Hala El Abora

Hala El Abora (b. 1999) is a Palestinian Jordanian artist that is Dubai based. Her practice is driven by her obsession with the concept of non-ephemerality, permanence, and the desperate need to preserve. She is interested in the act and process of archiving; the act of making forms concrete and negotiating deterioration. In her work, intimate embroideries resonate against rigid and enduring mediums such as resin, plastic and metal, she embodies experiences of yearning that cannot otherwise be made physical.

El Abora holds the position of Media Labs Specialist in the American University of Sharjah (2021-present), and is a member of the Jameel Arts Youth Assembly (2022).

El Abora graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Sharjah, 2021. Her work has been shown in While The Coffee Grounds Settle, Fathom Gallery at Georgetown in Washington DC; Calculating Chaos, Rawaq Gallery, Sharjah; SGC International Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Confluence IL Virtual Exhibition, IE Art Projects (2022); Exit 16, The Studio Gallery, Sharjah (2021 ); and Palestine 101, University of Toronto (2020); among others.

El Abora's work was commissioned for Aisha Alabbar Gallery, EngagelOl and Bayt Al Mamzar's Roundtables.


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