Maiada Aboud's work deals with ways that social and religious structures interconnect and influence the individual. Using endurance art, Maiada's interest in social and religious issues draws on a unique and personal perspective. Born in Palestine (Christian 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 social cultural analysis to the individual’s experience by way of using performance and relating it to culture and social life. The intention is to investigate cultural identity using endurance art with the objectives to establish if these performances are linked to collective identities.