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Dor Guez Munayer is a Jaffa-based artist and an educator. He was born in Jerusalem to a Palestinian family from Lydda on his mother's side and a family of Jewish immigrants from North Africa on his father's. Guez's practice includes photography, video, installations, sculpture, and performance. Interrogating personal experiences and memories versus official narratives of the past, Guez raises questions about contemporary art's role in narrating unwritten histories and re-contextualizing visual and written archives. Through his artistic practices, Guez explores the relationships between narratives and memories of displacement and cultural ambiguities..  In the past 20 years, his scholarly and artistic work have focused on archival materials and photographic practices, as well as the mapping traces of at times violent disruptions in the landscape. Guez’s latest overview, 'Catastrophe', at the Museum of Modern Art Bogota, spans a wide range of works showcasing the artist's committed engagement with his community and the ever-unfolding studies of the Middle East and North Africa.



Since 2006, Guez's studio has initiated several community and educational ongoing initiatives, including the CPA (Christian-Palestinian Archive). The archive originated with Munayer’s family photo albums from Palestine and the Palestinian diaspora in the cities of Lydda, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Gaza, Ramallah, Amman, and more. Guez is also the Director of 'SeaPort: Mediterranean Curatorial Residency Program'. The program takes place in the two cities of Jaffa and Haifa, and hosts curators working around the Mediterranean basin. In 2023, Guez's studio inaugurated the 'Samira Munayer Scholarship Program' with the primary objective of advocating and supporting higher education for female Palestinian art students.  


Through photography-centered multimedia practice, Guez considers the role of art as a form of storytelling. In his performances, he shares with his audience historical photographs, objects from his studio, and new narratives concerning the past century of photography in Palestine, one of the most frequently photographed regions in the medium's history. Mapping connections between public and private archives, Guez’s performance mines his homeland's rich mythological and political dimensions as a site of colonial projections and strategies. Guez's performances  were held in  institutions including Centre Pompidou, Paris, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, American Colony Archive, Jerusalem, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin.



Guez's work has been displayed in over 60 solo exhibitions worldwide; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (2023); Felix Nussbaum Museum, Osnabrück (2023); Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey (2022); MAMBO: Museum of Modern Art, Bogota (2022); Kunst im Kreuzgang, Bielefeld (2021); Futura Gallery, Prague, (2020); American Colony Archive, Jerusalem (2019); MAN Museum, Nuoro (2018); DEPO, Istanbul (2017); the Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem (2017); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2016); the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2015); the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2015); the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Massachusetts (2013); Artpace, San Antonio (2013); The Mosaic Rooms, A.M Qattan Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Arab Culture & Art, London (2013); the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2010); and Petach Tikva Museum of Art, (2009).


Guez has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including shows at Kunstmuseum Bonn (2023); The Jewish Museum New York (2021); Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, (2020); Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg (2019); Musée des beaux arts, France (2018); MODEM Museum, Hungary (2018); Brown University, Providence USA (2017); Arab World Institute, Paris (2017); CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, USA (2017); UNTREF Museum, Buenos Aires (2016);the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (2016); the North Coast Art Triennial, Denmark (2016); Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina (2015); the 17th, 18th, and 19th International Contemporary Art Festival Videobrasil, São Paulo (2011, 2013, 2015); the8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014); Cleveland Institute of Art (2014); Triennale Museum, Milano (2014); Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun (2014); Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2014); Maxxi Museum, Rome (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); and the Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (2010).


To date, nine books have been published internationally about Guez's practice. Publishers include Kerber Verlag, Distanz, New England Press, and A.M Qattan Foundation. 


Guez's works are a part of substantial public collections, including Tate Modern London, Center Pompidou Paris, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, LACMA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, The Jewish Museum New York, Rose Art Museum, FRAC collection Marseille, Museum of Modern Art Bogota, and more.


Guez is represented by Dvir Gallery, Paris/Brussels/Tel Aviv, Goodman Gallery, London/Johannesburg/Cape Town/ New York, and Carlier-Gebauer Gallery, Berlin/Madrid.


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