Amer Shomali

Born in Kuwait in 1981, Amer Shomali holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Birzeit University in Palestine and an MA in
Animation from Bournemouth University in the UK. He also teaches at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design at Birzeit University. He is a visual artist, filmmaker, animator and cartoonist with a dry humour and a critical approach to Palestinian sociopolitical realities. He has shed light on the manipulative use of popularised iconography repurposed by the collective body
involved in the Palestinian revolution. He works as an animator and children’s book illustrator. Amer also produced a short film entitled “Dying of the Light’’, which was screened in the UK, Belgium, Lebanon and Palestine. His works can be found in public collections including the British Museum and Birzeit University Museum, as well as private collections.