Ayed Arafah uses diverse media in his work, he is interested in working on the conceptual
image that aims to motivate a better understanding about the self (my self and others) in relation
with society’s issues related to politics, culture and economics.
He likes to work with painting, video, photography and installation as classic and
contemporary media in order to engage with different levels of society.
Ayed was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Dheisheh refugee camp, most recently he lives in Ramallah.
He has a BA degree in contemporary visual art from The International Academy of Art and a BA
in social work from Al Quds Open University.
He won 3rd place in the A.M Qattan Foundation prize for young artists in 2010,
which was later exhibited at The Mosaic Rooms in London.
he also was the winner of “Christ in the palestinian context”.
He participated in the group exhibition “I Refuse to be Your Enemy” (Oslo) and in the seminar
and exhibition ”Hydrarchy” (Cairo), he organised the art work shop “Art Wave” 2009 in Ramallah
with other young artists from other palestinian cities, disscussing work about identity.
He undertook his student exchange in 2011 at Brighton University, UK, in the department of moving image.