Nance Klehm with Vivien Sansour

Vivien Sansour of the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library

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Vivien Sansour is an artist and conservationist who uses image,
sketch, film, soil, seeds, and plants to enliven old cultural tales in
contemporary presentations and to advocate for the protection of
biodiversity as a cultural and political act. As the founder of
Palestine Heirloom Seed Library and the Traveling Kitchen project, she
works with farmers to promote seed conservation and crop diversity.
She is co-director with Riad Bahour of the feature film El Bizreh Um El
Fay, which was awarded best project at RamallahDoc 2015 and will be
released in 2020. She has presented her work as an artist at the
Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington, DC; SALT Art Center, Istanbul; and
the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Born Jerusalem; lives in Bethlehem, Palestine and Los Angeles, USA