BIOGRAPHY

 

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  (78-80).  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

 

1985 -THE ROYAL CULTURAL CENTER,AMMAN-JORDAN.


1987-GALERIA PISCOLABIS, BARCELONA-SPAIN.


1987-THE BRITISH COUNCIL, AMMAN-JORDAN.


1995-SHOMAN FOUNDATION, AMMAN-JORDAN.


1996-LA TRAMONTANA, CHAILLÉ LES MARAIS-FRANCE.


2008-UNIVERSITY ROVIRA I VIRGILI, SALOU-SPAIN.

 


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS


1976-W.M.C.A. JERUSALEM- OCCUPIED PALESTINE.


1977- PALESTINIAN ARTISTS OF THE OCCUPIED LAND, WASHINGTON .


1980-ARAB WOMEN ARTISTS, CHELSEA LIBRARY, LONDON.


1980-THE FIRST NATIONAL ART EXHIBITION FOR ARAB WOMEN ARTISTS,MODERN ART   GALLERY, BAGDAD-IRAK.


1981-MOSTRA DELLE GIOVANE PRESENZE ARTISTICHE IN TOSCANA, GALLERIA COMUNALE D’ARTE MODERNA,  FORTE DEI MARMI-ITALIA.


1983-QUINDICI GIOVANI PITTORI, BAGNO A RIPOLLI,FLORENCE- ITALY.


1983-UNO SPAZIO PER L’ARTE, COMUNE DI BUSTO ARSIZIO, MILANO-ITALY.


1986-V SALÓ DE TARDOR, SALÓ DEL TINELL, BARCELONA-SPAIN.


1986-L’ART CONTEMPORAIN EN JORDANIE,MUSÉE DU LUXEMBOURG, PARIS-FRANCE.

1988-IT’S POSIBLE, THE GREAT HALL GALLERY, NEW YORK.


1989-TERCERA BIENAL DE LA HABANA-CUBA.


1990-ARTE-INTIFADA, CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE MULTIMEDIA, SALERNO ITALY.   

     
1994-FORCES OF CHANGE, ARAB WOMEN ARTISTS, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE  ARTS,  WASHINGTON-U.S.A.


1994-AL-WASITI ART CENTER, JERUSALEM- OCCUPIED- PALESTINE.


1995-AL-FANN-THE ART, CONTEMPORANY ART FROM ISLAMIC AND ISLAM INFLUENCE COUNTRIES,  KULTURHAUS   DOCK4, KASSEL-GERMANY.


1997-ART+SUR, GRANADA-SPAIN.


2002-FROM THE OCEAN TO THE GULF AND BEYOND: ARAB CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION, JORDAN NATIONAL    GALLERY OF FINE ART, AMMAN-JORDAN.

 

2002-BREAKING THE VEIL: WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE ISLAMIC WORLD, RHODES-GREECE,  VALENCIA SPAIN, NAPOLI  ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, BARCELONA- SPAIN. 

     

2005-NARRATIVE OF AN ARAB FAMILY, FORIGNE MINISTRY, BERLIN, GERMANY.


2006- VIATJANT VIDES, CREANT MONS. MUSEU D’HISTORIA DE  L’HOSPITALET. MUSEU DE LA  IMMIGRACIO,  BARCELONA. SPAIN.


2006- FILLES DE LA DIASPORA, CENTRE DE CULTURA LA MERCE, GIRONA. SPAIN.

 

2007-BADRANS: A CENTURY OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION, AL-HOASH, JERUSALEM.   PALESTINE


2008- BADRANS: A CENTURY OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION, BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY, THE  ETHNOGRAFIC AND ART MUSEUM, PALESTINE   

    
2008-“NO MAN’S LAND?", CONTEMPORARY ART FROM PALESTINA, GEMEENTEMUSEUM DEN HAAG/GERNAK, THE NETHERLANDS


2009-MIRADES SOBRE PALESTINA, GALLERY PA TOTHOM, BARCELONA. SPAIN


2009-AL SHARJAH BIENNIAL 9,  2009. AL SHARJAH, ARAB EMIRATES.


2009- POBLE NOU AMB  PALESTINA , CAN FELIPA, BARCELONA.


2009 – JERUSALEM SHOW (SYNDROM OF JERUSALEM)–AL MAMAL FOUNDATION, JERUSALEM.


2009- BEYOND THE BORDER, PALESTINIAN ARTISTS ,RAFIA GALLERY ,DAMASCUS, SYRIA.


2009- AL-QUDS: A CELEBRATION OF JERUSALEM ,NABAD,AMMAN, JORDAN.


2011- FRAMED-UNFRAMED BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, PALESTINE


2011-  BETWEEN EBAL AND GERZIN ,IN PUBLIC SPACES IN NABLUS AND AT THE BZU MUSEUM ,PALESTINE


2012- NOVA, BARCELONA, SPAIN


2011-2012- DRAWING COURSES AT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART PALESTINE, AL-BIREH, RAMALLAH


2014- GALLERY ONE -RAMALLAH, PALESTINE 2014


2014- WHITEBOX ART CENTER, "HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY", NEW YORK, U.S.A, 2014