Ghia Haddad is an Emirati artist of Palestinian-Lebanese origin. After working for several years as a graphic designer in the corporate world, she became more interested in using her skills in the not-for-profit sector; using art to build community, raise awareness and spark positive change. Merging music, creative writing, popular crafts and visual arts, Ghia began to conceptualize community projects to promote creative art as a vehicle for change. Ghia continues to work on individual art pieces and explore new mediums as way to create socially responsible art and provoke important dialogue using art as a platform.
Hani Amra is a Palestinian artist based in Jerusalem. He has a BA in visual arts from Aix-en-Provence and an MA in Oriental literature from Paris. Hani explores the mediums of painting and photography. He has been exhibited locally and internationally. He was awarded the Qattan Foundation’s prestigious Young Artist of the Year award in 2008.
Born in Libya, 1982, Mohammed Al Haj obtained his BA in Fine Art from Al Aqsa University, Gaza in 2004. He has taken part in numerous collaborative arts projects, specifically with mural work. He was involved in the largest mural in Palestine at Al Aqsa University. He has also been involved in various exhibitions in Palestine and abroad. Mohammed currently teaches art at various public schools in Gaza.
Born at the Bureij Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip in 1976, Mohammed Hawajri founded the Eltiqa’ Group for Contemporary Art in the Gaza Strip. Between 2008 and 2009 he received a grant that allowed him to reside at the Cite International des Arts in Paris. He has also been involved in various exhibitions in Palestine and abroad.
Born in 1973 at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, Motaz Naim is a Palestinian artist living and working in Gaza. He received a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the Damascus University in 1997. He has exhibited in various exhibitions in Palestine and internationally. He is currently a professor at a university in Gaza.
Born in Gaza, 1984, Nabil Abu Ghanimeh graduated from the art college at Al Aqsa University in 2007. He participated in several group exhibitions and received the first prize exhibit at the South Valley University festival in Egypt. He currently works as an art teacher in Gaza.
Born in Gaza, 1976, Shareef Sarhan is a founding member of the Windows of Gaza for Contemporary Art group and an active member of the Association of Palestinian Artists. He was introduced to Modern art after attending the Dara Academy of Jordanian Arts under the supervision of Syrian artist Marwan Qasab Bashi. His works vary between drawing, painting, installation, photography and video art.
“A land without a people, for a people without a land”, or as the people who lived there liked to call it before being displaced and occupied: Palestine. Born in Jordan, Tala Bitar from Jerusalem, Palestine, grew up around the Middle East. Growing up in a few different countries, Tala tried building a home in each one but always managed to connect back to her roots and hold onto the Palestinian traditions, especially through art. Tala’s art work is a hybrid of old traditional Tatreez on top of digitally designed and printed photographs, created in a harmonious way to portray the crossover from old to new. Each piece is carefully thought through and stitched with love.