Noel Maghathe is a queer, mixed Palestinian American artist currently based in Cincinnati. Dedicated to gender, identity and memory, Maghathe uses performance and installation to advance socially conscious dialogues centering queer voices. Maghathe graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Photography in 2018 where they were awarded the Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship. Maghathe has performed and exhibited their work internationally. They currently co-instigate unique art experiences at PIQUE art gallery and bed and breakfast.

Maghathe utilizes sculpture and performance to generate a series of real and fabricated moments in an attempt to understand a deep seated sense of longing for their country, past memories, and personal clarity. Maghathe deals with confusion about where personal history and the present-self converge.Their practice engages these ideas through personal symbolism, reflecting on being denied access to something (memories integral to identity formation) so precious to them. | 513.488.0282 |


2017 - Art Academy of Cincinnati. B.F.A., Photography / Sculpture

Solo Exhibitions & Performances: 

2018 - Breath  Canticle Farm,  Oakland, CA

2018 - On my head  PIQUE,  Covington, KY

2016 - stars between my nails  PIQUE, Covington, KY

Select Group Exhibitions & Performances:

2021 - Hafla at RAWIfest  Mizna,  Minneapolis, MN

2021 - Transmission  Basketshop Gallery,  Cincinnati, OH 

2020 - Secret ArtWorks House Party  ArtWorks,  Cincinnati, OH 

2019 - The Sloppy Show  Art Academy of Cincinnati. “Cincinnati, OH

2019 - AAC150  Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2019 - Lean  Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH 

2019 - Not For Sale  Anytime Dept, Cincinnati, OH

2018 - Laws of the Game  Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH

2018 - Color Theory  The Comet, Cincinnati, OH

2018 - Knead  The New School, New York, NY

2018 - Grape Tree   Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2018 - American Grape Tree  PIQUE, Cincinnati, OH

2017 - METOO  Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH

2017 - Unrest  Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2017 - 30th Annual Minumentals Exhibition  Art Academy of Cincinnati, 

                Cincinnati, OH

2016 - It wasn’t me  PIQUE, Covington, KY

2016 - W8  Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH 

2015 - Correlation  Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH 

Curatorial Projects:

2021 - Perform-A-Rama 2021 PIQUE, Covington, KY

2019 - Perform-A-Thon 2019 PIQUE, Covington, KY

2019 - LAWN PIQUE, Covington, KY

2017 - Still There Playhouse, Cincinnati, OH


2017 - Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship


2021 - Q&A with Alumni Noel Maghathe,

2020 - Emergency Index Vol. 9

2018 - Q&A with Wilder Winner Noel Maghathe,

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