Al-Mahatta International Artist Workshop 2009 - Exhibit
When: October 4, 2009; 4-9pm
Where: E. S. National Convervatory of Music Building in Bir Zeit, Palestine


After a two week art residency in Bir Zeit, Palestine - a town just outside of Ramallah, I will be participating in the Al-Mahatta International Artist Workshop 2009 - Exhibit. Please come to the reception on October 4, 2009 4-9pm

Al-Mahatta International Workshop is an artist-initiated project proposed by Al-Mahatta Gallery.

The workshop is part of the Triangle Arts Trust Network of workshops currently active in 30 countries.

Al-Mahatta Gallery will exhibit the art works produced through the workshop during Riwaq Biennale events.

The workshop is running now in the town of Birzeit, about 12 kilometers away from the Ramallah City in E. S. National conservatory building. The residencies and work spaces are set in an old building that is situated between olive trees and is close to the historical town of Birzeit.

The workshop is process oriented, supports experimentation in all media and is targeted at emerging to mid career artists in all fields; encouraging contemporary work in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, performance and sound.

More than 20 international and Palestinian artists are practicing in a wide variety of media, to work among each other, and share ideas and methods for a period of two weeks in the serene town mountain of Birzeit.

At the end of the two weeks on Sunday 4th of october, the workshop will host an Open Day which will invite in the local public, artists, and critics to celebrate the developments and results of the workshop.

The workshop is conducted in cooperation with E. S. National conservatory and supported by Triangles Arts Trust and A.M. Qattan foundation.

A catalog featuring essays and reproductions of artworks will be produced to conincide with this exhibition.