Samah Shihadi was born in Sha‘b in 1987. Shehadeh is a Haifa-based artist with a BA in art from Oranim College (2012) and an MFA from Haifa University (2015). Shihadi has painted for as long as she can remember, and having spent seven years studying art, she has emerged as a fine talent who has mastered the art of draftsmanship. Her pencil work can only be described as sublime, even if her subject matter can often be harrowing. Shihadi focuses on the daily personal and social challenges that women face—both at home and beyond. Her empathy and steadfastness are beautifully and sensitively articulated in much of her work. Themes of nostalgia and displacement unite the women, despite their distinct practices, set against the context of continuing geopolitical unrest in Palestine, Shihadi expresses a desire shared by many in the Palestinian diaspora to return to one’s roots. Shihadi employs hyper-realist techniques to faithfully recapture the world she encounters. Since moving away from her family in Palestine to Israel, the artist finds comfort in food and cooking, a tangible reminder of her childhood and family; for Shihadi, the family table becomes emblematic of one’s home, with Palestine’s traditions, recipes, and stories being reawakened. This shared nostalgia becomes an anchor for the displaced and exiled, to their family past.
A multiple award winner, she was recently awarded a Young Artist Award from Israel’s Ministry of Culture and Sport. She has so far participated in over fifteen exhibitions.
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