Dina Matar

Biography

 the artist Dena Matar. Matar was born in Gaza in 1985 and graduated from Al Aqsa University with a BA in Fine Art and Education. Her paintings have been included in exhibitions in Switzerland, France, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Gaza and were previously exhibited in the opening exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms, 'Occupied Space 2008' in London. She is a member of the ELTIQA artists collective in Gaza City.
Despite her young age, she participated in a large number of exhibitions and acted as mentor to the youth. Matar collaborated on several projects with European artists and participated in several local exhibitions and workshops in Gaza in cooperation with A.M. Qattan Foundation, the French Cultural Centre and other institutions. Her work was also displayed at the international exhibition Ghaza seasons in Geneva. In 2012 she was selected to participate in the artistic residence in Paris, Cite Internationale des Arts.
Matar, who lived in the profound challenges of Gaza, has the creativity to see beyond the walls and paint with such vibrant colors and a wild imagination that is reminiscent of Joan Miros work, yet distinctly her own creation. Matar and many other artists living in Gaza are determined to produce fine art and to present it to the Gaza community. Born in Gaza 25 years ago, Dena is a member of Eltiqa collective for young artists who work in Gaza. Despite her young age she has developed her own unique childlike style which she considers to be a way to manipulate the sad surrounding reality and to represent it from a different perspective that is full of hope and optimism rather than encumbered by dark and lifeless colours. Dina explains that through her art she tries to rekindle positive feelings, her own as well as those of the people around her and those who view her art.
Dena is strongly influenced by Pablo Picassos Cubist style in the way she deals with the structures and lines within a space. Yet she manages to assert her originality by using extremely bright colours and her characteristic simple approach.

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 the artist Dena Matar. Matar was born in Gaza in 1985 and graduated from Al Aqsa University with a BA in Fine Art and Education. Her paintings have been included in exhibitions in Switzerland, France, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Gaza and were previously exhibited in the opening exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms, 'Occupied Space 2008' in London. She is a member of the ELTIQA artists collective in Gaza City.
Despite her young age, she participated in a large number of exhibitions and acted as mentor to the youth. Matar collaborated on several projects with European artists and participated in several local exhibitions and workshops in Gaza in cooperation with A.M. Qattan Foundation, the French Cultural Centre and other institutions. Her work was also displayed at the international exhibition Ghaza seasons in Geneva. In 2012 she was selected to participate in the artistic residence in Paris, Cite Internationale des Arts.
Matar, who lived in the profound challenges of Gaza, has the creativity to see beyond the walls and paint with such vibrant colors and a wild imagination that is reminiscent of Joan Miros work, yet distinctly her own creation. Matar and many other artists living in Gaza are determined to produce fine art and to present it to the Gaza community. Born in Gaza 25 years ago, Dena is a member of Eltiqa collective for young artists who work in Gaza. Despite her young age she has developed her own unique childlike style which she considers to be a way to manipulate the sad surrounding reality and to represent it from a different perspective that is full of hope and optimism rather than encumbered by dark and lifeless colours. Dina explains that through her art she tries to rekindle positive feelings, her own as well as those of the people around her and those who view her art.
Dena is strongly influenced by Pablo Picassos Cubist style in the way she deals with the structures and lines within a space. Yet she manages to assert her originality by using extremely bright colours and her characteristic simple approach.

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Dina Mohammed Mattar

Address : ( 11/1 ALBUREIJ - GAZA Strip - Palestine)

phon -00972 598 82 15 96 www.eltiqa.com

Email Address    denamatter@hotmail.com

 

  • Scientific Qualified:
  • BA- Educational Art - Al Aqua University – Gaza2007
  • Experiences:
  • Activated in the summer camps of the UNRWA - General theatre days
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2013-2014 The Flowers Tune French Cultural Institute, Jerusalem, Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, Gaza - in Palestine
  • 2012 (Tomorrow will love life) Yas Viceroy Hotel Abu Dhabi
  • 2012 (Leave) Open Studio in the City International of Arts Paris
  • 2008 - The First Rain, Qattan Foundation in cooperation with the French Cultural

                Center  

  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2014
·TRACES Exhibition   Curated by Yasmin Sharabi  in PADICO HOLDING House – Ramallah
             Window into Gaza - Curated by FELIM EGAN  RHA Gallery Ely Place, Dublin
             The playhouse theatre Derry ,   Galway arts Festival , Galway , Belltable arts centre ,
              Limerick , City of Culture - Ireland
  •  2013
  • Art, in the Swiss tower. organization of the Swiss Art gate in United Arab Emirates.
  • The Meal has been made possible with funding from the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
  • 2012
  • (Despite) 16 contemporary Palestinian artist in Rich mix .  organization Art canteen .London
  • Plurielles salle balene . figeac - , Franc
  • Exhibition other worlds - the French Cultural Institute - Gaza
  • 2011
  •  Exhibition "Other Worlds"– France- Jordanie - Palestine
  • Salon Palestinian Jaffa - Jaffa Port
  • Young artists - Birzeit University, Palestine
  • Young Artist Competition - mosaic Room at the Qattan Foundation - London
  • Palestine in the eyes of young artists - Palestine
  • 2010
  • -Participate in the contest young artist (Hassan Hourani) A.M. Qattan Foundation Ramallah
  • -Visual Stories, Eltiqa artists house – Palestine- Gaza
  • -GAZART, Exhibition & Workshop, Eltiqa artists house– Palestine- Gaza
  • -Creative Palestine, Art Sawa, Dubai, UAE
  • -ELTIQA IN RAMALLAH – Sakakini Cultural Center – Ramallah - Palestine
  • 2009
  • -Autumn of ELTIQA in Toulouse, France 2009- White Night in French Cultural Center and Oran, Algeria 2009-White Night in French Cultural Center Gaza Palestine
  • Exhibition and workshop ELTIQA summer - Palestinian Red Crescent Society Gaza

Colours of hope –UNDP JERUSALEM

  • An evelasting memory Windows from gaza
  • Eltiqa exhibition of the Syrian Arab cultural center of Paris
  • Art Rest, PRCS Gaza, Palestine
  • ART OF PALESTAIN BAnk of PALESTAIN -with the French
  • Cultural Center - Gaza and Ramallah
  • ART AUCTION PALESTAIN ART COURT_AL HOASH -JERUSALEM
  • 2008
  • ELTIQA - Galerie Brigitte Graffault, Montauban, Franc
  • ccupied Space, Qattan foundation, London, UK
  • 2007
  • Exhibition Gaza seasons- GENEVA – Switzerland 2007 - white night - French cultural centers 2007 - Special selections from Gaza – France
  • 2006
  • smiles - ALQattan for Children – Gaza
  • 2005

women pioneers - PRCS 2005 - 2006 spring exhibition - Al Aqsa University - Gaza 2005 - workshop entitled "The Art of recycling raw materials " with the Scottish

  • artist "Ross Jursun" - Village of Arts and Crafts
  • 2004
  • photographic and video – Workshop- Palestinian humanitarian 2004 workshop entitled " water colors creations " - with the German artist
  • "Utah Striga
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  • 2003-2004 Technical supervision in the young journalist club 2003 - Shining exhibition for Youth creations - Noor Center
  • 2002
  • Spring Exhibition - The Ministry of Social Affairs
  • 2001
  • Let us live in safe" Rashad Shawa Cultural Center
  • 2012
  • scholarship
    residence in the city of international artists in Paris from June to October 2012

 

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