A Death Foretold: The Life and Art of Mohammad Joulani
Mohammad Joulani
Palestinian art
Contemporary Art
In Remembrance
1983 - 2020

A tribute to artist Mohammad Joulani, who passed away at the age of 37 on October 2nd, 2020. Joulani was a young Jerusalemite artist, known for his irrepressible smile and compassionate spirit. He harbored a bewildered soul and persistently posed questions about the validity of art, drawing himself into his paintings to search for answers. He painted Jerusalem, the city that he belonged to physically and spiritually and attempted at bringing art and inspiration to the doorstep of the very people who form the fabric of the city, but exist at its margins.

Author biography: 

Rana Anani is a researcher and writer on visual arts and culture. She has held several positions as an art professional, including head of communication at the Palestinian Museum, project manager of Qalandiya International, coordinator of the Palestinian Pavilion at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and associate curator of the 2017 Sharjah Biennale 13 off-site project in Ramallah.