Maiada Aboud’s work deals with ways that social and religious structures interconnect and influence the individual. Using performance art (endurance), Maiada’s interest in social, political and religious issues draws on a unique and personal perspective. Born in Palestine (Arab Israeli), graduated from Haifa University, and received her education in the UK: where she completed her Masters at Coventry University, and her PhD at Sheffield Hallam University.
Her study attempts to connect the political analysis to the individual’s experience by using performance and relating it to culture and social life. The intention is to investigate identity using endurance/pain in art with the objectives to establish if these performances are linked to collective identities.