Buthina Abu Milhem

painter, conceptual Artist

Born 1961 in ‘Ar’ara village, Galilee, Israel
Studied art at Na’amat Art Center, ‘Ar’ara, 1991–1995. Lives and works in ‘Ar’ara today.

Solo exhibitions:
2018 A Lamentation of Threads and Pins, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
2012 The Story’s Not Over, Al-Bir Association, ‘Ar’ara
2010 Threads, Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra Art Gallery
2008 Contrapuntal Lines, Tufts University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 The Needle Vanquishes the Tailor, Peace Center, Bethlehem; and 2005 at the Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
2002 Ale Meal Alay (A Leaf above Me), Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery

Selected group exhibitions:
2017 Strand of Thought, Oranim Academic College of Education
Woman to Woman, women artists in the Israel Discount Bank collection, 
 Herzlilienblum Museum, Tel Aviv
2016 Spring of the Arts, Royal Cultural Center, Jordan 
I Am the Man, Mahmoud Darwish Gallery, Nazareth
Identity of the Palestinian Artist, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
Despite the Pain, There is Hope, Rini Ma’oud Gallery, Lebanon
March Comes, Land Day, Ramallah
The Other Face, Akron, Ohio Art Space
Artists from the Village: Group Exhibition, Local Council building, 
 ‘Ar’ara
2015 Clothing, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The Binding Thread, Giv’at Haviva Gallery
Asian Highway Exhibition, Seogdang Museum, Busan, S. Korea
2014 Woven Consciousness, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
Ingredients, Department for Culture and the Arts, Nazareth
Hidden Stitch, Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery
Pairings: 4 Pairs of Artists, 4 Curators, Double Stitching, 
 Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod
2013 11th Art Festival, Fez, Morocco
Messengers of Peace, Hundred Years Gallery, London
تحليق اضطراري, Gallery of Al-Biruni al-Makr School, Jadeidi
Art and Society, Muntada Khikaiyya, Kafr Qar’a
2012 Terra Nova, New Gallery of the Bat Yam Art Institute
Artist Calligraphers, House of Culture and Art, Nazareth
Home, Place, Memory, and Migration, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
Zusammenkunst, Stattmuseum, Köln
2011 Let’s Meet for Coffee, Mémoire de l’Avenir Gallery, Paris
The Lie of the Land—A Territory-Dependent Mental Diagnosis, 
 Diaghilev Hotel, Tel Aviv
A Child Should Not, a Child May, Central Library, Netanya
Culture Month and Arab Book Fair, Exhibition of Arab Artists, 
 Beit HaGefen, Haifa
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, French Institute House of Culture and Art, 
 Nazareth, French Embassy in Israel
inSALAAM inSHALLOM, Beit Ha’Ir, Tel Aviv
A Portrait of Palestinian Art, Tira City Hall
Prospects, Mahmoud Darwish Gallery, Nazareth
2010 Festival of Festivals, Wadi Nisnis outdoor trail, Beit HaGefen, Haifa
A Delightful Country, Artists’ House, Haifa
Nostalgia: Past Inscribed in Memory, 48 Contemporary Art Gallery, Tira
How Sometimes I, the Peace Gallery, Givat Haviva Art Center
Palestinian Art Saloon, Jaffa Port
Households, the Mediterranean Biennale, Haifa
Wonder Women, Cultural Center, Petah Tikva
2009 Secret Art 3, Bank Leumi, Leumi for the Arts, Tel Aviv
The Needle Vanquishes the Tailor, Srouji Motors Gallery, Nazareth
2008 Territorial Bodies, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague
Palestinian Artists, University Gallery, University of Debrecen
Window, Dream, Beit HaGefen, Haifa
2007 Embroidered Material, Artura Studio, Tel Aviv
Embroidery and Calligraphy in Contemporary Art,” Ben-Gurion University, Beersheva
Atuyot, Ahoti House, Jaffa
No Excuse, Peace Center, Antwerp
2006 Fasatin – Slamot (Dresses), Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
6th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Presenting Reconciliation, Ramat Gan Museum; Sofa Gallery, Chicago
2005 Sofa, Chicago, group exhibition—Ashdod Museum
2004 Walls and Artwork of Women, Netanya Art Gallery
2003 Al-Fakhoura, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
2002 Voice of Ishmael, Cultural Center, Rehovot
2001 Art Breaks the Silence, Alsira Theater, Jaffa
2000 Stones Talking Peace, itinerant exhibition in Israel and abroad
The Binding Thread, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University
To Embroider a Bond, Nes Ziona Culture Hall; Umm el Fahem Art Gallery
1999 Ot ve-‘Od” (Letter and more), Umm el Fahem Art Gallery; Beit HaGefen, Haifa; Kaye College, Beersheva
1998 Arabic Work and Hebrew Work, Beit Uri and Ramie Nehostan, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov
1997 Embroidery, The Old House, Village Museum, Kalansawa
Arab Artists, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
Women Creating Art,” Umm el Fahem Art Gallery; and 1996, ‘Ar’ara Art Center

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