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Vera Tamari

Vera Tamari
helaneh’s curtain

Past Exhibitions

Vera Tamari


Helaneh’s Curtain
Installation, 2007

Born in Jerusalem, Vera Tamari is a visual artist, Islamic art historian, art educator and curator. She received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Beirut  College for Women in 1966. She specialized in ceramics at the Istituto Statale d’Arte per la Ceramica in Florence, Italy in 1974 and obtained an M. Phil. Degree in Islamic Art and Architecture from the University of Oxford in 1984. She served for more than two decades as professor of Islamic Art and Architecture and Art History at Birzeit University, where she also founded and directed the Virtual Gallery and the Birzeit University Museum between 2005 and 2010. There she conceived the Cities Exhibition series, curating and co-curating  three of its editions (2009-2012). Tamari is actively involved in the promotion of art and culture in Palestine and serves as advisor and member to numerous institutions and cultural boards namely for Riwaq and is a member of the Academic Committee at the International Art Academy –Palestine. She served as jury member for YAYA (Young Artists Award organized by the Abdel Muhsin Qattan Foundation) and AFAC (Arab Foundation for Art and Culture).
As artist she specializes in ceramic sculpture and conceptual art and has exhibited widely since 1974 in Palestine, the Arab World, Europe, the UK, Japan and the USA.