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Ayed Arafah

Ayed Arafah is a contemporary visual artist. Born in Jerusalem in 1983, Arafah grew up and lives in Dhesheh refugee camp in Bethlehem. He graduated from the International Art Academy in Palestine in 2010 and received the A.M Qattan Foundation Young Artist Award for his work Bog-Jet Bahar / Sea Package.

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Haifa Abu Saleh

Haifa Abu Saleh was born in Al-Yamun, Jenin, a Palestinian town located five miles west of Jenin in the northern West Bank. She completed her studies at Najah University in Nablus.

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Haya Ka’abneh

Haya Ka’abneh was born in 1991 in Jordan and grew up in Jericho, Palestine. She studied art at Al-Quds (Abudees) University, where her artistic activities included wall painting (graffiti) with different institutions.

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Hamde Abu Rahma

Hamde Abu Rahma, award-winning Palestinian photojournalist and activist: I was born and raised near Ramallah, in the picturesque village of Bil’in, a village that has been at the forefront of nonviolent resistance.

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Samar Ghattas

Samar Ghattas is a modern visual artist and one of a minority of female Palestinian artists. After receiving her Master’s in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Ahmed Hmeedat

Ahmed Hmeedat grew up in Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. He has a bachelor’s degree in Human Rights and International Law from Al Quds Bard Honors College, though his passion has always been art.

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Wael AbuYabes

My parents were displaced from Al Kabo village, Jerusalem in 1948. I was born in Bethlehem in 1988 and have lived in the Dheisheh refugee camp since. I have a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and hope to get my master’s.

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