My name is Nedaa' Badwan. I'm a fine artist and photographer living in Gaza.
Because it's the only way I could create art in my city, "isolation" has become part of my identity once I found my way into it on November 19, 2013.
My exhibit, 100 Days of Solitude, is the fruit of a personal experience; the moment I started to feel that my simplest rights were snatched away from me in Gaza, the besieged city I live in, I decided to abandon the world to create my own.
Isolation gave me the ability to create a new language, every item in my room could tell a different story; the ladder, the clothes, and even the bed! I could change their colors, omit or add new items. I waited relentlessly every single day to catch the perfect moment so that I could depict new photos using the sunlight, photos that can be felt rather than seen.
All an artist needs is enough space to come create real art. This, in particular, was the reason why I hardly left my 3x3 meter room for more than a year. I created a new "city", a refuge I sought when I felt alienated in my own city.
I'm now trying to have my own studio. What I currently need is a suitable place to work in, in addition to a 70d camera, a tripod, lens filters, lenses, light-boxes, soft-boxes and three printers of different sizes.
My site : http://www.nidaabadwan.com/
My FB : https://www.facebook.com/ana.nidaa
Articles about my work: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/world/middleeast/finding-gaza-unbearable-artist-creates-her-own-world-in-one-room.html?_r=0 http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-trait-pour-trait-l-artiste-photographe-palestinienne-nidaa-badwan-2015-05-12#.VVdzrei42NY.facebook http://www.emahomagazine.com/2015/05/palestinian-artist-nidaa-badwans-100-days-of-solitude-in-gaza/ http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/l-obs-du-soir/20150511.OBS8761/nidaa-badwan-l-emmuree-de-gaza.html https://www.facebook.com/aspekte.kultur/videos/1096573277035809/?pnref=story