Vera Tamari

Born in Jerusalem, Vera Tamari studied art in Beirut, Italy and Oxford where she specialized in visual arts and   Islamic art  and architecture. She is lecturer of  Islamic Art and Architecture at  Birzeit  University  where she is also  Founder/Director of the Ethnographic and Art Museum and the Virtual Gallery. Vera Tamari is actively involved in the promotion of art and culture in Palestine and serves as advisor in numerous art and cultural boards. She participates regularly in academic and artistic forums locally and internationally. She  also had participations since 1974 in scores of collective exhibitions, in addition to a number of personal exhibitions. Her work focuses on the issues of memory and identity.


  • Silent Lament

    The work stands in homage to the dreadful loss and repeated anguished scenes of mothers who had lost their sons. These images shown everyday in the news during the second Intifada in 2000, inspired the artist to do this work. Mother’s as well as their sons become the victims of loss