Maher Naji

The Remaining Memory, 175 x 135cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2014.

The Remaining Memory, 175 x 135cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2014.

 

The Remaining Memory

The hand mill is for Maher Naji, a tool that elicits such powerful memories of the home that he was raised in, in the village of Al Sawafir, Gaza. In this dreamlike depiction entitled, ‘The Remaining Memory’, Naji visually interprets his mother’s recounting of the hand mill and the manner in which it was used to grind wheat grains as she conversed with the women that surrounded her.

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Born in 1963, Maher Naji currently lives in Jabaliya Camp, Gaza. He obtained his BSc at the Academy of Art and Architecture, St. Petersburg, Russia in 1989 and then went on to complete his PHD in Architecture in 1994 from the same institution.

Notable Exhibitions:

  • TAWASOL,  International Festival of Contemporary Art, Palestine (2012) .
  •  “Challenge Features  “, Roots Gallery, Gaza (2012).
  •  Ismail Shammout Art Competition (2012).
  • ‘Winter’s Warmth’, Centre for Rehabilitation and the Development of Palestinian Women, Gaza (2012).
  •  First Art Festival, Said Al Meshal Institution, Gaza (2011).
  • Al- Qattan Center, Gaza (2008).
  • Art Festival, Roots Restaurant, Gaza (2007).
  • ‘Brother’s Lama’, Ministry of Culture, Gaza (1996).
  • Baron Shtigliz Academy Exhibition (1989).

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