Sliman Mansour
1947, Birzeit, Palestine

Selected Solo exhibitions: 2011 "Terrains of Belonging", Alhoush Gallery, Jerusalem; 2007 "ٍSketches", Almamal Gallery, Jerusalem (Old City); 2003 "The Fabric of Memory", Sharjah Museum, Sharjah; 2001 "Ten Years in Mud", travelling exhibition, (Sakakini Center) Ramallah, (City Hall)Nazareth and (Village of Arts and Crafts)Gaza; 1998 "I Ismael", Cairo Biennial, Cairo; 1996 "Palestinian Art: Suleiman Mansour", City Hall, Stavanger, Norway; 1995 “Suleiman Mansour", Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah; 1992" Roots", United Nations, New York; 1981 "Sliman Mansour", Gallery 79, Ramallah.

Selected group Exhibitions: 2010 "Contemporary Calligraphic Art in the Arab World", Nabad Gallery, Amman; 2009 "The first exhibition”, Gallery Rafia, Damascus; 2009 "The Other Shadow of the City", Alhoash Gallery, Jerusalem; 1992 “Art Dialogue", Nora Latin, ABF, Stockholm; 1990 "Art Under Occupation", City Hall, Salerno; 1989-1996 "New Vision Group", 1988 "It’s Possible", Cooper Union, New York; 1984 "Land Day", Al-Hakawati Theatre, Jerusalem;1980 "Palestinian Art", State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow; 1978 "International Exhibition for a Museum in Palestine",  Beirut; 1975 "First group exhibition of Palestinian artists under occupation", YMCA, Jerusalem.

Awards: 1998 Palestine Prize for the Visual Arts; 1998 Grand Prize of the Cairo Biennial.

 

Artworks

  • Suleiman Mansour, "Woman Embracing Jerusalem - 1979", Oil Color on canvas, 94*124cm, from mazen Qebty collection.

    Where Does the Body Stan?

    For many years - sometimes until today - most of the founding artists - had not altered the way they dealt with the female body. Their focus was mainly on the aesthetical form and on political associations. The figure of the woman with all the symbolism it carried, was...

  • Sliman Mansour, "Awakening village - 1987", Oil on canvas, 100*70 cm, George Michael Al Ama Collection

    Where Does the Body Stan?

    For many years - sometimes until today - most of the founding artists - had not altered the way they dealt with the female body. Their focus was mainly on the aesthetical form and on political associations. The figure of the woman with all the symbolism it carried, was...

  • Sliman Mansour "Palestine - 1978", Palestine, Sketch, Charcoal on brown paper,70x50cm, 1981

    Political Representation

    Whereas politics and political mobilization occupied a major part in the art works of the foundation period, political images representing women continued in later productions. Artists now introduced in their art works a more personalized and individualized perception of...

  • Sliman Mansour- “Palestine - 1981, Poster reproduction, 100x70 cm, courtesy Palestinian Poster Archive.

    In the Frame of Heroism

    The 1970s were considered an important stage of visual production dominated by the emergence of an iconic image of Palestinian women who in their traditional embroidered dress, became symbols of national struggle, identity and revolution. The female became the signifier of the...

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