Randa Maddah, born in 1983, Majdal Shams, occupied Syrian Golan). After finishing courses in painting and sculpture at Adham Ismail Center, Damascus in 2003, she graduated from Damascus University, the faculty of fine arts, department of sculpture, 2005. In 2007, Randa also took etching courses at the Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Her work has been described by John Berger as ‘There is a power in this work (Puppet Theater) such as I have seen in no other. It has claimed the ground on which it is standing. It has made the killing field between the aghast spectators and the agonizing victims sacred. It has changed the floor of a parking lot into something landswept’. Randa is founding member of Fateh Al Mudarris Center for Arts and Culture, occupied Golan Heights, which is the only art space dedicated to contemporary art and art education in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights founded by young artists.