Palestinian art created within Israel’s 1948 borders possesses unique characteristics deriving from its being part of the visual culture of the Palestinian minority in Israel. In this artistic-national construct, the artist, graphic designer and printmaker Abed Abdi played a leading role as a consequence of his work over the decade between 1972 and 1982 as...Continue Reading
Abed Abdi has been awarded the Israeli ministry of culture and sport’s prize in art and design for the year 2008. Jury’s Statement: “Abed Abdi is one of the outstanding, and most influential artists on the art and culture of the Arab society during more than forty years. His contribution to the creation of a...Continue Reading
In front of a packed audience, Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav awarded Abed Abdi, along with 18 others, the ” notable of the city of Haifa” honorary title, in recognition of his many years of public contribution to the city and the country. The prestigious ceremony wasattended by the Minister of Science and Technology MK...Continue Reading
I am unable to address Abed Abdi’s catalogue from the purely technical and professional composition aspect. The historical profundity of Abdi’s experience places him in the category of artist-phenomenon. As a consequence of his intellectual and spiritual accumulation of experiences and the interaction between them, it would be more appropriate for me to go...Continue Reading
“Wa ma nasaina” (“We have not forgotten”) exhibition is a personal journey in time, memory andhistory of Palestinians, which constituting an integral part of the life of artist Abed Abdi, who was bornin Haifa. The exhibition contains paintings and lithographies which were published as photographic copies for 20 years, starting at the end of...Continue Reading
On January 31st the Palestinian artist Abed Abdi came to meet the children at school. Abed Abdi is a Palestinian painter, graphic designer, sculptor and lecturer of the arts, who currently works and lives in Haifa. He often meets students all around the country, always bringing a series of his works with him and creating this...Continue Reading
The life of the creative artist is measured by the years of his gift rather than the years of his life. The creative artist Abdi Abdi was born and lived in Haifa, and his roots are rooted in this ancient city and from there he acquired his various arts. Despite his studies in Germany and...Continue Reading
Abed Abdi’s art is chiefly rooted in the autonomous sphere constituted by the language of Arabic literature and the Arabic press. In 1964 he left for art studies in Dresden, where he created many drawings which were published in the Arabic press, portraying refugees in a geographically unidentified space. In Untitled (1968), a caravan of...Continue Reading
Abed Abdi and Gershon Knispel Photographs: Nikola Abdo, Rafik Bachri, Amin Bashir, Yaron Kaminski, Gidon Gitai, Salam Munir Diab, Al-Ittihad Archive and others. Curator: Tal Ben-Zvi The exhibition “Story of a Monument: Land Day Sakhneen 1976-2006” is centered on the Sakhneen monument commemorating Land Day, as a space of struggle, remembrance and identity of the...Continue Reading
A layer of sand lying randomly on a flat surface of cloth carrying a sea flavor almost inhaled from the fingers of the artist, who decorated the sand with some pieces of ceramics and stones that he had collected from different places from around the world to create a new world of his own, and...Continue Reading
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