Delfina Foundation

Jumana Emil Abboud

London: 06/07/15 — 20/07/15

Born in 1971, Jumana Emil Abboud uses drawing, video, performance, objects and text to navigate themes of memory, loss and resilience. She poses questions related to memory as read through the body, through folklores and folktales, through home and homeland, and through cultural ritual or practice. How is history (personal and collective) told and retold and how does it affect or impose on one’s present time/life? How do we remember and how does memory fragmentation leave its imprints? Jumana’s interests also lie in storytelling practices, as they are associated for example with folklore, myths, icons and archetypes, as well as in language, both as a visual and textual tool, and the reading and re-reading of it. In this way, her work consistently reflects a Palestinian cultural landscape in which the struggle for continuity amid the wider political context necessitates a constant process of metamorphosis and ingenuity.

She has participated in numerous international group exhibitions over the last decade. From 2009, this included the Venice Biennial, the Istanbul Biennial, the Bahrain National Museum, Manama, the Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, The Jerusalem Show, Darat al Funun, Amman, and at the Carré d’Art, Nimes.

She lives and works in Jerusalem.

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.
César lives and works in Mexico.

César Martínez’s work tackles the diverse economic, social and cultural tensions that Mexico has faced in the last decades. Departing from the logic of provocation, criticism and uncertainty, and displaying humorous appropriations of language’s conceptual ambivalence, César employs multiple supports to tackle complex topics. From installation and sculpture made of edible materials to performance and conceptual objects he explores social malaise in the face of a frustrating system, the defeat of the institutions, globalization and the submission of the Mexican government to U.S. dictates among others subjects.

 

César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

 

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.

 

César lives and works in Mexico.