Isshaq Albarbary is an artist and researcher whose work engages the relations between art, statelessness, and extraterritoriality. His research-based practice deals with authenticity, imitations, camouflage, anonymity, normalization, and naturalization. Albarbary, born in 1988 in Beit Jibrin refugee camp, Palestine, currently lives and works between Amsterdam and Bethlehem. He holds a Master of Fine Art and Design from HKU, Utrecht, and is presently a member of Urban Front. He was a 2017/2018 fellow at BAK (basis voor actuele kunst), and previously a participant and coordinator of Campus in Camps, an educational programme that activated collaborative critical learning environments in Palestinian refugee camps. He is a founding member of Al Maeishah Collective. Albarbary has shown his work (carried out collaboratively) at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Serralves Museum in Porto, and the Renaissance Society in Chicago. His work has been included in the São Paulo Biennial, the Qalandya Inter- national in Palestine, docu- menta 14 in Kassel, and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Albarbary was a contributor to Errant Journal No. 4 States of Statelessness.