Al Frensawi (The Frenchman) and Convexo-Concave were both exhibited as part of the 2009 Jerusalem Show: Jerusalem Syndrome. Al Frensawi is series of photos depicting the relationshipu between a wooden puppet of a Crusader and history. Convexo-Concave is an attempt to poloticize the effects of what can be diagnosed in the lines of a syndrome in the scubconscious of Arab inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Born in Kuwait in 1974, Ala' Younis graduated an architect from the University of Jordan in 1997. In 2005, she received the 2nd Prize for Non Egyptians at the 17th Youth Salon in Cairo and the 3rd Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Jordanian Artists Association in Amman. In 2007, Younis was awarded a grant from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs for a two-month residency at the F+F School of Art & Media Design in Zürich, and in 2008, she was invited by Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) for a residency in Cairo. She was selected for a residency at the Delphina Foundation in London (2010) as part of Accented Residencies. Younis's work springs from personal experiences tied to researched collective conditions, thereby touching on the position of individuals in a world that is politically driven.
She had two solo exhibitions in Amman, at the French Cultural Center (2004) and Darat al Funun (2009). Younis has also participated in international shows such as the Iran 3rd Biennale – "Art in the Contemporary Islamic World," Tehran (2005), the 12th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2006), "Occupied Space II" at the Abdul Mohsen Qattan Foundation, London (2008), and PhotoCairo 4: The Long Shortcut, Cairo (2008) and Odense (2009).
More information can be found on her website.