2019 Visible Award Finalist


2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice – one of the 5 finalists



D’Souza, Aruna, ‘At a Cultural Hub in Bethlehem, Art Thrives in the Fray’, The New York Times (15 July, 2021)

Hearst, Katherine, ‘The artists fighting Israel’s crackdown on culture’, Middle East Eye (11 July, 2021)

Nugara, Silvia, ‘Dalla finestra della mia casa di Betlemme’, il manifesto (20 June, 2021)

“Space, Culture and Connection: Palestinian Artists on Acts of Resistance”, Frieze (19 June, 2021)

“Dar Jacir Fundraiser Boosts Target”, Art Asia Pacific (18 June, 2021)

Bishara, Hakim, ‘Supporters Raise over $30K for Bethlehem Arts Center Raided by Israeli Soldiers’, Hyperallergic (14 June, 2021)

“Artists launch fundraiser in support of looted West Bank arts center Dar Jacir”, Artforum (14 June, 2021)

Panegyres, Markela, ‘We need to hear – and share – the voices of Palestinian artists’, green left (4 June, 2021)

“Come l’anguria è diventata un simbolo della resistenza palestinese”, InfoPal news agency (2 June, 2021)                        

Ditmars, Hadani, ‘As Palestinians Rebuild Following the Latest War Between Israel and Hamas, Housing Will Take Center Stage’, Architectural Digest (30 May, 2021)

Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen, ‘Freedom Songs’, ArtForum (30 May, 2021)

Quilty, Jim, ‘Three notes from an occupied territory’, The Daily Star (24 May, 2021)

“A prominent West Bank arts center sustain extensive damage at the hands of the IDF”, Surface Magazine (20 May, 2021) 

Chaves, Alexandra, ‘Dar Jacir art centre in Bethlehem suffers damage after raid: ‘we’re used to rebuilding’’, The National (20 May, 2021)

Hlalethwa, Zaza, ‘ ‘We will rebuild’: Palestinian artist Emily Jacir vows following the raid of her arts centre in Bethlehem’, News24 (20 May, 2021)

Solomon, Tessa, ‘How Artists Are Supporting Victims of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’, ARTnews (20 May, 2021)

Proctor, Rebecca Anne, ‘Caught in a War Zone, Artists and Cultural Leaders in Gaza and Israel Say the International Art Community Must Stand with Palestine’, artnet, (20 May, 2021)

Ditmars, Hadani, ‘Artist-run Dar Jacir Center in Bethlehem damaged’, Art Newspaper (19 May, 2021)

Bishara, Hakim, ‘Artist Emily Jacir’s Bethlehem Arts Center Ransacked by Israeli Army’, Hyperallergic (18 May, 2021)

“West Bank arts center Dar Jacir ransacked”, Art Forum (18 May, 2021)

Greenberger, Alex, ‘Israeli forces reportedly damage artist Emily Jacir’s West Bank art center’, ARTnews (18 May, 2021)

Roxborough, Scott and Alex Ritman, ‘Disruption and Destruction as Bombings Hit Film, TV Industry in Palestine, Israel’, The Hollywood Reporter (17 May, 2021)

Goodfellow, Melanie, ‘Annemarie Jacir’s Bethlehem cultural centre “ransacked” by Israeli army’, ScreenDaily (17 May, 2021)


Shahin, Mariam, ‘The Arts Come Home to Bethlehem’, AramcoWorld, (January 2019)


Inaugural Exhibition of Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research in Bethlehem’, A M Qattan Foundation, (July 9, 2019)

Srouji, Dima, ‘The Steadfast Spirit of Bethlehem’, Harpers Bazaar, (June 26, 2019)
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Wallace, Lewis, ‘In Palestine and Beyond, Tear Gas Takes Environmental Toll’, Environmental Health News, (May 28, 2019)

Wallace, Lewis, ‘Human resilience and ecological resistance in the tear gas capital of the world’, Environmental Health News, (May 20, 2019)


Shahin, Mariam, ‘The Seed Queen of Palestine’, Al Jazeera, (December 10, 2018)

Goodfellow, Melaine, ‘How Palestine’s biggest film festival defies wall, roadblocks and a tiny budget’, screen daily (November 22, 2018)

‘Public assembly – Visible Award 2019’, Lafayette anticipations (November 16, 2018)

‘The ten shortlisted projects for the 2019 Visible Award’, Visible (November 16, 2018)

Lema, Luis, ‘ En Palestine, Sur les traces d’Apollon’, Le temps (November 3, 2018)

‘5th Palestine Cinema, Days Festival Launches in West Bank’, The Palestine chronicle (October 19, 2018)

Asfour, Nana, ‘When All Else Fails, There’s Culture’, The New York Times(October 16, 2018)

‘Chimurenga Collective Awarded Vera List Center’s 2018-20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice’, Brittle Paper (October 8, 2018)

‘Chimurenga Receives the Vera List Center’s 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice’, Art and Education (October 5, 2018)

Greenberger, Alex, ‘Chimurenga Named Winner of Vera List Center’s 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice’, Art News (October 4, 2018)

“A home for art in Bethlehem”, Art Basel (September, 2017)

Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen, ‘Our house in the middle of our street’, Spike Magazine

Scarpa, Elena, ‘Elena Emily Jacir Will Transform her Family Home in Bethlehem into an Art Center’

‘Dar Jacir: Casa Familiar de belén con más 100 años de antiguedad convertida en un espacio residencial y cultural’, Federación Palestina de Chile (July 19, 2017)

El-Saeed, Yomna, ‘Palestinian artist to transform family home to cultural hub’, Egypt Today (June 8, 2018)

Kufur, Katrina, ‘Pledging for a West Bank Art Centre’, Harpers Bazaar Arabia (May 27, 2018)

Ferraioli, Mariacristina, “Emily Jacir lancia un crowdfunding per trasformare la sua casa a Betlemme in centro d’arte”, Artribune (26 maggio 2017)

Neuedorf, Henri, ‘Palestinian Artist Emily Jacir Plans to Transform Her Family Home Into a West Bank Art Center’, Artnet News (May 23, 2017)

Dong, Jia, “Emily Jacir Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for New Art Center in Bethlehem’, Art Asia Pacific (May 25, 2017)

Jacir, Emily, ‘Dar Jacir’, Kickstarter (May, 2017)

Lectures / Talks

“Global Voices: Conversations with the Jane Lombard Fellows”, If Art is Politics: Vera List Center Forum 2019 (26 October 2019). Participants: Emily Jacir, Annemarie Jacir, Hassan Muamer, Moderator: Kaelen Wilson Goldie. Hosted at The New School, New York.

2018 ‘Artists' Philanthropy and Social Responsibility’, Art Basel (June, 2018) Emily Jacir, Artist, Founding Director, Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research; Matteo Lucchetti, Exhibitions and Public Program Curator, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, and Artistic Co-Director, Visible Project, Utrecht; Zina Saro-Wiwa, Artist, New York

2018 “Jerusalem Lives,” Emily Jacir presentation. Columbia University Center for Palestine Studies, New York

2017 "Resistance”, Lecture by Emily Jacir, Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway

2017 “The Clock Tower at Jaffa Gate, Sheikh Suleiman Jacir, the Jerusalem Hebron Road, and other disappearances”; Lecture by Emily Jacir. Site/Border: The Fragility of Narration Clark Colloquium, Clark Institute, Williamstown, MA

Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research
Al Khalil Road,Bethlehem, West Bank

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