Noor Abed


Noor Abed (1988, Palestine) works at the intersection of performance, media and film. Her practice examines notions of choreography and the imaginary relationship of individuals, creating situations where social possibilities are both rehearsed and performed.

Abed attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York in 2015-16, and Home Works Program at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, 2016-17. She received her BA from the International Academy of Artsin Palestine, and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. She was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine 2014, and a fellow in Documenta(13)’s Department of Maybe Education and Public Programs in Kassel, Germany. A finalist and a third prize-winner in the 2014 Young Artist Award, she was awarded the March Project residency and commission from Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, 2016. Abed was awarded a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France 2018, and a fellowship at the Raw Material Company in Dakar, Senegal 2019.

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Fig. 1. Noor Abed, film still, The Air Was Too Thin to Return The Gaze, 2016, Mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist

Fig. 2. Noor Abed, film still, Keeping Together in Time, 2016, Mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist

Fig. 3. Noor Abed, film still, PENELOPE, 2014, 16mm film, 06:30 min. Courtesy of the artist