Sana Farah Bishara

Country: Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Nationality: Palestinian


Biographical Notes Sana Farah-Bishara was born in Nazareth in 1964. In 1985, she graduated from the Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design and Education in Haifa. In 1988, she received her B.A. in fine art and sociology from the University of Haifa. She alo studied  museology at the University of Haifa. She has taught art and ceramics at a number of schools and community centers, and has served as the Director of Art  Education for Arab Schools at the Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod. She worked as an art teacher for the ministry of Education instructing children in several hospitals in Haifa. She is a member of the Painters and Sculptors Association of Haifa and the North, and of the Abda’a Association for the Advancement of Art in the Arab Sector. Her sculptures are included in a number of private collections; one of her works, a bronze sculpture of a bird, is on permanent display at the District Court in Jerusalem. She is the recipient of an honorary prize for Haifa artists (2000), and of the Herman Struck Prize, City of Haifa (2007). Selected solo Exhibitions include: “Melodies of the Body Language,” The Painters and Sculptors Association of Haifa and the North (2000); “Body Language,” G.O. Art Gallery, Haifa (2003); "The Whole and All Its Parts", Artists House , Telaviv (2009) ;"Dialogue with Bronze " ,Galery Oda ,Haifa (2010) ; "The Whole and All Its Parts" , Nazareth (2010). Selected group exhibitions include: the annual exhibition of the Painters and Sculptors Association of Haifa and the North (1996-2009); “Middle Eastern Rhythms,” Tarshiha Art Gallery (1997); “Women Artists,” Um El Fahem Art Gallery (1997); Exhibition of Arab Artists, French Cultural Center, Nazareth (1998); “Earth, Man,” Artists House, Jerusalem (1999); “Femina,” Hamud al-Karah Gallery, Daliat El Carmel (2002); “You Must Believe the Day Will Come,” Um El Fahem Gallery and Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv (2002); “Spirit of Matter – Matter of Spirit,” Um El Fahem Art Gallery (2002); “Women Artists,” Women’s Festival, Arab-Hebrew Theater, Jaffa (2002); “Art in Conflict,” Ein Hod Art Gallery (2003); “Urban or Rural,” Beit Hagefen, Haifa. “Pieta in Office” Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, (2007).   Sana Farah-Bishara lives and works in Haifa.

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