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Adnan Alyahia

Adnan Alyahia

Sector : Cultural Figures , Artists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1960
  • Age: 55
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Adnan Yahya is a Palestinian artist born in a refugee camp (Alwehdat) in northern Jordan,
Education. Studied at Teachers College of amman and Later at Institute of Fine Arts.
lives and works in al-Nuwwarah near Amman, Jordan

Adnan Yahya lives with his family in a refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. His portrait is a bitter caricature of Israel’s current Prime Minister Ariel Sharon depicted in the act of torturing a Palestinian. The box of matches marked with the US flag refers to the vast military aid that the United States government provides to Israel, and the painted internal framing devices also remind the viewer of the role of the United States in encouraging Israel’s ongoing aggression.The lurid colors communicate a sense of the deathly, unnatural and unhealthy atmosphere that Sharon’s right-wing government has fostered.


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The hard reality of poor workers living in refugee camps was a base for Yahya’s work. Avoiding nationalistic romanticism, his work is more about the essence of the Palestinian condition and not its details. Yahya intuitively understands that the suffering of Palestinians is part of the general reality of oppression worldwide. His work alienates many for its utter lack of sentiment and for its hardness in execution, while some see his genius precisely in these qualities.

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