Rehab Nazzal

Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Canada and Palestine. Her video, photography and sound works deal with violence of settler colonialism. Nazzal’s work has been shown in Canada, Palestine, and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions, including Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto Images Festival, A Space Gallery, Toronto; Karsh-Masson Art Gallery, Ottawa; AXNEO 7, Quebec; McIntosh Art Gallery, London; Toronto-Palestine Film Festival; United Art Society, Alberta; Khalil Sakakini Center, Ramallah; Art Gallery of Mississauga; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Spanish Institute of Art, and the International Durzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany.

Nazzal holds a PhD in Art and Visual Culture from Western University in London, Ontario, an MFA from Ryerson University in Toronto, a BFA from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in Economics from Damascus University in Syria. She is a recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SHRC) doctoral award, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Art Council, and City of Ottawa. She has received awards from Ottawa University, Ryerson University and University of Western Ontario

Artist Code: 1021


Vibrations from Gaza

2024, 16:16 minutes, Sign Language with English subtitles, Arabic subtitles, or French subtitles

Haifa Then and Now, sound installation

2018, 10:00 minutes, no dialogue

Choreographies of Resistance

2017, 04:00 minutes, colour

Bodies in Motion

2017, 03:00 minutes, Black & White, no sound

Through the Mask

2017, 04:13 minutes, colour

Military Exercise in the Negev Prison

2014, 06:36 minutes, B&W, Arabic and Hebrew with English Subtitles


2012, 04:30 minutes, B&W, Silent


2012, 04:00 minutes, B&W, Silent

ONE-Thousand Palestinian Political Prisoners

2012, 04:00 minutes, B&W, Silent


2012, 11:00 minutes, B&W, Arabic with English Subtitles


2010, 04:00 minutes, colour

A Night at Home

2009, 04:00 minutes, English Subtitles

Critical Writing

Exiled at Home
by Amin Alsaden. Toronto: Vtape, 2022.
Curatorial Incubator v. 13: The Job of Life
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: Vtape, 2016.
A Refusal of Images
by Kirsty Robertson. C Magazine, Summer 2012.