At Home: Video Installations by Rehab Nazzal
Curated by Sarah Munro
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Featured Exhibition
Wednesday, May 2 to Saturday, May 26, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6 to 9 pm
Palestinian-born artist Rehab Nazzal's multi-video installation At Home engages both personal experiences and archival documents to foreground the loss of lives and freedom amidst her homeland's ongoing military occupation. As personal as they are political, Nazzal's works move beyond our abridged understanding of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict to touch on the stories of actual citizens who, despite residing in their native land, may never truly feel at home.
Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. She holds a BFA, University of Ottawa, B.A in Economics, Damascus University, Syria. Nazzal's work has been shown both nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions, including One World Film Festival, International Yellowknife Film Festival, Montreal Palestine Film festival, SAW Video, Gallery 101, A Space Gallery and Ottawa X photography Festival. Nazzal received a number of awards and grants including Edmund and Isobel Ryan Award, University of Ottawa, Documentary Photography for social Justice Award, Ryerson University, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson University Scholarship, and Ontario Art Council and City of Ottawa grants.
Sarah Munro is a Toronto-based arts administrator, writer and curator. She holds a BFA in photography from Ryerson University as well as an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. Sarah acts as Book Reviews Editor for the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art's biannual publication, Prefix Photo magazine. She also plays an advisory role within the newly founded Genocide Archive of Rwanda.
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