Ramallah Art Fair opens for first time, showcasing 100 artworks

The exhibition was opened at the Palestinian Ramallah city on 14 December, and will be running until 4 March 2021.

In its first ever edition, the Fair is located at Ramallah’s Zawyeh Gallery.

The participating artists are: Bashar Khalaf, Rana Samara, Rawan Khaliliyyeh, Sliman Mansour, Wadea Khaled, Nabil Anani, Khaled Hourani, Durar Bacri, Shada Safadi, Tayseer Barakat, Fouad Agbaria, Ola Zaitoun, Bashar Alhroub, Yazan Abu Salameh, Ibrahim Al-Mozain, Fadi Batrice, Hosni Radwan, Munther Jawabreh, Shafik Radwan, Sana Bishara, Mahdi Baraghithi, Asma Ghanem, Karim Abu Shakra, Mohammad Khalil, Maisara Barood, and Fayez Sirsawi.

“This first edition features sets of works created recently or produced specifically for the fair by Palestinian artists, some of whom haven’t exhibited in the gallery before,” according to the gallery.

The note has also explained that launching of the event comes as an attempt to provide original Palestinian art in affordable prices, as a way of encouraging local collectors as well as young and emerging artists during the upcoming festive season.

Everyone is invited to support the Palestinian art by choosing unique presents of original pieces.

The gallery noted that the displayed artwork in the Fair “explore a variety of subjects stemming from the Palestinian context.”

The independent visual art gallery, Zawyeh, was founded in Ramallah in 2013 with the aim of promoting emerging and established Palestinian artists from inside Palestine and the Diaspora, through various thematic exhibitions at home and aboard.

Since February 2020, the gallery has expanded by opening a second location at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.

“Zawyeh believes in investing in creativity and artistic talent in Palestine, as a way of resilience in the face of adversaries,” the gallery’s statement read.

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