Noor Abed (1988, Jerusalem) is currently a participant at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Studio Program, NY. She holds an MFA in Photography and Media from California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, and a BA in Contemporary Visual Art from the International Academy of Art Palestine. Abed uses forms of performance, video/film and installation. Through her lived experience and observations of Palestinian society, Abed became particularly interested in social transformation in relation to the theory of internal colonization. Taking the personal body as a social one, she questions concepts of psychological violence, desire and forms of resistance specifically regarding its movement and occupation of the body.

Selected exhibitions and participations include: The Practice of (in)visibility, University of Brighton, UK, 2015. YAYA 2014: ‘Suspended Accounts’, Ramallah, Palestine. UCLA New Wight Biennial, Los Angeles 2014. My Sister Who Travels, The Mosaic Rooms, London 2014. Printemps de Septembre Festival/ FIEA, France 2012. Truth is Concrete, Art Marathon, Graz, Austria 2012. The Ninth Annual Performance Festival, Norway 2011. Jerusalem Show: On/Off language 2011. Abed was recipient of fellowship at Documenta(13), department of Maybe Education and Public Programs, Germany 2012. She was a participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2014, and recipient of the 3rd prize of the Young Artist of the Year Award, YAYA 2014, Palestine.