This year, Palestinian visual artist, Majdal Nateel, joins Sommerakademie Paul Klee as a digital guest resident.
The 16-month programme features lectures and seminars curated by artist Dora García, with a focus on independent mentored project work in the workshop. This year, SPK aims to echo the change of paradigm that the world saw in the past decade: the feminization of politics. As part of August’ online public lecture schedule, Majdal is to give a presentation on her practices, artwork and SPK 2021/22 common work on Sunday August 8. All information here.
Nateel has been interested in art and artist her entire life until she received her Bachelor of Art degree in Fine Art from Al-Aqsa University-2009. After that she started her artistic research and has many participated in different places.The main inspiration for her early art works was the life experience and she try to translated the reﬂections of the individual cases on society, such as “Memory’s Salt” -2011 and “The Impact of Light and Glass”-2013.
After 2014 the artistic research process began to focus on searching for the value of humanity under political challenges. For example, in 2014, in the installation work “If I Was Not There” which dedicating the artistic tools to talk behalf of many children who lost their voices and become victims of the bombs.” Under the same context, she has produced “Without Cofﬁns” which was in YAYA sortlist-2014 and “The Dream is Possible” for the same competition in 2016.
between 2017-2019 She has started in “Lane” project, she has created an imaginary corridor that helps to overcome the feelings of being stuck in-betweens the boarders, unable to travel.The characters in this art work are looking to exit, exit towards the world, without running away from anything and sheds the light on our humanity, neglected by politics in our small corner of the world.
In the last project “Studying The Voids of Amputation”2020-2021 she has linking the physical amputation and geographic amputation and produced a body of works on this theme.