“ after sometime”- Palestinian Artist Aissa Deebi in conversation with Marisa Cornejo

at Espace Kugler Geneve.




November 09, 2018 -25.11.2018

Opening 7:30 hr

Artist Talk

November 10, 2018

16:00 hr


“ after sometime”- Palestinian Artist Aissa Deebi in conversation with Marisa Cornejo

at Espace Kugler Geneve.


Palestinian Artist Aissa Deebi and Curator/artist Marisa Cornejo will open debate on issues within the context of home/exile/art. “after sometime” is a conversation and exhibition of selected work from recent projects including: This how I Saw Gaza, war paintings originated in Deebi’s geographically distant, but deeply felt, experience of the 51-day assault on Gaza in 2014. Watching the news (from Geneve) footage of bombing strikes, Deebi says, “I felt devastated.” He also felt “ethically obligated” to respond.


He joined a daily demonstration against the attacks and also began making ink sketches of the TV images. Ultimately, he transformed the sketches into black-and-white oil paintings with glaze. The project was exhibited as part of Art Dubai 2018 and At the Palestine Museum US. The trail is new edition of prints based on deebia work for the 55 Venice biennale, this work was produced for his most recent exhibition: Exile is Hard work at the BirzetUniversity Museum in Palestine, this new work was produced by the painting and print making department and VCU, USA in collaboration with Professor Noah Simblist.


The trail will be as part of the Palestine Film Festival in Geneve on December 2nd, 2018. Details please visit: https://palestine-fce.ch/programme/films-evenements/


About the artist :Aissa Deebi


Aissa Deebi is a Palestinian artist based in Geneva, Switzerland. His early work investigates the complexity of daily practices in post-1948 Palestine: Days like this (1997): Makkan (1998); My Dream House (1999); Nothing is New Only Forgotten (2000). Later, Deebi’s work tackles the theme of immigration and alienation, which culminates into his Ph.D. research, providing critical analysis of Diaspora as a creative space. In tandem with his scholarly work, Deebi produced a body of works that interrogate the complex phenomena of cultural-migration and Diaspora reality as experienced by an adult Palestinian-Immigrant artist in post-Sept 11 America: Killing Time (2004); Naked Heroes (2003); Dead Sweet (2004) Tal El Samak (2011). The Trail 2013), Motherland(2016), Exile is Hard work (2016017), This is who I saw Gaza (2017).


Deebi has held several leadership positions teaching art and design at a number of institutions including the Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, Centro de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Design, Mexico and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand, The American University in Cairo, Montclair State University and currently Deebi is Visiting Reader in Contemporary Art of the Middle East at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom (UK).


His work has been exhibited globally including Art Dubai, The Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash, Jerusalem, Birzeit University Museum, Palestine, Çanakkale Biennale, Turkey, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany, The 55 Venice Biennale, Italy, Art Lab Gnesta, Sweden, Berlin Art Laboratory, Germany, Art Space Gallery at Sang Myung University, Seoul, Korea, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt, Kunstverein, Germany, The Queens Museum of Art in New York, Haus am Lutzowplatz in Berlin, Tanit Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon, Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon, Asia-Pacific Triennial, Taipei in Taiwan, VCU Art Gallery, Qatar.



About the curators Marisa Cornejo:


Marisa Cornejo is an artist based in both Switzerland and France. She has a Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts from the UNAM, Mexico and a Masters Degree from the CCC, HEAD, Geneva, Switzerland. Marisa was born in Santiago de Chile in 1971 and left with her family after the coup d”Etat in 1973, to live in exile in Argentina 1973-76, Bulgaria 1977-78, Belgium 1978-80, Mexico 1980-98 where she studied dance, visual arts and collaborated in the art collective La Panadería in México City. In 1998, she moved to England where she became a mother and 2002 found her in Brussels, Belgium. Since 2005 she is in Geneva where she works with the themes of memory, identity and forced migration through drawing her dreams as an artist researcher.


Opening hours:

Thursday 17:00-20:00 hr

Tuesday- Friday 13:00 hr-16:00 hr

Saturday-Sunday 13:00 hr -16:00 hr


Finissage 25.11.2018

12:00 hr- 16:00 hr


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