Faten Nastas Mitwasi

Artist and Dean of college of art at Dar Al-Kalima University

Nastas Mitwasi was born in 1975 in Bethlehem. She was inspired by her father, Fawzy Nastas, a prolific sculptor. She received an MFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem in 2011.

She started working at Dar Annadwa Cultural Center in 1998 as the art coordinator, curating exhibitions and organizing courses. She was a key person in developing and establishing Dar al-Kalima University, where she is presently the dean of the College of Arts.

She is a scholar in Palestinian art and the author of three books. Besides, she was the curator of several exhibitions and art projects.

Nastas Mitwasi is a conceptual artist, utilizing both handmade and ready-made objects in her art. Past works have incorporated texts, calligraphy, and delicate pieces involving embroidery, ceramic and crafted paper, as well as photographs, audio, and video films. Her works have been exhibited locally and internationally, including in the United States, Sweden, Scotland, Germany, and Japan.