Raed Issa

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Dabka, 110 x 270 cm, Oil on Canvas, 2014.

 

Dabka

The Dabka, a traditional Palestinian line dance, is typically performed at weddings and joyous occasions and is an extremely important part of Palestinian popular culture. After 1948, the Dabka, like the Keffiyeh, also became a symbol of struggle and resistance. 

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Raed Issa was born in Gaza in 1975. He is a founder of the Fine Art Program within the Palestinian Red Crescent Society as well as a founder of Eltiqa- a contemporary art collective based in Gaza. He holds a Diploma in Computer Science from Al Aqsa University, Gaza.

Solo Exhibitions

  • “Espoir “, Cité internationale des Arts paris 2011
  •  “Corpes”, Center Culture French, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Nablus, Gaza (2010)
  •  “Visions”, Center Culture French, Gaza (2009)
  •  “1000 Portraits” Galerie hors-jeu – Project with Swiss artist Eliane Bytreson, Geneva (2008)
  •  “Views” Gallery Toxi”n”co, Geneva, Switzerland (2008)
  • Project, Scholarships Ateliers (ARJ) Geneva Switzerland (2007)
  •  “Al-Fajei’ah” Gothe Center, Ramallah, Palestine (2004)
  •   Fajei’ah (Catastrophe), Qattan Foundation Project, Ramallah (2002)
  • Spirit of the Earth, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah (2001)

Group Exhibitions

  •  (Museum IFAN) Dakar (2013)
  • (Palestine a company)  in Amman, Jordan (2013)
  • (Palestine a company)  France (2013)
  •  (autres mondes)  in Toulouse, France (2012)
  •  (autres mondes)  in Amman, Jordan (2012)
  •  (autres mondes)  in CCF Gaza, Ramallah, Nablus (2012)
  • (CAP) In (villa du toi) , Geneva, Switzerland (2011)
  •  (Gaza –Ramallah) university Toulouse France (2011)
  •  Proche-Orient  Festival -city of Lily-Rose, France (2010)
  • Palestine to jour –gallery arcima – Paris (2010)
  •  lVidéo ‘Appart Dubai International Video Art Biennial – UAE (2010)
  • Visual Stories, Eltiqa artists house – Palestine- Gaza (2010)
  •  GAZART, Exhibition & Workshop, Eltiqa artists house– Palestine-  Gaza (2010)
  •  Creative Palestine, Art Sawa, Dubai, UAE (2010)
  • ELTIQA IN RAMALLAH ,Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine (2010)
  • Autumn of ELTIQA in Toulouse, France (2009)
  • White Night in French Cultural Center Gaza Palestine (2009)
  • Auction in the Hotel Alhamra Palace with undp Jerusalem (2009)
  •  Summer of ELTIQA the Palestinian Red Crescent Gaza (2009)
  • Auction in the Palestinian Art Court Jerusalem (2009)
  • Art Dubai in United Arab Emirates – Dubai (2009)
  • international theatre festival Artetherapy in Slovakia (2009)
  • Art Rest, PRCS Gaza, Palestine (2009)
  • ELTIQA – Galerie Brigitte Graffault, Montauban, France (2009)
  • Traces Du Guerre, CCF , Gaza, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Nablus (2009)
  • “The White Night 2008” CCF, Gaza, Palestine (2008)
  •  “Morceaux choisis gaza” mobile exhibition, Albi, Toulouse, France (2008)
  •  3° International Art Prize “Arte Laguna” Roma Italy (2008)
  • XIII Biennale of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean- Bary Italy (2008)
  •  Fair Handal Dar Al Karama Om Al Fahem Palestine selected pieces from Gaza ” Galerie I,Acadie ” – France (2008)
  •  Eltiqa 2008 in university Toulouse France (2008)
  •  Occupy the space London England (2008)
  •  Gaza Seasons, Geneva, Switzerland (2007)
  • The white night, CCF, Gaza (2007)
  • Eltiqa, mobile exhibition, Albi, Toulouse, France (2007)
  • “Morceaux choisis gaza”, Albi, Toulouse, Rodez – France (2007)
  • White Night – CCF Gaza (2006)
  • From sands to gray, with Swiss Artist, Gaza (2006)
  • Occupy the space London England (2006)
  • 10 Artists from Palestine – Mobile @ 10 Cities in France (2005)
  • June-September  – PPP – Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny – Switzerland (2005)
  • Palestinian Artists – Manior – Margtini – Switzerland (2005)
  • Workshop Palestinian artists and Swiss artists – Geneva – Switzerland (2005)
  • Art contemporary Palestinian International Academy of Arts oslo Norway (2005)
  • Art contemporary Palestinian International Academy of Arts Gaza Ramallah (2005)
  • Seeds of Art – Zara Gallery, Amman Jordan (2004)
  • 6 Artist (Nablus, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Gaza) – French Culture Centers –  Palestine (2004)
  • Proof gallery, studi 1.1– London – UK (2003)
  • Braziers park – London – UK (2003)
  •  I Remember 1948, Sidney, Australia (2003)
  •  Winter 2002, Center Culture French, Gaza (2002)
  • International Book festival, Geneva, Switzerland (2002)
  • Marwan Kassab Bachi Student Exhibition, Darat Al Funun, Jordan (2001)
  • Arabic Jerusalem, Jordanian Artists Union, Amman, Jordan (2001)
  • We Will Be, PRCS, Gaza, Palestine (2001)
  • The 4th Al Sharjah Biennale, UAE (2001)
  • September Harvesting Exhibition Gaza Arts Village (2001)
  • An Nakba Memorial, Joint Mural Painting, Gaza (2001)
  • Gallery de la Crenetle, Louzan, Switzerland (2000)
  • In the Shadow of Intifada Exhibition, Gaza, Art and Crafts Village (2000)
  • Amman’s Summer Exhibition, Arts Palace, Amman, Jordan (1999-2001)
  • Young Artists Exhibition, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah (1999)
  • – Jerusalem is a Bridge for Return, a Mural Project (1999)
  •  Creation of Palestinian memory Exhibition, Gaza (1999)
  •  Friendship of UN-Japan Exhibition, UN, Gaza (1997-1998)

Contact:

raedart@hotmail.com

 

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