Samira Badran | Biography
Palestinian visual artist and animation film director based in Barcelona. Art installations, drawing, engraving, ink and watercolor, painter.
Samira Badran, arab visual artist, palestinian visual artist, arab women artist, arab animation, arab short film director, palestinian painter, film making, drawing, etching, middle east contemporary art, contemporary Arab women artist, female Arab artists, art of the Palestinian diaspora, Palestinian artists in Europe, arab women artists now, artists of MENA region, collective memory art,
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Biography

Samira Badran. Photo by Nasser Soumi

Samira Badran. Photo by Nasser Soumi

Samira Badran was born in 1954 in Libya to an artistic Palestinian family. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cairo (71-76) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence  (78-82).  Now she resides in Barcelona – Spain.

 

My father, the artist Jamal Badran (Master, expert in Islamic arts and crafts, 1909-1999) played a decisive role in my artistic formation, and in my introduction to the world of art. Definitely he was my first professor and critic and encouraged me to study painting in Egypt and Italy. Thanks to his knowledge, experience and dedication in the field of arts and crafts, I have had the privilege of learning and absorbing the academic basics in drawing and painting under his advice and mastery.

Personal Exhibitions

2017 . FALASTIN AL- HADARA EXHIBITION, DARAT AL FUNUN, BLUE HOUSE, AMMAN-JORDAN.
2012 . NOVA, ESPAI ÀGORA CATALUNYA – BARCELONA.
2008 . UNIVERSITY ROVIRA I VIRGILI, SALOU – SPAIN.
1996 . LA TRAMONTANA, CHAILLÉ LES MARAIS – FRANCE.
1995 . SHOMAN FOUNDATION, AMMAN – JORDAN.
1987 . THE BRITISH COUNCIL, AMMAN – JORDAN.
1985 . GALERIA PISCOLABIS, BARCELONA – SPAIN.
. THE ROYAL CULTURAL CENTER, AMMAN – JORDAN.

Collective Exhibitions

2018 . “OH BADER, IT’S AS IF WE NEVER CAME AND NEVER LEFT”, FATTOUSH GALLERY, HAIFA.
. SUBCONTRACTED NATIONS, AL QATTAN FOUNDATION, RAMALLAH-PALESTINE .
2017 . JERUSALEM LIVES, PALESTINIAN MUSEUM, RAMALLAH.
2016 . DO IT IN ARABIC, AL-SHARJAH & DARAT AL FUNUN, AMMAN.
. UNLIKE OTHER SPRINGS, BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, PALESTINE.
2015 . SAMIRA BADRAN & HASSAN MUSA, PÓLE SCIENTIFIQUE ET CULTUREL EN ROCHEBELLE-ALÈS-FRANCE.
2014 . MANAM IN QALANDIA INTERNATIONAL/2, ARAB CULTURE ASSOCIATION HAIFA.
. BRIDGE TO PALESTINE, MARK HACHEM GALLERY, BEIRUT.
. HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, WHITEBOX ART CENTER, NEW YORK.
. GALLERY ONE -RAMALLAH, PALESTINE.
2011 . BETWEEN EBAL AND GERZIN, CITIES EXHIBITION-3rd EDITION. PUBLIC SPACES IN NABLUS & AT BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, PALESTINE.
2010 . FRAMED/UNFRAMED, BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, PALESTINE.
2009 . AL-QUDS: A CELEBRATION OF JERUSALEM, NABAD GALLARY, AMMAN, JORDAN.
. BEYOND THE BORDER, PALESTINIAN ARTISTS, RAFIA GALLERY,DAMASCUS.
. JERUSALEM SHOW (SYNDROM OF JERUSALEM) AL MAMAL FOUNDATION, JERUSALEM, PALESTINE.
. POBLE NOU AMB PALESTINA, CAN FELIPA, BARCELONA.
. AL SHARJAH BIENNIAL 9, 2009. AL SHARJAH, ARAB EMIRATES.
. MIRADES SOBRE PALESTINA, GALLERY PA TOTHOM, BARCELONA. SPAIN.
2008 . “NO MAN’S LAND?”, CONTEMPORARY ART FROM PALESTINA, GEMEENTEMUSEUM DEN HAAG/GERNAK, THE NETHERLANDS.
. BADRANS: A CENTURY OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION, BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, PALESTINE.
2007 . BADRANS: A CENTURY OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION,THE PALESTINIAN ART COURT, AL-HOASH, JERUSALEM. PALESTINE
2006 . FILLES DE LA DIASPORA, CENTRE DE CULTURA LA MERCE, GIRONA. SPAIN.
. VIATJANT VIDES, CREANT MONS. MUSEU D’HISTORIA DE L’HOSPITALET, MUSEU DE LA IMMIGRACIO, BARCELONA. SPAIN.
2005 . NARRATIVE OF AN ARAB FAMILY, FORIGNE MINISTRY, BERLIN, GERMANY.
2002 . BREAKING THE VEIL: WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE ISLAMIC WORLD, a touring exhibition : GREECE, SPAIN, TALY, LUXEMBOURG,FRANCE.
. FROM THE OCEAN TO THE GULF AND BEYOND: ARAB CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION, JORDAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF FINE ART, AMMAN.
1995 . AL-FANN-THE ART, CONTEMPORANY ART FROM ISLAMIC AND ISLAM INFLUENCE COUNTRIES, KULTURHAUS DOCK4, KASSEL-GERMANY.
1994 . AL-WASITI ART CENTER, JERUSALEM – OCCUPIED PALESTINE.
. FORCES OF CHANGE, WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE ARAB WORLD- NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS, WASHINGTON D.C. A touring Exhibition in U.S.A until 1995.
1990 . ARTE-INTIFADA, CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE MULTIMEDIA, SALERNO, ITALY.
1989 . TERCERA BIENAL DE LA HABANA-CUBA.
1988 . IT’S POSIBLE, THE GREAT HALL GALLERY, NEW YORK.
. L’ART CONTEMPORAIN EN JORDANIE, MUSÉE DU LUXEMBOURG, PARIS.
1986 . V SALÓ DE TARDOR, SALÓ DEL TINELL, BARCELONA-SPAIN.
1983 . UNO SPAZIO PER L’ARTE, COMUNE DI BUSTO ARSIZIO, MILANO-ITALY.
. QUINDICI GIOVANI PITTORI, BAGNO A RIPOLLI,FLORENCE- ITALY.
1981 . MOSTRA DELLE GIOVANE PRESENZE ARTISTICHE IN TOSCANA, GALLERIA COMUNALE D’ARTE MODERNA, FORTE DEI MARMI-ITALIA.
1980 . THE FIRST NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION FOR ARAB WOMEN ARTISTS, MODERN ART GALLERY, BAGDAD-IRAK.
. ARAB WOMEN ARTISTS, CHELSEA LIBRARY, LONDON.
1978 . INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION FOR PALESTINE, BEIRUT, LEBANON.
1977 . PALESTINIAN ART EXHIBITION, BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY,PALESTINE
. PALESTINIAN ARTISTS OF THE OCCUPIED LAND, touring exhibition across eight different AMERICAN STATES ,U.S.A.
1976 . PALESTINIAN ARTISTS EXHIBITION, W.M.C.A. JERUSALEM- OCCUPIED PALESTINE
1976-1977 . PART TIME ART TEACHER AT UNRWA, WOMEN’S TEACHER TRAINING CENTER, RAMALLAH.
2012/13/14 . INTENSIVE DRAWING COURSES AT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART PALESTINE, IN RAMALLAH.
Jamal Badran, working with the Mimbar Drawings at his studio in Ramallah, 1972 © Jamal Badran