‘Roots’ is an unmistakable reference to Palestinian land, particularly to the olive tree and the Palestinian woman’s connection to it. Here, these women are represented as trees, their bodies made of bark and the baskets they carry, symbols of fertility: all indicative of Palestinian steadfastness despite adversity.
Born in Jabalia Refugee Camp, Gaza in 1971, Nidal Abu Oun currently works at the Palestinian Ministry of Culture. A member of the Union of Palestinian Plastic Artists, he has participated in exhibitions in Palestine and internationally.
- Defiance, Arts Canteen Gallery, London, 2012
- Something Should Happen, Gaza, 2011
- Creative Palestinian Art, Artesawa, Dubai, 2010
- Palestine Through the Eyes of Young Artists, British Council (Travelling Exhibition), 2010
- Visual Stories, Eltiqa Artists House, Gaza, 2009
- Colours of Hope, UNDP, Jerusalem, 2009, 2007
- Al Rabae’, Artist’s Union, Ramallah, 2005
- Autumn, Palestine Bank and the Ministry of Culture, Gaza, 2003
- Tin Al Ard, Articraft Village, Gaza, 2002
- Al Quds, Palestinian Embassy, Doha, 1997