Mervat Essa

Saffurya, 2000, ceramic sacks, C-print: print: 48" x 67", sacks (left pic): 18- approx. 2 - 2 ' tall each, sacks (right pic) 16 x 20 x 8"

Mervat Essa lives in a small town in northern Israel not far from the town in which her grandmother lived until Al Nakba. These ceramic sacks memorialize the depopulation of Al Biram and other Palestinian villages in 1948. These villages were completely razed, its residents driven into exile, its buildings and natural resources left to waste.

Mervat Essa
Born 1970 in Jish, Israel
Education. Studied at Tel Hai School of Art
Lives in Jish, Israel

Made in Palestine