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Reem Bader

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1966
  • Age: 50
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Reem Bader (b. 1966, Ramallah, Palestine) received her MFA with distinction in International Practice from the University College for the Creative Arts, UK, in 2005. She lives in Amman, Jordan and works at the Royal Film Commission. Her creative work directly addresses the Palestinian hardships due to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. She explores global concepts of displacement and dislocation through video and other media. Recent exhibitions include Coding: Decoding at the Nikola Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. She was also featured in the Jordan Short Film Festival (2006).

Reem Bader takes up a theme familiar to feminist art that is given a poignant twist by the Middle Eastern context. Her anxiety about aging is expressed by the bare feet struggling through desert sand, which becomes a metaphor for her people’s anguish. As poet Mahmoud Dawish has written, “were the olive trees to remember those who planted them, their oil would turn into tears.”9 The use of sand by Araj and Bader raises the specter not only of place but of arid place, suggesting the aquifers corralled and controlled by Israel’s prodigious dependence on irrigation, leaving Palestinian farmland and families parched. 


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