Ruba Salameh is a visual artist who was born in Nazareth in 1985. She obtained both B.A (2006-10) and M.F.A in Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem (2012-2014). She works with a variety of mediums including painting, video and installation.
Through her work she questions notions of land, geographies, displacement, nationalism and in-between temporalities, in an attempt at contemplating various scenarios of the daily life which in many cases lead to a state of dystopia, using cynicism and irony as tools for political suspension points.
Recently, she has been working as a lecturer in the History of Art painting and practical classic painting at the Arab College in Haifa in addition to conducting short term workshops at Bezalel Academy. Ruba is currently working on a research film about the Palestinian cultural scene that appeared in Haifa in the last two years, and its complex relation to self-organization / autonomy and how it is operating within the constantly changing environment.
She participated in several exhibitions including “Limitless” at The walled Off Hotel, Bethlehem, 2019 curated by Rana Anani; Contemporary Arabesque, Museum of Islamic Art, Jerusalem, 2018; SRINAGAR BIENNALE, Basel, 2018; and “Ghost Dance” Group Exhibition curated by Fadwa Naamna, Haifa, 2017.