Observational Desire on Memory that Remains (still from film), 2014 © Noor Abuarafeh


After an extensive selection process, advised by international curators, we are delighted to announce that NOOR ABUARAFEH has been invited to take up residence at the Delfina Foundation, London, from 25 June to late September 2018. A Palestinian artist, living and working in Jerusalem, Abuarafeh works primarily with video, performance, and text. Her videos and socially engaged artworks are based on interviews, workshops and other shared activities. Abuarafeh questions how history is constructed, shaped, visualised, perceived, and understood – how all these elements are related to fact and fiction, and the possibility of imagining the past when there are gaps in documentation.  

Among other exhibitions, participation in Homeworks, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut; Sharjah Biennale13 2017; OFF-Biennale Budapest (the largest independent arts initiative in Hungary), 2017; Qalandia International, Jerusalem, 2016; and Suspended Accounts at the Mosaic Rooms, London, 2016. She has a Masters degree from ECAV, and a BA from Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem. In 2016 Abuarafeh received the Emerging Voices Award, New York, and second prize in the Qattan Foundation’s Young Palestinian Artist Award.

Delfina Foundation promotes artistic exchange and experimentation, creating opportunities for emerging and established artists, curators and writers to position their practice within global discourse, create career-defining research and commissions, and network with colleagues. www.delfinafoundation.com