Bashar Al Hroub

Bashar Al Hroub is a Jerusalem-born artist known for his eclectic artistic practice, which includes collage on paper; sculpture; autobiographical photography; figurative paintings of haunting figures and detailed line drawings of Jerusalem and its surrounds. Palestine is central to Alhroub’s artistic exploration, presenting a diverse body of work that deals with the psychological and pathological symptoms of living under occupation.  Inviting a reflection on martyrdom; migration; religiosity; and the socio-political trappings of colonization and resistance to it, Alhourb offers a refreshingly critical and unique perspective on a highly politicized and mediatized nation.  His work has been widely exhibited at home, and internationally, including at biennials, art fairs and museums in Paris, London, Dubai and across North America and the United Kingdom. Having achieved widespread interest and commercial success, his work has been acquired by a number of International collections and museums including the Imperial War Museum, London; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; Bengal National Gallery, Bangladesh; Birzeit University Museum collection, Palestine; Omi Art Center, New York; and Michael Abbate collection, New York; Bank of Palestine collection, Palestine; and in many other renowned private collections.