Born in Hebron in 1979.
Wafa Hourani studied experimental cinema in Tunisia. He works with a variety of media that include film, photography, installation, performance, music and poetry. He lives and works in Ramallah.
Hourani made several videos in his home city of Ramallah (Yousef, 11 Sep Jenin, Curfew and Poster). His Future Cities series project Qalandia 2047 – 2067 – 2087 was exhibited at the Thessaloniki Biennale (2007), Sfeir Semler Gallery, Beirut (2008), Saatchi Gallery, London, the Istanbul Biennale and Disorientation 2 in Abu Dhabi (2009), Haus der Kunst, Munich and The Silk Road, Lille (2010), as well as The New Museum, New York (2014). Qalandia has also been published at the following exhibitions: Art of the Middle East, The Future of the Tradition, Space and Desire, and Here and Elsewhere.
In 2007, he was selected to participate as an artist-in-residency at the Delfina Foundation, London. In 2009, he was invited as a speaker in Florence Art Academy and Zurich University of Art as a speaker in the symposium Space and Desire.
His first solo show Newton’s Fourth Law was exhibited Al-Mamal for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem. In 2012, he presented his works in the Voicing Resistance festival – Ballhaus, Berlin, The Arrival and Departure, Ancona, Italy. Newtopia, Mechelen. Qalandiya International, Jerusalem. Encounter, Doha and the European Capital of Culture program, Guimaraes.
Hourani exhibited at the White Box, New York, and at the Weatherspoon museum, North Carolina in 2014. He was invited to lead the project Orientamenti and to speak in the symposium; and the Sienna Art Institute promoted both events.