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Suha Shoman

Suha Shoman

Sector : Cultural Figures , Artists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1944
  • Age: 72
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Suha Shoman) Born in Jerusalem in 1944, Suha Shoman first studied law in Lebanon and Paris, but after meeting the Jordanian painter Faherlnisse Zeiddann, she enrolled at the Institute of Fine Arts in 1977 and moved off in a new direction. In 1986 she traveled for the first time to Petra, the legendary city of the Nabataean. Since then, she has spent several months a year in this abandoned city carved out of the rock.

Shoman’s works have been shown in a series of solo exhibitions and in group exhibitions in Arab countries, Europe and the USA and are permanently on show in museums all round the world. She is not only a notable artist but also a founder of the art centre Darat el Funun (House of Arts) in Amman. The centre’s aim is to further the visual arts throughout the Arab world. She is an honorary member of the Sakakini General Assembly and has received the French National Order of the Arts for her work and her efforts on behalf of Jordanian art. Suha Shoman lives and works in Amman, Jordan.


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