Paintings and Photography from Palestine: A Talk with the Artists, Alaa Albaba & Rehaf Al-Batniji

You are cordially invited to join us for the second virtual event of the Palestinian Artists Consortium, where we will host the Palestinian visual artists Alaa Albaba from Ramallah and Rehaf Al-Batniji from Gaza, (based now in France). We will explore with Albaba the story behind his collection of paintings (the Refugee Camp) and how his life in the Al-Amari Refugee Camp has shaped his artistic journey. Al-Batniji will also guide us through her photography and how it is used to express her life in Gaza, Al-Batniji often employs color as a tool of resistance to reflect the vitality of life in Gaza. She has published extensively in print media including Le Monde Diplomatique and other international magazines. Until recently, she trained young adolescents in Gaza City in photography and drawing before she moved to France to pursue an art residency at Cité International des Arts, Paris.

The Panel will include:

  1. Yusuf Abudi – Host and Facilitator 
  2. Ahmed Hmeedat – Founder & Artist
  3. Alaa Albaba, an Artist from Ramallah
  4. Rehaf Batniji, an Artist from Gaza

Join us in this unique event to listen to Alaa and Rehaf as they share their personal stories and discuss the process behind their creativity and discipline in the art. In addition, Alaa and Rehaf will be sharing some of their artwork live during the webinar.


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