beirut Art Fair (Lebanon), Asia-Pacific Triennial (Taipei, Taiwan), and The Gallery at VCUarts, Qatar (Doha). Deebi has held several leadership positions teaching art and design at a number of institutions including the Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, Centro de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Design, Mexico and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand, The American University in Cairo, Montclair State University and currently Deebi is Visiting Reader in Contemporary Art of the Middle East at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom (UK).