Tashkeel is pleased to present ‘An Imaginary Portrait of Palestine’ by CharLes and Nujoom Al Ghanem – the public outcome of the latest First Solo Residency at Tashkeel House 10, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

‘An Imaginary Portrait of Palestine’ is an installation and video-based exhibition that explores the universal feeling of ‘loss of land’ through the expression of memories. During the residency, the artists researched, developed and filmed a video-based work consisting of a series of zoom and in-person interviews with Palestinians. The project intends to explore memory, perception and trauma through a visual representation of the complex emotions and stories shared by the interviewees.

Their collaborative project will be accompanied by a public screening on Thursday 3 March (8-9pm) and a ‘Le Salon de CharLes’ with traveller, writer and economic commentator Adel A. Dajani on Sunday 6 March (8-10pm) who will discuss his book ‘From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea’, in which he attempts to "to humanize the political events that have affected so many Arabs", including his Palestinian family. The audience will accompany Adel on a voyage, buoyed by the universal themes of family, love, loss, identity and, ultimately, the triumph of the human experience in the face of adversity and displacement.

Opening hours:

  • 4 – 8 March: 11am to 6pm
  • 9 March: 11am to 10pm
  • 10 March: 11am to 2pm


Public Programme

3 March, 8-9pm
Location: Tashkeel House 10, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

‘An Imaginary Portrait of Palestine’ screening

6 March, 8-10pm
Location: Tashkeel House 10, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (and via zoom registration)
Le Salon de CharLes 'RESILIENCE' by Adel A. Dajani*

*Registration required to attend event.