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Fatma Shanan was born 1986 in Julis, a Druze village in Israel. She studied art at the Oranim Academic College  2007-2010, and has exhibited her works in various galleries in Israel and Abroad. In 2010 she received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation prize for young artists, and in 2014 she has won the prize for artists working in the community and has joined the Zemack gallery.

Shannan creates figurative oil paintings on canvas drawn from observation – picturesque scenes of Druze villages featuring traditional colorful carpets and self-portraits that address aspects of self identity and belonging.  notion of erasing one’s individuality.  

At HomeBase Jerusalem she created the painting above, which relates to the carpet on site and to the female body, from a new point of view.