Nardeen Srouji is a multidisciplinary artist born in Nazareth, 1980, currently based in Haifa. Srouji is a graduate of the MFA Program of Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2017), holds a BA from Haifa University in English Literature and Fine Arts (2004), a diploma in Fashion Design from Wizo Collage, Haifa (2012), and a diploma from Oranim Collage, Tiv’on, for Art Studies and Education (2006).
Nardeen Srouji’s work varies in mediums and materials. She appropriates familiar objects, images and sounds from her surroundings and transforms them into an intervention, inviting the viewer to reconfigure their understanding and relationship to the world. These interventions seek to push the boundaries and challenge the status quo by departing from their familiar function or use, turning the critique inwards to question their own existence. Her work mainly deals with the spaces or gaps between stability and instability, placement and displacement, familiarity and estrangement.
Srouji has exhibited solo shows at the Haifa Museum of Art (2022) and Beit-Hagefen Art Gallery (2019). Her works have been shown in various exhibitions and institutions including: The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2021); Ramat Gan Museum, Israel (2022); The Museum of Islamic Art, Jerusalem (2020); The 7th Biennale for Drawing in Israel, Artists House – Jerusalem (2019); MoBY, Bat-Yam Museums (2018); Haifa City Museum (2018); The 5th Riwaq Biennale, Qalandiya International, Haifa – Ramallah (2016); The Qalandiya International Biennial, Ramallah, Palestine (2012).
In the last few years, Srouji has been awarded several grants and prizes, such as, Artist in Residence Program- Research, Teaching and Creating, Technion, The Institute of Technology (2023), Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Exhibition Grant (2022), Artis, Residency Program Grant, Artport Yearly Residency Program, Tel Aviv (2021-2022), Rappaport Prize for Excellence (2021), The Pais Council for Culture and Art, Artist Book Grant (2019) and Exhibition Grant (2019 & 2022).