Amer Shomali

1981, Kuwait

Selected group Exhibitions: 2010 “Carthage Film Festival”, Tunisia; 2009 "Beirut Animated 2009”, Lebanon; 2010 "Middle East Alternate Sounds & Arts Festival", Athens; 2008 les Halles, Bruxelles, Belgium; 2008 “Centre Wallonie Bruxelles”, Paris, France; 2008 “Gemek", Amsterdam, Netherland; 2008 “The Guardian Foundation”, London, United Kingdom; 2007 "X-ray", StreetBillboards, Ramallah, Palestine; 2007 “MAISON FOLIE”, Mons, Belgium; 2007 “The Second International Biennial of Posters in the Islamic World”, Iran; 2007 “World Social Forum”, Nairobi, Kenya.

Artworks

  • The Icon

    Image of Leila Khaled, originally created by the PLO in the 1970s, became the icon of Palestinian female militancy. Originally, it was a manufactured image, purposefully staged to present the idealized female fighter. Shomali re-configures this image in a contemporary framework. The underlying sarcasm in this work is emphasized by the use of 3,...