Fadi Abdelnour


The contemporary aspiration for diversity in art and culture in Germany is often influenced by apparent or latent Eurocentrism and/or Orientalism. The presentation and consumption of art and culture from the Arab World regularly fall victim to such practices. Often it seems that there are unwritten rules regulating the supply and demand of “foreign” images and narratives on the culture and art markets. Fadi Abdelnour’s lecture-performance analyzes Eurocentric structures in the cultural sector as well as the resulting practices and habits of art consumption, which reinforce these structures in turn.

In German

Fadi Abdelnour

Fadi Abdelnour was born in Jerusalem and studied Archaeology, linguistics and cultural studies in Birzeit University, Palestine, where he was socially and culturally active in the student movement. He graduated in Visual Communication / Communication Design from the renowned art school Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. Since then he has been working as a freelance designer in Berlin ( Fadi Abdelnour was the artistic director of ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin (2009–2019) and has been engaging actively with different workgroups, commissions, and juries within the cultural field. In 2020 he co-founded Khan Aljanub, a Berlin based Arabic bookshop and publishing house.