Palestinian-Jordanian artist and architect, Yazan Setabouha, works through experimental one-line drawing and sculpture, jewelry-making, art installation, and performance. His minimalist approach to visual and performance art engages with the anthropology of language and emotion, excavating intimate processes of the mind, body, and soul. Collaborative works reclaim contexts and embodied histories obscured but evident in everyday rituals of life. Yazan’s phenomenologically informed practice attempts to interact and dwell with marginalized others, neglected ruins, and the emotionally uninhabited, consciously undergoing a process of repeated unlearning and resurrecting.
Recent projects include ‘Post Masculinity’, in which one continuous line was drawn on several female bodies drawing attention to the violence of gender inequality, and ‘HOME X BODY’, a collaborative response to disembodiment and poetry. He is the resident artist for the 2019 Jordan Fashion Week and has participated in two solo and four group exhibitions in Amman, Berlin, and Prague.