Category Archives: Art

Existence is Resistance: The BDS and Land Back Movements

This statement is in response to the Vancouver City Council’s recent resolution targeting BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions). It has been updated to reflect growing local efforts in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and protests concerning the construction of … Continue reading

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On Extirpation, Rerooting, and Creative Liberation

Maymanah Farhat contacted me to write a two-paragraph art review for Jadaliyya’s 2018 end-of-year art review. I wrote the following instead. With special thanks to Maymanah for follow-up reference to the El-Khiam prison art collection, and to Lara Atallah for … Continue reading

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Decolonizing illustration: 
Rerooting culture, language, and activist practice

I have uploaded my expanded presentation from the CAA Conference in New York City last month. I presented on decolonization in the classroom (in the original liberation sense of the term, not the current vapid buzzword sense). The buzzword aspect … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Voices: A “Rematriated” Adoptee’s Art Residency

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve started an artist’s residency at the Newark Print Shop. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign, which was successful.

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Malcolm X Returns to Beirut

This was my second piece for Land of Gazillion Adoptees/Gazillion Voices [link to article], originally published in May of 2015.

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Jamaa Al-Yad: New Projects

Jamaa Al-Yad is happy to announce two new projects. The first is in collaboration with the Inteference Archive in Brooklyn, which has put together a portfolio of posters honoring the Cuban poster design of the Organization of Solidarity of the … Continue reading

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Boycott, Divest, and Sanction #BDS

Excerpted from the art and design blog, Design Altruism Project [link to blog]: This is a movement for global justice, both political and economic. It focuses on the various levels of displacement, dispossession, and disinheritance that formed the active undergirding … Continue reading

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Ghassan Kanafani project

A poster to celebrate the writer and activist Ghassan Kanafani, assassinated in Beirut on July 8, 1972. غسَّان كنفاني: ملصق | Ghassan Kanafani: poster

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Resistance in Print: The Jamaa Al-Yad Collective

A former student of mine interviewed me on the local collective we started up a few years ago, Jamaa Al-Yad.

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Land Day project

Palestine becomes emblematic of all dispossessed people; the farmer, displaced by capitalist and globalizing forces, becomes a symbol of resistance. To return to the land becomes not just a right but a duty; the restoration of the land to the … Continue reading

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