Bisan Abu Eisheh



MA 2012-2014
Fine Arts
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

B.A. 2008-2012
Visual Contemporary Art
International Academy of Arts – Palestine

Diploma 2008
Graphic Design
Jerusalem Arts Centre

Information Systems
October 6 University

Professional Experience

Jan 2016- July 2016
Summer School programmer for Fieldworks project at Hospitalfields Arts, Arbroath, UK.

Jan 2016-May 2016
Translator from English to Arabic for Palestinian Embroidery; Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities project, Glasgow, UK.

Jan 2016
Performer at Beginner language lesson: The part of speech that’s eggshell project by the artist Conor Cooke, Glasgow, UK.

Jan 2012-July 2012
Lecturer at Wajdi University College of Technology, Jerusalem.

May 2010-present
Technical Artistic Assistant for the Palestinian Artist Jawad Al-Malhi.

January 2010-February 2011
Teacher’s Artistic Assistant at Al-Basmeh School for Special Education (Autism School), Shu’fat, Jerusalem.

Teacher of Graphic Design, Nuran Association, Jabal Al-Mukaber, Jerusalem.

Assistant Curator of “GAZA GRAFFITI” Series Exhibition of the Swedish Artist Mia Grondahl, Twelve Different Cities, Palestine.

Performer and Member of the Adaptation Team of “Hello Jerusalem” Art Show, The Palestinian National Theatre in Cooperation with the Danish Group Hello Earth, Old City, Jerusalem.

Performer at Dora Garcia’s Project (Spanish Artist), The Jerusalem Show of Al-Mammal Association, Jerusalem.

Actor at “Habibi Rasak Kharban / Qais and Laila” Film By Suzan Yousef an American/Lebanese Director, Ramallah, Palestine.

Assistant Artist of the Return of the Soul Project (Jean Frere’s Nakba Project-Scottish Artist), Palestinian Art Court, Jerusalem.

Assistant Artist of Masarat Art School of the Artist Ahed Izhiman, Mustafa Al-Kurd Studio, Jerusalem.

Designed screen prints for t-shirts and logos, labels and packaging.

E-MED (Electronic Medical Service Network) Graduation Project, October 6 University, Cairo, Egypt.

Exhibition Record

Don’t You Think It’s Time for Love? Exhibition curated by Viktor Misiano, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA), Moscow, Russia. (upcoming)
The Jerusalem Show VIII: Before and After Origins Curated by Vivian Ziherl, Jerusalem, Palestine.
Glasgow International 2016, Bitter Rose project Curated by Birthe Jorgensen and Tawona Sithole, Glasgow, UK.
Disrupted Intimacies Curated by Tina Sherwell, Goethe institute, Rmallah,Palestine  & Al-Mamal foundations, Jerusalem.

Greetings to Those Who Asked About Me Curated by Andrea Thal, CIC, Cairo, Egypt.
ArtBat Fest, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Resistance and Amnesia #2 – On Failed Utopias, Living Myths, and Coloniality Today Curated by Andrei Siclodi, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria.
Too Early, Too Late group show curated by Marco Scotini, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Italy.
Afterimage/Images of Conflict group show curated by Valeria Mancinelli, Chiara Nuzzi and Stefania Rispoli, Galleria Civica di Trento | Mart, Italy.

AGITATIONISM Eva International Biennial curated by Bassam El Baroni, Limerick, Ireland.

Hiwar|Conversations in Amman group show curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Darat Al Funon, Amman, Jordan.
Beyond Boarders Book Festival, Scottish Boarders, Scotland.
Points of Departure group show curated by Rebecca Heald, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), London, UK.
Points of Departure group show curated by Rebecca Heald, Al Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine.
V&A Friday Late Night, V&A Museum, London, UK.
Les Prairies / Les Ateliers de Rennes, Biennial for Contemporary Art curated by Anne Bonnin, Rennes, France.
Arrivals and Departures _Mediterranean group show curated by Elettra Stamboulis, Ancona, Italy.

on/off Language, The Jerusalem Show curated by Lara Khaldi & Jose A. Sanchez, Jerusalem, Palestine.
UNTITIELD 12th Istanbul Biennial o , Istanbul, Turkey.
BELONGINGS group show, Vita Havet Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden.

WORLD SOCIAL FOROUM Photo Exhibition, Jerusalem.
INNER ABROAD Exhibition, International Academy of Arts – Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine.

AL-ROZANA Heritage Festival, Berzeit Village, Ramallah, Palestine.
ON ROUTE Exhibition, International Academy of Arts – Palestine, Ramallah, Paestine.
SIN Festival (The First Palestinian Festival for Video Art and Performance), Al-Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine.

Artist Residencies, Encounters or Exchanges

Culture + Conflict, London, UK (Upcoming 2016/2017)

Buchsenhausen International Fellowship Program for Art & Theory, Innsbruck, Austria.

AIR International Residencies, Antwerp, Belgium.

Hiwar|Conversations in Amman Residency, Darat Al Funon Foundation, Amman, Jordan.
Vessel Art Project Research Residency, Bari, Italy.

Points of Departures Residency, The Delfina Foundation, London, UK.

Student Exchange of M.A. Art in Public, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK.
10th Encounter of the Mediterranean art schools at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey.

AMSED Euro-Mediterranean Youth Exchange, Strasbourg, France.

Artist Talks, Conferences and Symposiums


Guest teacher at the Glasgow School of Art for Sculpture and Environmental art departments, Glasow, UK.
Guest lecturer part of Friday Lectures Series organised by Maria Fusco, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK .
Summer school programmer, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, UK.
Guest speaker at Why Is There Not More Diversity In The Arts? conference, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.

Guest speaker at Bologna ArteFiera in conversation with Marco Scotini, Bologna, Italy.

Hiwar Artist Talks, Darat Al Funon Foundation, Amman, Jordan.

Truth is Concrete 24/7 marathon camp about art and activism, Graz, Austria.
InDialogue Symposium, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK.
Knowing talk series, The Delfina Foundation, London, UK.

University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Awards and Nominations

Caspian Art Foundation scholarship award.

Truth is concrete marathon participation grant.

Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, UAE.