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’. In 2020, she obtained her masters’ degree in arts at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Randa, among fellow young artists, is a founding member of Fateh Al Mudarris Center for Arts and Culture, occupied Golan Heights. She is also a member of “l’association Portes ouvertes sur l’art”.



2020: Art residency “Cité internationale des Arts”, Paris.

2019: Art residency “International Art Colony”,Csókakő, Hungary.
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, Birziet.
2011: Open Studio Group workshop, Al Sakakeni Cultural Center, Birziet.
2010: Part of the third sculpture festival in Golan, Ein Qenia.
2010: Open Studio Group workshop (try and retry), Al Sakakeni Cultural Center, Birziet.
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.



2020: Prize of “les amis des Beaux-Art de Paris”, Le prix agnès b.
2018: Prize for Excellence / International Grand Prize, The TAKIFUJI Art Award, Tokyo, Japan.
2014: Award the journalist specialized in cinema/ Aflam festival/ Marseille, France.
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


La Pièce manquante, galerie Analix Forever, Geneva-Suisse.

Espaces identitaires, Galerie d’art Desjardins, Drummondville-Canada.

Mémoires partagées, Institut du monde arabe, Paris-France.

Weed Control, A.M. Qattan Foundtion, Ramallah-Palestine.



 Heartbreak, RUYA MAPS, the 58th Venice Biennale, Italy.

Mediterraneo sensibile, AlbumArte, Rome, Italy.

La création syrienne contemporaine, Cloitre des récollets – Ville de metz, France.

SEUILS, Makan-Hafez Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.



Où est la maison de mon ami?, maison des arts centre d’art contemporain de Malakoff, Paris, France.

Sans tambour, ni trompette – Cent ans de guerres commissariat,Faux Mouvement Centre d’Art Contemporain, Metz, France.

LAUTRE, Exposition de lassociation Florence, ESPACE COMMINES, Paris, France.

Qalandiya International IV, Ramallah.



 In view, Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture, Beirut, Lebanon.

Diaspora Now! – Contemporary Arts around the Homeland (وطن), the Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu – Japan.

Light Horizon,  Palest’in & out festival, Casablanca, Morocco.

Syria: Into the Light, Atassi Foundation, Dubai.


2016 Palest’in & out festival, Paris, France.

2015 Palest’in & out festival, Paris, France.




 The 2nd International Encounters of Arab cinema, Marseille.

Mediterranea 16 at Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano Italy.



This Place has no mirrors but only your thoughts in the water and they will spread all around with the waves”, Umea, Sweden.

Light Horizon Festival del film, Locarno, Switzerland.

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.



Space, The Ethnographic Art Museum, Birzeit University.
Open Studio Group exhibition, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah.
On The Gates Of Heaven, Exhibition (the Jerusalem Show), Al Ma’mal Art Foundation, Jerusalem.
On The Road, Majdal Shams streets, Golan.
Earth-Brown, Umm El-Fahem art gallery, Umm El Fahem.


2009 Puppet Theatre, Ramallah cultural palace, Ramallah.

2008 Puppet Theatre, Al Mahattah Gallery, Ramallah.



From The Golan, Bier Ziet Museum – Bier Ziet, West Bank.

From the Golan, Dar Al Salam, Bethlehem.

From The Golan, Khalil Sakakeni Cultural Center, Ramallah.



Alfananen Al Shabab, Alriwaq art Gallery, Damascus.

Untitled, Dar Almada art Gallery, Damascus.


2005 Colors From Damascus, Mustafa Ali art Gallery, Damascus.


1999 Graduation exhibition, Bet Alfan, Majdal Shams, Golan.