Riham Isaac is a performance artist, theater director and actress from Palestine. She obtained her MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths, University of London 2013. She now lectures at Bethlehem University and Dar Al-Kalima College of Arts and Culture in Palestine; teaching theater practice, Drama and performing arts. In 2017 Isaac opened a new art space, Art Salon, in her grandmother’s house to brings together local community members from all ages and backgrounds to pursue creative projects, including movement, dance, performance, visual arts and music.
Her recent works ‘I Am You,’ a bold multidisciplinary performance piece which toured in Palestine and Sweden has questioned identity and our existence in this WORLD, and ‘The Alternativity,’ the original nativity story interpreted in an alternative way that Isaac co- directed with academy award winner Danny Boyle at the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem. Isaac enjoys performing at alternative venues and creating site specific works. Her goals is to attract a broad audience for her work, she is interested in further research through opportunities to connect with other artists and academics who are interested in developing far-reaching collaborations.