On Women in Revolutions is an exhibition, presented as a part of a wider research project organised by the A. M. Qattan Foundation in partnership with the Birzeit University Museum, Gallery One.
This exhibition arises from the vital importance to investigate worldwide leading women figures of twentieth-century revolutions. Much literature has been written on the subject, including diaries and memoirs that describe the women’s everyday interactions within patriarchal social and political structures of liberation struggles as well as against colonial and authoritarian regimes. Figures like Dalal al-Moghrabi, Djamila Bouhired and Kathleen Cleaver have become iconic to contemporary movements and anti-state uprisings. Nevertheless, many stories and accounts remain to be told about women’s leadership in resistance movements and rebellions who remain invisible. Many such leading revolutionary women who were fundamental pillars of the movements disappeared from prominence after their liberation struggles peaked, left to either lead ordinary domestic lives, were imprisoned for years or were absorbed into the lower ranks of the institutions of post-liberation political regimes.
Artists: Amer shomali, Amjad Ghannam, Bashar Alhroub, Bashir Qunqar, Farah Barham, Jumana Abboud, Khaled Hourani, Larissa Sansour, Laila shawa, Lina Hegazi, Manal Mahamid, Mohammad Joulani, Monther Jawabreh, Muna Hatoum, Nabil Anani, Raed Helou, Raya Ziada, Sami Shana’a, Shuruq As’ad, Sliman Mansour, Tala Abdulhadi, Vera Tamari, Wafa Hourani and Yara Dowani.