About the commission
Manal Mahamid is a multi-disciplinary Palestinian artist, who has been based in Ireland since 2020. She was born in 1976, in Mu’awiya, a Palestinian village, one of Umm El-Fahem’s town villages.
She has been researching Palestinian identity as part of her practice with an emphasis on the compound relationship of the Palestinians with their natural surroundings, using the Palestinian gazelle as a visual metaphor for the complex relationship experienced by the Palestinians in 1948.
Mahamid has been commissioned by The Dock to make a work in response to the Jackie McKenna installation currently on view in Gallery Two. The commissioned work will be released later in the autumn.
You can download a copy of the essay here