Rabia Salfiti, born in 1979 in Palestine but he doesn’t define him self as Palestinian , He creates but doesn’t define himself as an artist ,Graduated from Wizo School of Art and Design (2014) with distinction in Photography, acquired a diploma in Interior Design from the University of Florence in Italy, studied philosophy at the University of Varanasi in india.
Rabia Salfiti uses various mediums such as performance, photography, and video installations in his art practice, which often involves his own body. His work is shaped by the interest and inspection of the triand, (thesis, anti thesis, and synthesis) body, mind and spirit, between the Micro and Macro and the intersection where the two are dissolved, all in order to illuminate social and political boundaries, conflict, and identity. The influence of his experiences and environments are weaved into the threads of his work as he explores his individual experience, and the connection to the collective.
As part of his practice Rabia uses performance and interventionist actions to challenge and transgress physical and mental boundaries and highlight Social and political conventions. His “Golden balance” video installation, a metaphor of the human psyche and how it reacts to its surroundings, the balance is Nature, while imbalance is human.
In addition, his video art “Jesus reshaped” examines the tension between the material and immaterial where the artist is challenging social and religious patriarchy by the fragmentation of the body and reshaping it again, yet leaving out one organ most representative of the male ego and hegemony in society, the penis.
His performance art is characterized by layered stories, translating and conveying the poetic junction between the formless and the form, (See, white noise, The pilgrimage, the human portrait). His diverse visual language is engaged in an ongoing conversion with man’s entrapment in the body, the every day details in life, always looking for the thesis and anti thesis to create the synthesis.