inass yassin


inass yassin



Maine College of Art                 M.F. A 



Winchester School of Art       MA

Southampton University 



An-Najah University                 B. A Plastic Art 



Selected Group Exhibitions

2019  The Thesis Exhibition at ICA at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME USA.

2017-2018  Jerusalem Lives, Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine.

2015   Self, National Academy & Museum, New York, NY USA.

2010   Exhaustion, The Jerusalem Show IV – 2010, Al-Mamal Foundation, Jerusalem, Palestine.

2009   Never Apart, AL- Mamal Foundation, in Jerusalem.

2007   Liminal Spaces, Gallery for Contemporary Arts, Leipzig, Germany.

1999   Group Show, Dar-Al-Karameh- Al-Bireh, Palestine.

Solo exhibitions

2017   Sparkling City, Open Studio, Birzeit, Palestine.

2010   Projection Failed, Your Space Gallery, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

2008   Transformation, The Jerusalem Show - Edition 0.1, AL – Mamal Foundation, Jerusalem, Palestine.

2008   Transformation, The Ethnographic and Art Museum. Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine.

2007   The Sea is Black, International Art Academy – Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine.

Projects & Interventions:

2013   Curator of Political Posters in Private Collections, Birzeit University Museum, Birzeit, Palestine. 

2013-2017   Romantic Boycott, Garden intervention, Birzeit University Museum Birzeit, Palestine. 

2011   Co-Curator of Framed-Unframed: Changing Representation of Women in Palestinian Art Practice, Birzeit University. Museum Birzeit, Palestine. 

2011   Studio Cairo, public intervention, Nablus, Palestine.   

2010   Projection Free Entrance, public intervention, Ramallah, The Fairest of Them All?, Ramallah, Palestine. 

2010   MP5, workshop, Biella, Italy.

2010   7 Stones from Palestine, La Pigna, Sanremo, Italy. 

2004   Heart & Happiness, site-specific, Jeffna, Palestine.

Selected Collections

The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit.

Birzeit University Museum, Birzeit.

The Ramzi and Saeda  Dalloul Art Foundation, Beirut.

George Lama Collections, Bethlehem.

Mazin and  Evitt Qubti Collection, Jerusalem.

Zahi Khouri Collection, Jerusalem.


2010   Cittadellarte UNIDEE Residency Beilla, Italy. 

2009   Your Space Gallery, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

2008   Makan Foundation Residency, Amman, Jordan.

2006   Brazeirs Residency, London, UK.

2004   International Artist Residency, Ministry of Culture, Jeffna, Palestine.

Grants and Awards:

2017   Fulbright Scholarship, At Maine College of Art, Portland, ME USA.

2015   Arab Fund For Art & Culture, AFAC, Visual Art Award, Beirut, Lebanon.

2007   Fellowship Grant, Ford Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine.

2008   Hani Qaddoumi Foundation, Amman, Jordan.

2007   Production Grant, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine.

2007   Production Grant, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine.

Selected Press

2017   Postcard from The West Bank, Mary Pelletier, Frieze.

2017   A Garden of Possibilities at the Palestinian Museum by Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic.

2017   Postcard from the West Bank by Mary Pelletier, Frieze.

2017   E-Flux Jerusalem Lives Announcement.

2017   Press Release of Jerusalem Lives.

2017   Jerusalem Lives in Nafas Magazine. 

2010   Inass Yassin, Projection Edition 1.01 Screening Failed, Your-space, Van Abbemuseum.

2010   Artist of The Month:Inass Yassin, This Week in Palestine.#150. October.

2009   The Jerusalem Show Edition 0.1, Reem Fadda, BIDOUN.

2008   Inass Yassin, Birds of Hope, by Red Glasses. Le Monde.


Pratt, Geraldine J. and San Juan Rose Marie. Film and Urban Space: Critical Possibilities. Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

Makhoul, Bashir and Hon, Gordon. The Origins of Palestinian Art. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013. 

Makhoul, Bashir. Palestinian Video Art: Constellation of the Moving Image. Palestinian Art Court -- Al Hoash, 2013.

Paul, William Andrew. Border Fiction” Fracture and Contestation in Post-Oslo Palestinian Culture. The University of Texas at Austin, 2013.

Yassin, Inass, Political Posters in Private Collections, Birzeit University Museum, 2013.

Tamari, Vera and Yassin, Inass. Framed-Unframed: Changing Representation of Women in Palestinian Art Practice. Birzeit University Museum, 2011. 

Biemann, Ursula, and Harb Shorouq. A Prior Magazine. #22, Picasso in Palestine, 2011.

Yassin, Inass. Projection on 3 cinemas in Ramallah & Al Bireh, Jerusalem Quarter 43, Institute of Palestinian Studies 2010. 

Fadda, Reem, Palestinian Women Artists: the Land = the Body = the Narrative. Published by The Palestinian Art Court – Jerusalem, 2007.

De Vet. Annelys. The Subjective Atlas of Palestine, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2007.

Children stories’ Illustration; Who will sing to Yassmin by Sameh Abboushi, and published by Tamer Institute, Ramallah  2000. To The Moon, by Dema Abo Ghoush, 2003, Sawsana and The Sheep by Mohamaed Ismael Ali, 2003 and The Wall by Dema Abo Ghoush, 2005, published by Ogarit. Ramallah.


Lecture: The Art of Lost Paradise, at Maine College of Art, 2019.

Artist talks at Contemporary Global Photographies seminar, Visions of Dissent class and Painting Foundation class at Maine College of Art, 2018. 

Artist talks at conference: Modernity, Architecture and Urban Life in the Arab Region, Qalandia International, Ramallah, 2012.

Painting instructor at The International Art Academy, Palestine, Ramallah, 2011

Jury Member in Palest'In & Out  Festival of Young Contemporary Palestinian Creators

General Assembly member at Riwaq: Center for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, 2015-present. 

Language Skills

Arabic (Native)

English (Fluent)

German (Intermediate )

Work Experience

Birzeit University Museum, Palestine. 



The major achievement: restructuring The Ethnographic & Art Museum & The Virtual Gallery in one entity, building a new website, designing an inclusive and multidisciplinary program, fundraising, extending gallery and collection spaces, and implementing the projects for what became known, since 2012, as Birzeit University Museum.

Birzeit University, Palestine



The Palestinian Visual Art course.  

The Ethnographic & Art Museum & Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University, Palestine. 


Art Education Consultant  

Research and design the Art for Schools program as online application, teacher manual, outreach program and workshops in Palestine and Egypt.

Goethe Institute at Franco German Center, Palestine.


Cultural Program Assistant 

Coordinating the cultural program, editing the institute publication and networking with cultural institutes in Palestine.  

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Palestine. 


Visual Arts Coordinator 

Coordinating the exhibitions, schools program, and Summer School for young artists. Designing and producing the in-house publications.

The Palestinian Curriculum  Development Centre PCDC. Ministry of Education, Palestine. 


Graphic Designer

Designing, illustrating and editing school textbooks in Art, religion, history, geography, and civil education.

UNRWA Women society College/House of Teachers. UNRWA, Palestine. 1998-1999


Designing and teaching Art History and Art Education class.