Rana Samara, born in 1985 in Jerusalem, is a Palestinian artist, and a 2015 graduate of the International Art Academy in Ramallah.
Samara’s current body of work—Intimate Space—explores societal norms, sexuality, gender roles, and other factors associated with modern Palestinian life. Her work focuses on the less obvious factors that underpin the daily lives of women who reside in overcrowded refugee camps and rural communities, women whose lives continue to be blighted both by conservative traditions and the exigencies of life under occupation.
Focusing on marital intimacy, Samara demystifies many social taboos and translates these onto large, bold, and colorful canvasses that are both remarkable social statements and beautiful artistic constructs. Frank conversations with women form the backbone of her work, which transcends the private space into the realm of the public. Often depicting the aftermath of sexual encounters, Samara’s paintings are remarkable visual metaphors for the lives of Palestinian women existing in restricted environments, cramped and constrained by internal traditions and external forces.
Samara has participated in exhibitions in Ramallah and Jerusalem, Beirut, Dubai, and Paris.
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