Yazan Abu Salameh

Yazan Abu Salameh artist


Yazan Abu Salamah was born in 1993 in Jerusalem. He studied Fine Arts at Dar Al-Kalima College in Bethlehem in 2011 and participated in several workshops including scenography at Al Quds College in Beit Jala. He taught art at several community centers including the center at Aidya Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. He participated in two group exhibitions with his graduation project, the first was organized in Bethlehem in 2013, and the second in Amman organized by the Jordanian-Iraqi Center in 2014. He started working at the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem in 2017 and continues to work there at present.

Abu Salameh’s artworks reflect the courage of a young artists in terms of the use and distribution of materials on the surface of his artworks. He uses a mixture of concrete, pebbles, wires mixed with Lego blocks and drawings. His concrete artworks can be seen as miniature maps that reflect remnants of childhood memories, present concrete blockades and watch tours as well as Palestinian neighborhoods from a bird’s eye view.

Yazan Abu Salameh participated in two group exhibitions at the Walled Off Hotel Gallery: the Second organized in 2018 and the Fourth organized in 2019. He won a third prize in the competition “Let’s make it glow” which allowed him to exhibit in Italy in a group exhibition held in cooperation with Turin Municipality in 2019. Most recently he participated in Ramallah Art Fair at Zawyeh Gallery in 2020. He lives and works in Bethlehem.