Born in 1947, Birzeit, Palestine, Sliman Mansour studied Fine Art at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. In 1998, he was honoured with the Palestine Prize for the Visual Arts at the Cairo Biennial. Mansour’s main inspiration is the olive tree, and his main focus has been the theme of land since 1970. His recent work is centred on the individual figure. His aim is to portray the different states of exhausting anticipation or loss that result from his own experience of living under the occupation.
2011 Art Palestine, Meem Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2011 Sliman Mansour: Terrains of Belonging, retrospective at al-Hoash, Jerusalem
2010 Contemporary Graphic Art from the Arab World, Nabad Gallery, Amman, Jordan