about dana barqawi_

Dana Barqawi is a multidisciplinary artist and urban planner, based in Amman, Jordan. She holds a BSc in Architecture and a double MSc in International Cooperation, Urban Development & Emergency Architecture.

 

For Dana, the act of artistic creation is inseparable from notions of the real world. In times where socio-political changes compose an inherent part of our reality, Dana chooses to reflect the context within her work, consequently creating politically and socially engaged art.

Dana’s work challenges colonial narratives, explores indigenous identities, and aspects of womanhood and community. This approach unfolded as a result of her years of work with INGOs and Government bodies, and her International training spanning Europe, Africa & the Middle East focusing on community participation and development.

Growing up with women who painted, sewed, designed, and made art, Dana extends herself through artistry and has a long-standing fascination with detail. As a process driven artist, Dana uses raw concepts to define the rules of each project. Working from a small home studio in Amman, her work involves experimenting with material and is constantly evolving.

Exhibitions:

Hope, Foresight Art Gallery

Amman, Jordan • 2020

Telling the Palestinian Story Exhibit, Palestine Museum US

Connecticut, USA • 2020

Art of Palestinian Women Exhibit, Museum of Palestinian People

Washington DC, USA • 2020

A Land Without A People - 1st Edition, Solo Exhibition, Blue Fig

Amman, Jordan • 2018

Art Week Amman, Group Exhibition, The Studio

Amman, Jordan • 2013

E x h i b i t i o n s

11

August - 10 Sep 2020
Foresight Gallery, Amman

Group Exhibition "Hope".

This exhibition is a celebration of hope in light of the difficult circumstances the world is going through.

2-30

September-2018
Bluefig, Amman

A Land Without A People

_ art collection  _first edition 2018

This project is inspired by the widely cited rhetoric "a land without a people for a people without a land. The artworks show the people of the land without a people.

13

March- 30 September
2020
Palestine Museum US, Connecticut, USA

A Land Without A People

_ art collection  _second edition 2020

This project is inspired by the widely cited rhetoric "a land without a people for a people without a land. The artworks portray the people of the land without a people.

5

September-2013

a floor to ceiling group exhibition, part of Art Week Amman, by talented local and regional artists.

6

March- 13 September
2020
Museum of Palestinian People, Washington DC

A Land Without A People

_ art collection  _second edition 2020

This project is inspired by the widely cited rhetoric "a land without a people for a people without a land. The artworks portray the people of the land without a people.

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