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Khalil Abu Arafa

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Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1957
  • Age: 65
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Khalil Abu Arafa is a Palestinian architect, cartoonist and writer, born in the Old City of Jerusalem in 1957. He has published his cartoons in the Al-Quds newspaper since 1994.

his life
He holds a master's degree in architecture from Kyiv University of Architecture - Ukraine 1983. He works in the field of architecture. Lecturer at Birzeit University in the Department of Architecture between 1987 and 1997.

He published his caricatures since 1883 and 1994 in the following Palestinian newspapers and magazines: Al-Ittihad Haifa newspaper, Al-Fajr newspaper, Al-Shaab newspaper, Al-Mithaq newspaper, Al-Ahed magazine, Venus magazine, Al-Raya newspaper, Al-Seyassah newspaper, Canaan newspaper and others.

Chief writer for the children's television program "Open Sesame" - the Palestinian version in 1997.

He was arrested three times by the Israeli occupation authorities for his political activities in 1986, 1991 and 1992 and imprisoned for a total of 14 months.

A founding member of the Caricatures for Peace Group, based in Paris.

his works
1996 book "Political Caricature".
The book "Salah al-Din Street" - a collection of stories and drawings for children, 1996.
Poem “A Drop, Two Drops of Water” - the first poem in the Ma’man Allah International Poetry Festival, Dialogue with Memory, October 2013.
opposed
Held international exhibitions in the following cities:

Maryland - USA 1995
Oslo - Norway 1996
Lleida - Spain 2003
Geneva - Switzerland 2005
Paris - France 2007
Rome - Italy 2008
Paris - France 2008
Paris - France 2009
Beirut - Lebanon 2009
Boston - USA. Harvard University 2010
Con-France 2011
Marseille - France 2014

Achievements and Awards

awards
The award of the martyr Ghassan Kanafani in 1995.
Gold Medal in 2002, from the political caricature website in the subject of caricature and political change.
Appreciation Award from the Festival «Humaralia», Catalonia, Spain 2003.
Winner, and the team of engineers of the Technology and Design Center, won the first prize in the architectural competition for the design of the poet Mahmoud Darwish Square in Ramallah 2008.
Appreciation Award from the Jerusalem Comic Festival / Palestinian Comics Festival, Jerusalem, October 2014.

 

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