The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

I am Human and I Live in the City

Bisan Abu Eisheh

Public performance (2011) - Al Zahra St.

I am no writer, no politician, no party supporter, and no sociologist. I am a human and I live in this city.


Bisan Abu-Eisheh lives in Jerusalem and was born in 1985. A 4th year student at the international academy of art – Palestine, also has a BA in Information Technology from 6 October University (2006). Solo Exhibition at the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011). Selected Group Exhibitions include: Belongings exhibition, Vita Havet Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden (2011), world social forum photo exhibition, Jerusalem (2010), inner abroad exhibition, international academy of art-Palestine, Ramallah (2010), Al-Rozana heritage festival, Berzeit, Ramallah (2009), on route exhibition, international academy of arts-Palestine, Ramallah (2009), SIN festival, Al-Qattan foundation, Ramallah (2009). Selected workshops include: the 10th encounter for Mediterranean art schools, Mimar Sinan university, Istanbul Turkey, AMSED Euro-Mediterranean youth exchange, Strasbourg, France. He has performed in several art events including: Prayers by Dora Garcia, The Jerusalem Show, Al-Mammal foundation, Jerusalem (2009), Hello Jerusalem by Hello Earth Danish group, the Palestinian national theatre, Jerusalem (2009). He has worked as an Assistant artist at the Return of The Soul exhibition by Jean Frere, the Palestinian art court (Al-Hosh), Jerusalem (2008). He has worked as an assistant curator for “Gaza Graffiti” project by the Swedish artist Mia Grondahl. He was part of a student exchange with university of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland(2010-11).