Transcending Isolation and Creating New Representations
First published in: On One Side of the Same Water. Artistic Practices between Tirana and Tangier, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2012
Dr. Tina Sherwell is an art historian, artist and curator and lives in Jerusalem. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, London, in Textiles and Critical Theory and received her PhD from the University of Kent at Canterbury in Image Studies. She was Director of Academic Programmes at The International Academy of Art, Palestine. Previously she was Programme Leader of Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. She was also Executive Director of the Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University and has worked on the Tate Online with their digital archives. In 2001, she won the prize at the Alexandria Biennale. Sherwell is the author of various texts on Palestinian art published in catalogues, journals and books, including the monograph on Sliman Mansour, for whom she was also the curator of the retrospective exhibition Terrains of Belonging in 2011.