Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work deals with the effect of settler colonial violence on the bodies and minds of colonized peoples and on the land and other non-human life. Nazzal’s video, photography, and sound works have been exhibited across Canada and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions including at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto; CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto; Karsh-Masson Galley, Ottawa; The Spanish Institute of Art; Encounters Film Festival, UK; The 22nd Sydney Biennale, Australia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Foresight Gallery, Amman, Jordan; and Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, Palestine. She was a resident at the 29e Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul and AXENEO7 Gallery in Quebec.
Nazzal holds a PhD in Art and Visual Culture from Western University (London, Ontario), an MFA from Ryerson University (Toronto), and a BFA from the University of Ottawa. She is the recipient of several awards including the Social Justice Award from Ryerson University and the Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Award in Photography from the University of Ottawa. She received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral award and has held multiple grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Art Council.