Bio:
Firas Shehadeh (b. 1988, Amman) is an artist, based in Vienna, raised between Saudi Arabia and Jordan, from a background that he developed as a resident of a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman. His work explores his relationship with the space and the influence of authority on the alteration of the collective consciousness and identity. His interest in the post-colonial effects, technology and history. He finished a degree in architecture in 2008 Amman, and currently continuing his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. contact: firas.shehade[at]gmail[dot]com

Education:
2008 / Diplom in Architecture, Al-Balqa’ Applied University , Amman, Jordan.
2015 / The International Summer School: Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons, Barcelona, Spain.
2015 - 2016 / Conceptual Art (Post-Conceptual Art Practices), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria.
2016 - present / Video and Video Installation, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria.

Selected exhibition: 
2017 / /si:n/ festival of video art and performance, Palestine. 
2016 / 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France.
2016 / If All Relations Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK.
2016 / Anti*Colonial Fantasies / Decolonial Strategies, Friday Exit, Vienna, Austria.
2016 / Moment.Movement, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria.
2016 / Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A.), Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain.
2015 / 7th Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt.
2015 / Phase Space, Kings Artist-Run, Melbourne, Australia.
2015 / Body Politics, Àngels Barcelona, Loop Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
2015 / I Came From There, La Capella (BCN Producció_2015), Barcelona, Spain.
2015 / Kristallisationen, Elektrohaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
2014 / Unexplored Territories 06_Palestina, Madatac 06, Madrid, Spain.
2014 / 4th Digital Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco.
2014 / Minrasy Projects, Qalandiya International, Ramallah, Palestine.
2014 / Monte de Estépar, Espacio tangente, Burgos, Spain.
2014 / 9th Forum Expanded: 64th Berlinale, Berlin, Germany. 
2010 / Sentences on the banks and other activities, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan.

Grants:
2015 / BCN Producció | la Capella - Barcelona City Council.
2015 / Study grant: from Rana Sadik and Samer Younis for The International Summer School, Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizons.
2015 / Study grant for the 2015-2017 at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation.
2016 / Production grant from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Collections:
- Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence (MoMRtA).
- Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art.

Articles / Publication:
- Catalogue, I came from there. BCN Producció ’15.
- Frieze-magazin, After Image.