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Ahmad Canaan

Ahmad Canaan

Sector : Cultural Figures , Artists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1965
  • Age : 50
  • Curriculum vitae :


Born in Tamra, 1965, lives and works in Tamra                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                   1984–1985                 Studied painting with the artist Khalil Rayan, Tamra                                                               

1985–1989         BFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

1999–2006         Taught sculpture at the Arab Institute for Continuing Studies, Sakhnin                                 

2003–2007                  Diploma in Museum Studies, Tel Aviv University

2004–2010         Founder, director and curator of the municipal gallery, Tamra

2009                   Art instructor, Nazareth College

2010–2011         Curator, Jaffa Salon of Palestinian Art                                          


Achievements and Awards

Ahmad  Solo Exhibitions

1989         Ploughs, Al Hakawati Palestinian National Theater, Jerusalem (curator: Suleiman


1992         Wooden Platforms The Municipal Gallery, Nazareth (curator: Marie Abu Jaber)

1995         Wooden Platforms The Gallery at Tarshiha (curator: Rana Bishara)

1996         New Paintings, The Center Gallery, Nazareth (curator: Marie Abu Jaber)

Wooden Platforms, Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra (curator: Rivka Sinai)

1998         Wooden Platforms, The Educational Gallery, University of Haifa (curators: Avner

Katzs students)

2001         Anat, Uri and Rami Nehushtan Museum, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov (curator: Ruth


2002 The Land, Center for Science, Arts and Technology, Tamra (curator: Ahmad Canaan)

                 Here I Am, The Peace Gallery, Jewish-Arab Center for Peace, Givat Haviva (curators:

Osnat Ben Shalom and Etti Amiram)

2003         Self-Portrait, The Gallery at Ort Braude College, Carmiel (curator: Shlomi

                 Schwarzberg) catalogue

2004         Anat, The Center Gallery, Nazareth (curator: Marie Abu Jaber)

2006         The Knight, Al Hallaj Gallery, Ramallah (curator: Nabil Anani) catalogue

2007         Knight of Dreams, permanent exhibition in the Canaan artists private gallery, Tamra

2008         Quest, M. Beck Gallery, Homburg, Germany (curator: Mathias Peck)

2009  Knight of Dreams, Al Hakawati Palestinian National Theater, Jerusalem (curator: Ahmad Canaan)

2009         On a Thin Wire, Tal Greenfield Gallery, Kfar Vradim (curator: Adi Greenfield)

Paintings, Sadnaot Haomanim, Tel Aviv, in conjunction with the Seeing Art festival (curator: Orna Lutsky)

2010         New Paintings, White House Gallery, Kibbutz Nir Oz (curator Haim Perry)

                 Sculpture exhibition, The Scots Hotel, Tiberius (curator: Sharona Cohen)


Awards and grants             


         1988 ,1989  America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize 

2001, 2002 Teacher-Artist Grant, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport

2003  Artist in the Community Grant, Omanut Laam

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Four annual grants, for the municipal gallery in Tamra, Omanut Laam 

2009 Prize given by the Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm for best participating artist in a group exhibition at Gebo Art Space, Tel Aviv

2010 Artist in the Community Grant, Israeli Ministry of Culture

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