residency: JulyNovember 2020, MayAugust 2021

Noor Abed (Palestine)

Noor Abed

Noor Abed (b.1988 Jerusalem) is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. 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 20152016, and HWP Home Works Program Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, 20162017. She received her BA from the International Academy of Arts 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 University of Ideas UNIDEE in Biella, Italy in 2017, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2018, and a fellowship at the Raw Material Company in Dakar, Senegal in 2019. In 2020, she co-founded with Lara Khaldi the School of Intrusions, an educational platform in Ramallah, Palestine.

Abed's work has been presented in numerous festivals and venues such as, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic), Gabes Cinema Fen (Tunisia) , FIDMarseille International Film Festival (France), Les Rencontres Internationales (France), OFF-Biennale Budapest (Hungary), The Mosaic Rooms (UK), Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE), and Anthology Film Archives (New York).

Residency is part of the Everyday Forms of Resistance project.


  • Curator
    • Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka
  • Coordination
    • Katarzyna Sztarbała

Film: Marta Wódz

This residency was realised thanks to financial support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the City of Warsaw.
Partners of Everyday Forms of Resistance project