Hadeel Abu Johar is an artist, born in 1990 in Yafa an-Naseriyye (Yafia). She lives and works in Haifa. Abu Johar holds a B.A. in theater and the arts, and an MFA from Haifa University, where she currently works as a research assistant.
Hadeel Abu Johar
Her daughter had painted the view that was hanging outside the window
Of the house that was not her original one.
The colors jostled on the clothes line, and she was glad she had taken down the black.
Salma would never tell me about her connection to water. I don't recall ever asking her if she could swim.
Hadeel Abu Johar follows Salma's transition from childhood to loss… and from one bed to another.
Hadeel Abu Johar travels roads and lanes of near memory, hinting at what is beyond, asking questions about the tension between the image and the event and about the human search for a place and its meaning.