Born in Jerusalem, Vera Tamari is a visual artist, Islamic art historian, art educator, and curator. She received her undergraduate degree in fine arts from Beirut College for Women in 1966. She specialized in ceramics at the Istituto Statale d’Arte per la Ceramica in Florence, and in 1974 she obtained a master of philosophy degree in Islamic art and architecture from the University of Oxford in 1984. She served for more than two decades as a professor of both Islamic art and architecture and art history at Birzeit University, where she also founded and directed the Virtual Gallery and the Birzeit University Museum between 2005 and 2010. There, she conceived the Cities Exhibition series, curating and cocurating three of its editions (2009–12). Tamari is actively involved in the promotion of art and culture in Palestine and serves as advisor and member to numerous institutions and cultural boards. She served as a jury member for the Young Artist of the Year Award, organized by the A.M. Qattan Foundation, and the Arab Foundation for Art and Culture.
As an artist, she specializes in ceramic sculpture and conceptual art and has exhibited widely since 1974 in Palestine, the Arab world, Europe, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States.
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
When you place a bid on any artwork, you are accepting personal liability for the purchase price, any applicable taxes, any and all shipping and packing costs, and all other applicable charges. Any artwork bought by residents of the District of Columbia will be subjected to a 6% sales tax on the market value of the artwork. All U.S. resident buyers can claim tax deductions on amounts that exceed the market value of the artwork. Market value of artwork is their starting value.
Bid winners can pick up the artwork they bought from the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA or have the Institute arrange for shipment, however, reiterating, that the buyer is responsible for all packing and shipment costs.
There will be ten (10) bidding cycles. Each cycle will close on the last day of the month at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (USA) at which time the highest bidder for the art will be notified of their winning bid.
Please note that all bids are final once submitted and may not be cancelled or modified by you, except with our express written consent under circumstances that we consider appropriate at our sole discretion. Please also note that all sales are final.