Shada Safadi

Visual artist 

Safadi was born in Majdal Shams (The Occupied Golan Heights) in 1982, and is based in Ramallah. She is a visual artist, a tutor and a founding member of Fateh Mudarris Center for Arts and Culture in Majdal Shams.





2001-2005 BA in Fine Arts (Painting section), from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria.

2002-2004  Studied Graphic (Engraving section), at Adham Ismail Institute, Damascus, Syria.


 Solo Exhibitions

2006   Fateh Mudarris Center for Arts and Culture, Majdal Shams, Golan   Heights.



Selected Group Exhibitions / Two-person Exhibitions:

2022   “Mist”, Shada Safadi and Akram Al Halabi, Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah.   


2021   “Under the Church Tower” Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah.

2021   “And We Still Follow its Path”, Al Hoash, Jerusalem (name of project: 

  Going by intuition).

2020   “Weed Control”, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine.

2020   “The Water of Nine Thirty”, Fatoush Gallery, Haifa (Participation and 


2018   “The Fourth Line”, Goethe Institute, Ramallah, Palestine (as part of 

  Qalandiya International collateral events). 

2017    Summer Collective Exhibition, Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine. 

2016   “Caravane Culturelle Syrienne”, touring group exhibition, from France 

 (Paris) to several countries including: Germany, Spain, Norway, Belgium

2015 “Still Breathing”, Sarha Collective, Gallery P21, London.

2013    Golamea project, Gallery Konsthögskolan , Academy of Fine Art, Umea, 


2013   ”Promises”- Mosaic Rooms, A.M.Qattan Foundation, London. UK

2012   “Golan Spring” – French Culture Center, Jerusalem.

2012   The Young Artist of the Year Award exhibition, A.M.Qattan Foundation,   Ramallah.

2010   The Second Sculpture Festival in the Golan, Ein Qinya, Golan.

2009   Open Studio, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah.

2009   “In the Presence of the Crow”, Mosaic Rooms, A.M.Qattan Foundation, 

             London. UK. 

2008   The Young Artist of the Year Award exhibition, A.M.Qattan Foundation,   Ramallah.

2007    From Golan, Al Hallaj Gallery, Ramallah.

             From Golan, The Virtual Gallery, Birzeit University, Birzeit.

             From Golan, Bethlehem Peace Center, Bethlehem.

2007    The First Sculpture Festival in the Golan, Majdal Shams. 

2006    Youth Exhibition, Al Riwaq Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria.

2006    Aleppo the Capital of Islamic Culture, Khangs Gallery, Aleppo, Syria.

2006    Exhibition for Graduates of the Fine Arts Faculty, French Culture Center,

             Damascus, Syria.



2014    Three-month-residency in "Cité internationale des arts" , Paris / France.





2008  Third prize, Young Artist of the Year Award, A.M.Qattan Foundation, 

Ramallah (In the Presence of the Crow project).

2006  Third prize, the Youth Exhibition, Alrywak’s Gallery, Damascus, 


2005  Award of “Colors of Damascus” workshop, Damascus, Syria.



2017-2018  Series of children drawing, sculptor and hand-printing workshops , 

in cooperation with the African Community Society and Al Ma’mal 

Foundation in the old city of Jerusalem.

2018  Series of printing workshops, do it بالعربيproject, Riwaq Center, 

Ramallah and adjacent villages


2020  Design and illustration of two children board games, “Weed 

                     Control” exhibition, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine.

2020  Design and illustration,  Gaza mobile children Library, A.M. Qattan 

Foundation, Gaza, Palestine

2021  Teaching Printing, Engraving and other techniques,  Art Faculty, 

                     Birzeit University, Palestine. 


2020      “The Waters of Nine Thirty” group exhibition, Fattoush Gallery, Haifa. 

2018        “The Fourth Line” group exhibition, Goethe Institute, Ramallah,