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SANA FARAH-BISHARA


side_imgSana Farah Bishara was born in Nazareth in 1964. She graduated from the Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design and Education in Haifa in 1985. Three years later, she obtained a BA in Fine Arts and Sociology from the University of Haifa, followed by a degree in Museology.

Living and working in Haifa, Farah Bishara is one of the most prominent artists producing bronze sculptures today, and is the only Arab woman specializing in this field. Her work revolves around the figure of the woman; her sculptures are delicately casted with simple balanced shapes that invite contemplation when viewed. Farah Bishara is best known for her multi-piece sculptures from which the viewer can sense an evolving narrative.

Farah Bishara has taught art 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. Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions locally and internationally. Many of her sculptures are installed in both public places as well as private collections. She is the recipient of an honorary prize for Haifa artists in 2000, and of the Herman Struck Prize from the city of Haifa in 2007.

Her sculptures are included in a number of private collections throughout the world: in Texas, New York, Toronto, New Jersey, Germany, London, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and more.

  • Bird is on permanent display at the District Court in Jerusalem.
  • Contemplation is in the Bank Hapoalim collection (displayed at the Administration Building of Bank Hapoalimin Tel Aviv).
  • Woman with Jar was offered for sale at an auction launched to support the Nazareth College in Nazareth N.A.I. and was purchasedbyOmar Monib Al-Masri
  • Several sculptures are in the private collection of Stef Wertheimer

Sana Farah-Bishara lives and works in Haifa.

EXHIBITIONS


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, Tel Aviv (2009); “Dialogue with Bronze,” Oda Gallery, Haifa (2010); “The Whole and All Its Parts”, Nazareth (2010); opening of the Industrial Park of Stef Wertheimer Nazareth (2013-2015).

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”, EinHod Art Gallery (2003); “Urban or Rural”, Beit Hagefen, Haifa. “Pieta in Office,“ Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, (2007); “Passport,” Almahatta Gallery, Ramallah (2009); “Entity,“ Alhoush Gallery(2010); Theater Habima, Tel Aviv(2014); Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv (2015); “Art & About”, Frankfurt, Munich(2015). “Narratives” zawyeh gallery, Ramalla (2015).

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