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 a founding member of Fateh Al Mudarris Center for Arts and Culture, occupied Golan Heights, which founded by young artists. 

Workshops
2015
Art residency “Cité internationale des Arts”, Paris.
2013 part of the workshop (UmeaGolan), Sweden.
2012 Open Studio Group workshop (politics and arts), Al Sakakeni Cultural Center, Beirziet.
2011 Open Studio Group workshop, Al Sakakeni Cultural Center, Bierziet.
2010 Part of the third sculpture festival in Golan, Ein Qenia.
2010 Open Studio Group workshop (try and retry), Al Sakakeni Cultural Center, Bierziet.
2009 Part of the second sculpture festival in Golan, Masada.
2007 The first sculpture festival in the Golan, Majdal Shams.
2005 Colors from Damascus workshop, Mustafa Ali art gallery, Damascus.

 

Awards
2018
Prize for Excellence / International Grand Prize, The TAKIFUJI Art Award, Tokyo, Japan.
2014
Award the journalist specialized in cinema/ Aflam festival/ Marseille.
2008 The young Artist of the Year Award, A.M. Qattan foundation, Ramallah.
2005 Albasel Award of Excellence graduate, Honor Prize, University of Damascus.
2004 Albasel Award of Excellence, First Place, University of Damascus.

Solo exhibitions
2016
A hair tie – Gallery one / Ramallah- Palestine.
2015 Pencil on Pepper – Europia gallery / Paris-France.
2006 Untitled – Fateh Almudarris Art Gallery / Majdal Shams.

Group exhibitions

2018  (Sans tambour, ni trompette – Cent ans de guerres commissariat),Faux Mouvement Centre d’Art Contemporain, Metz, France
2018 (LAUTRE), Exposition de lassociation Florence, ESPACE COMMINES, Paris, France.
2018
Qalandiya International IV, Ramallah. 
2017 (in view), Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture, Beirut, Lebanon.
2017 Diaspora Now! – Contemporary Arts around the Homeland (وطن), the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu – Japan.
2017 Palest’in & out festival, Casablanca, Morocco.
2017 Syria: Into the Light, Atassi Foundation, Dubai.
2016 Palest’in & out festival, Paris, France.
2015 Palest’in & out festival, Paris, France.
2014 The 2d International Encounters of Arab cinema, Marseille.
2014 Mediterranea 16 at Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano Italy.
2013 “This Place has no mirrors but only your thoughts in the water and they will spread all around with the waves”, Umea, Sweden.
2013
(Light Horizon) Festival del film, Locarno, Switzerland.
2013 (Light Horizon) Mediterranea Biennial 16, Ancona, Italy.
2012 Three senses from Homs , M3 Kunsthalle Galerie, Berlin.
2011 Open Studio exhibition, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah.
2010 Space, The Ethnographic Art Museum, Birzeit University.
2010 Open Studio Group exhibition, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah.
2010 On The Gates Of Heaven Exhibition (the Jerusalem Show), Al Ma’mal Art Foundation, Jerusalem.
2010 On The Road, Majdal Shams streets, Golan.
2010 Earth-Brown, Umm El-Fahem art gallery, Umm El Fahem.
2009 Puppet Theatre, Ramallah cultural palace, Ramallah.
2008 Puppet Theatre, Al Mahattah Gallery, Ramallah.
2007 From The Golan, Bier Ziet Museum – Bier Ziet, West Bank.
2007 From the Golan, Dar Al Salam, Bethlehem.
2007 From The Golan, Khalil Sakakeni Cultural Center, Ramallah.
2006 Alfananen Al Shabab , Alriwaq art Gallery, Damascus.
2006 Untitled, Dar Almada art Gallery, Damascus.
2005 Colors From Damascus, Mustafa Ali art Gallery, Damascus.
1999 Graduation exhibition, Bet Alfan, Majdal Shams, Golan.