Agbaria’s pieces capture the contradictions of the modern Palestinian landscape. Delicate and near abstract plains are juxtaposed with troubling images of modern machinery that have indelibly desecrated the Holy Land.
Born in the village of Musmus near Umm El Fahm in 1981, Fouad Agbaria is one of the most prominent young Palestinian artists working today. Agbaria attained a bachelor’s degree from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem in 2004 and a master’s de- gree from Haifa University in 2014.
Since completing his undergraduate degree, Agbaria has painted prolifically often experimenting with different styles, techniques and media including charcoal, oil, acrylic and lithography. His catalogue of work to date has dealt with many themes associated with the Palestinian narrative, identity and memory. He has participated in over 20 group exhibitions and has held four solo shows.
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