Wafa Hourani Shows ‘Qalandia 2087′ in Istanbul, Turkey

QalandiaThe ever-smiling Palestinian artist Wafa Hourani’s quiet behaviors come at a striking contrast to the outspokenness of his work “Qalandia 2087,” which depicts a futuristic version of the Qalandia refugee camp. The work is allows the viewer to walk around in the “streets” of Qalandia and features live goldfish. The artist aims to push Palestinians to take action through art, education and communication.

The first work that attracts one’s attention when he or she walks into the main venue of the 11th International Istanbul Biennial at Antrepo 3 is a very life-like representation of a town. Built from cartoons, the town is a futuristic representation of the Qalandia refugee camp in Palestine and shows its artist’s view on how Palestinians can solve their problems. [read Hurriyet article]


Wafa Hourani is a Palestinian artist living and working in Ramallah. Combining photography and sculpture his Future Cities projects deal with the social, political, and economic realities of Palestinian life to develop grim and apocalyptic predictions for the residents of the West Bank.  Wafa is also showing ‘Qalandia 2067′ at Saatchi Gallery, London.

2 Responses to “Wafa Hourani Shows ‘Qalandia 2087′ in Istanbul, Turkey”

  1. postkolonialismus in der kunstgeschichte « weltenwandeln - December 25, 2010

    [...] mich besonders toll: eine Installation von Wafa Hourani namens „Qalandia 2067″. Der Künstler entwirft humorvoll eine utopische Zukunft für das Lager „Qalandia“ an [...]

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