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About the Artist

Performance Artist

Theatre Maker


Creative Trainer

I'm Riham Isaac a performance artist and theatre maker. My artistic practice revolves around combining various disciplines such as acting, singing, dancing, and video to explore new mediums of live performance and multidisciplinary arts. My work reflects on innovative art production in Palestine, addressing gender, politics, and the arts with playfulness and profound commentary.


In 2017, I co-directed 'The Alternativity' with Director Danny Boyle and Banksy, featured on BBC2. I also directed and produced 'I Am You,' a touring multidisciplinary performance in Palestine and Sweden. In 2014, I participated in the Qalandia International Biennale with my performance, 'Stone on Road.' I hold a Performance MA from Goldsmiths and occasionally lecture at universities in Palestine. As the founder of 'Art Salon' in Beit-Sahour, I foster artistic dialogue and community engagement.


Recently, I premiered my solo performance, "Another Lover's Discourse ليه خلّتني أحبك," commissioned by Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF) for their 2022 60th Anniversary celebration. Nominated as the show of the week at VAULT Festival 2023, it toured across the UK.


I've led theatre training programs, community projects, and made lasting contributions to Palestine's cultural enrichment. Creating, collaborating, and engaging communities through performance is my ongoing mission to challenge boundaries and inspire others, contributing to the vibrant artistic landscape in Palestine and beyond.


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Isaac theatrical work is entertaining, humorous and takes audiences on a journey. Her work raises awareness, encourages debate, and tackles issues of social injustice.

Aser Elsaqqa,

Artistic Director

AWAN Festival

Riham is a talented artist. She deserves all the credit for the work we did together: without her Banksy's Alternativity wouldn't have happened

Danny Boyle

Co- Director

The Alternativity

Ms. Isaac’s multi-media performance is among the most creative & innovative projects I have encountered in my research of  Palestinian artists.

Elisabeth Friedman,

Professor, Phd

ILLinois State University

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