Majd Abdel Hamid

Majd Abdel Hamid (b. Damascus, 1988) is a visual artist from Palestine. He is currently based between Beirut and Paris. He graduated from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden (2010) and attended the International Academy of Art in Palestine (2007-2009). He works in a broad variety of media, including video, installation, drawing and sculpture, through which he explores themes of national identity and trauma. His artistic practice is rooted in the slow, repetitive, performative gesture, including embroidery and cross-stich on fabric supports, as a counterbalance to high-speed digital image production and pixels.

Majd Abdel Hamid solo exhibitions include Muscle Memory, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; 800 meters and a corridor, gb agency, Paris (2022); A Stitch in Time, Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, Brussels curated by Guillaume Desanges (2021). His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Memory Sews Together Events That Hadn’t Previously Met, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah; Splendid Isolation, SMAK, Ghent; La Beauté du Diable, Frac Franche-Comté, Besançon (2022); Répare, Reprise, Cité International des Arts, Paris, (2021); Touché! (gesture, movement, action), Beirut Art Center, Beirut (2019).

He has taken part in several international residencies and workshops, including March Project (Sharjah Art Foundation, 2015), Former West (Berlin, Germany, 2013) and Truth is Concrete (Graz, Austria, 2012). Hamid was a finalist for the Young Artist of the Year Award, presented by the A.M. Qattan Foundation, in 2008, 2010, and 2012. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, where he was also in-residence in 2009.