artist, researcher

Isshaq Al-Barbary works in social practice, performances, and placemaking. His practice engages the relations between art, statelessness, and extraterritoriality. Al-Barbary was born in Beit Jibrin refugee camp, Palestine, and currently lives and works between Amsterdam and Bethlehem. He has shown his work (carried out collaboratively) at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and the Serralves Museum, Porto. His work has been included in Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo; Qalandya International, Jerusalem; Documenta 14, Kassel; and Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago. He was a BAK Fellow and a participant and coordinator of Campus in Camps, an educational program that activated collective critical learning environments in Palestinian refugee camps. Al-Barbary is a founding member of Al Maeishah, a communal learning environment in which participants explore and practice neighboring and hospitality as radical political acts.


20-21 May 2022

Symposium: No Linear Fucking Time