Mitwasi, Faten Nastas
Nastas Mitwasi is an installation artist, utilizing both handmade and ready-made objects in her art. Past works have incorporated texts, calligraphy, and delicate pieces involving embroidery, ceramic and crafted paper, as well as photographs, audio and video films. Her art reflects the concerns about the social, emotional and psychological aspects of life that derive from the politically unsettled environment in Palestine. Her concepts are home, identity, place and fragmentation.
Her works have been exhibited locally and internationally, including the United States, Sweden, Scotland, Germany, and Japan.
Nastas Mitwasi was born in 1975 in Bethlehem. She was inspired by her father, Fawzy Nastas, a prolific sculptor. She received an MFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem in 2011.
She started working at Dar Annadwa Cultural Center in 1998 as the art coordinator, curating exhibitions and organizing courses. She was a key person in developing and establishing Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, where she is presently the head of the Graphic Design & Applied Arts programs. She is a scholar in Palestinian art and the author of three books. Besides, she was the curator of several exhibitions and art projects; including the Palestinian Collection for “Imago Mundi” project, commissioned by Luciano Benetton Foundation.
Mitwasi has been in the Artnaut since 2019.