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Vivien Sansour

Vivien Sansour
Courtesy Vivien Sansour

Vivien Sansour is an artist and conservationist who uses image, sketch, film, soil, seeds, and plants to enliven old cultural tales in contemporary presentations and to advocate for the protection of biodiversity as a cultural and political act. As the founder of Palestine Heirloom Seed Library and the Traveling Kitchen project, she works with farmers to promote seed conservation and crop diversity. She is codirector with Riad Bahour of the feature film El Bizreh Um El Fay, which was awarded best project at RamallahDoc 2015 and will be released in 2020. She has presented her work as an artist at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington, DC; SALT Art Center, Istanbul; and the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Born Jerusalem; lives in Bethlehem, Palestine and Los Angeles, USA

Contributor to the publication

Biennial Project

Vivien Sansour contributed the visual essay Palatal Geographies for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial publication.