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Elia Baene

Likhia Matani

Ahmad Kenan

Kazmuz Munir

Salam Munir Dhiab

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Elia Baene

Artist Elia Baini - Head of the Artistic Committee in Ibdaa
He was born in Haifa and lives in Abu Sinan. One of the founders of the “Ibdaa” association, and president of the association for several years, a member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors in Israel, he graduated from the Art Department of Western Galilee College and Ornim College. He works in a zinc etching studio in Kafr Yasif. He started by holding solo exhibitions first in Haifa, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Ashdot Yaakov, Kiryat Bialik, and Nahariya.

His artworks and sculptures are on permanent display in Tiberias, Degania, Kiryat Shmona, Haifa, Umm al-Fahm, Jules, Petah Tikva, Ibdaa Kafr Yasif, Tel Fares, Golan Heights and Kafr Qasim.

It was shown in joint exhibitions in Kafr Yasif, Haifa, Doha in Qatar, Tel Aviv, Umm al-Fahm, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Majdal Shams, Mainz in Germany, with 50 countries in Haifa Municipality, Jerusalem, Givatayim Theater, Ginosar, Tiberias, New York in America. , Munich in Germany, Ginosar, Beersheba, Nahariya, Paris in France, Qalansuwa, Taybeh, Baqa al-Gharbiyye, Zeb, Ein Afik, Ashdod, and Tulkarm.

Organizer and participant in art fairs and festivals in Beit Jinn, Ginosar, Tiberias, Baqaata in the Golan, Kafr Yasif, Eilaboun, Abu Sinan, Sajour, Deir Hanna, and Maghar.

Likhia Matani

She was born in 1961 in Waiaquil, Ecuador. She has lived in Israel since 1986 in the Triangle hood. She studied interior design at the Technical University of Quito. Then she studied painting and ceramics at the Kalmanya College in Kfar Saba. She received a Senior Qualifying Art Instructor Certification from Beth Berl College. Lechia has been a member of Ibdaa since 1997 and has been a member of the Art Department for several years.

In 2011, she joined the Cicla Association of South American Artists in Israel. She participated in dozens of solo and group exhibitions in the country. She organized and participated in the organization of wall paintings and mosaics in various places in the country, and in international fairs and festivals in Israel and abroad such as Germany, France, Palestine, Egypt, South Korea, Vietnam, Italy and Ecuador.

Lichia began her career as realistic paintings of nature and soon switched to modern art. Her paintings are of a special nature about the development of the Arab society in which she lives, and she longs for her country of origin - Ecuador. The motifs often repeated in her paintings are cities, women, and symbols from Ecuador.

Ahmad Kenan

Ahmed Kanaan was born in 1965 in the city of Tamra. He studied art at Khalil Rayan's studio and then at the Betsalel Academy of Fine Arts in Jerusalem. He specialized in museology at Tel Aviv University, and studied art marketing at the Arab Cultural Association in Haifa. He joined Ibdaa in 1998. He has artworks in public and private collections in many countries of the world. He received several grants and prizes from the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education and Mifal Habayes. His catalogs: plastic works 1989-2002. "The Knight" in 2008. Ahmed Kanaan - Statues in 2011. Selected paintings from 2006 - 2015 in 2016.

Ahmed presented many art exhibitions along with a group of memorials that mimicked the Canaanite myth and Canaanite sculpture, as he was interested in studying the Canaanite civilization, researching its historical roots, especially since his name refers to this civilization, and he completed his first statue “Refugees” in 2016 from wood eucalyptus 300/80/60 cm. As for the second statue: Houses and Wings, stone production in 2012, Culture and Science Forum - Dubai, UAE 80/100/300 cm, and he completed a group of stone carvings whose main theme is the domed Palestinian house. In his sculptures, the houses are sometimes carried on a human head or several heads, and sometimes they are carried on the back of a winged human being, such as the monument in Shfaram. The third statue: Resurrection. 2012 production iron. From the collections of the open-air museum. Industrial Park, Omer Negev.

Ahmed's style is characterized by deconstruction, synthesis, and the use of interlacing. That is, taking the whole and turning it into more than the sum of all its parts. The process that Ahmed developed contains a flat surface from which the details were cut out and melted again to form another work of art. In this type of artwork, the decoration becomes a hypothesis. The design principle expresses the intellectual content of the work. As for the truncation, it is like melting the details into one block to be the expression that the artist himself wanted.

Kazmuz Munir

The artist, Munir Qazmouz, from Acre, is a graduate of the WIZO Canada Institute of Graphic Design - Haifa.
His artworks are in the fields of drawing, graphic design and photography. Member of the Ibdaa Association for Arab Plastic Artists in the country.

In the past, he worked as a director of exhibitions for several years at Al-Yatir Al-Akiya Association, director of the graphic design department in Kol Al-Arab newspaper. Nazareth, a lecturer at St. Elias Iblin College, Department of Graphics Engineering, a teacher at Smarttech College of Nazareth and Baqa Graphica College. He currently works as Director of the Kozmouz Office for Graphic Design and Media and a photography instructor at the Acre Arts and Technology Center.

Among the joint exhibitions in which he participated: 1982 Exhibition of Fine Art Club Emil Touma Acre, 1984 Exhibition of Plastic Art in Beit Dado Acre, 1987 Exhibition of Fine Arts First Orthodox Scout Acre, 1987 Acre Exhibition of Painting Friendship Club, 2004 Exhibition of Akeen Artists in the House of Akko, 2005 in Arabic An exhibition of Arabic calligraphy, Tamra Gallery, an exhibition of Akain artists, Al-Manara School, Acre, 2006, An exhibition of names of graphic design, the Orthodox Scout, Ramah, 2018 International “Observation Points” exhibition, at Ibdaa Kafr Yasif Gallery and the Arts and Technology Center in Acre, Tawasul Exhibition in Ramallah

Among the individual exhibitions: 1992 An exhibition of drawing and painting, Tarshiha Community Center, 1992 An exhibition of drawing, photography and graphics at the Dar Al-Aswar Foundation, Acre, 1997 An exhibition of Black and White Stone, photography and graphic design, The Arab Jewish Center, Acre, 2004 An exhibition of Asmaa graphic design, Al Bait Al Akki, 2004 An exhibition of graphic design names, Gallery Fattoush Haifa, 2014 Sunset exhibition at the Masharid Festival, Acre, 2015 Sunset exhibition Photography, Gallery of Acre Municipality, 2016 Sunset exhibition Photography Gallery, Ibdaa Kafr Yasif Association, 2018 Sunset exhibition at Al-Fanar Forum, Acre, 2019 “Back to the Past” exhibition Photography, at Gallery Creativity by Kfaryasif.

Salam Munir Dhiab

The artist, Salam Mounir Diab, was born in the city of Tamra. He was a student of the artist Ibrahim Youssef Hegazy. He completed secondary school at Mar Elias College in Iblin. His works are distinguished by the transparency of colors, especially acrylic on wood and canvas.

His works express the hopes, dreams, concerns and pain of global suffering, especially the Palestinian people. He participated in many exhibitions locally and internationally, and won financial and appreciation awards. His artworks are in various personal collections in the country, and in: France, America, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and England.

He obtained the first title in 2002 in art and art education with distinction, as well as the second title in 2010 in art and art education with distinction in the final thesis: “The Status of Art Teaching in the Arab Community, Tamra as a Representative Case”, from the Academic College of Education in Oranim.

He worked for 12 years as an art teacher in the Ministry of Education, a guide for designing the educational environment, a lecturer for arts at the Education Staff Development Centers, and a lecturer for arts at the Academic College of Education in Oranim. Since 2001 an active member of Ibdaa Association. He has multiple solo and group exhibitions, is an organizer of festivals and fairs, and is a recipient of awards and scholarships in the country and abroad.

He has published three art books: “Hanifa” 2012 for his artworks, “Juhayna” 2017 for the works of artist Juhaina Habibi-Kandalaft, and “Artists from Tamra” 2017 and is working on publishing the book “80 Years of Photography in Tamra”. Since 2013, he has been Deputy Director of the Regional Center for the Development of Education Staff in Majd al-Krum.