Qais Assali (b. 1987 Palestine) is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence at Michigan State University. His works with video, installation, sculpture, lecture performance, sound, photography, and in the archives seek to engage and subvert national geopolitical power dynamics. His interdisciplinary work stages questions between site and the body in relation to his own identity and locale in order to debunk metaphoric surrounding contested geographies. 

Assali's work has been internationally exhibited at Jeune création, Paris (2016); 6018North, Chicago (2018); Festival Artes Vertentes de Tiradentes, Brazil (2016); The Overlook Place, Chicago (2018); solo exhibitions at Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2015); and Khan Al Wakala, Nablus (2016). Assali has been a faculty member at a number of academic institutions in Palestine including Al-Ummah College, Jerusalem, Palestine. Assali holds two master’s degrees – an MFA from Bard College, New York and an MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


contact: qassali@saic.edu

CV is downloadable as a .pdf here.


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