About Randa Maddah
Creating work about her village in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, Syrian artist Randa Maddah works with memory, exile and ideas of homeland, explaining: "Those in search of themselves often cannot remember what was there before their countries were destroyed. All that remains is brittle flakes of debris invading the lacunae of their memory.”
Born in Majdal Shams, Randa Maddah (1983) studied at the Adham Ismail Center and graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts Damascus University. She expresses herself through several media, from drawing and painting to film and video, frequently focusing on depictions of bodies and landscapes that have been warped by the weight of experience and are heavy with their psychological burdens.
Randa Maddah’s solo and group shows have included exhibitions at Europia Gallery, Paris; Gallery One, Ramallah; Espace Commines, Paris; and Faux Mouvement Centre d’art contemporain, Metz. She has participated in Palest’In & Out Festival in Paris and Morocco. Maddah was named one of the AM Qattan Foundation’s 12 Young Artists of the Year and was awarded the Prize for Excellence/International Grand Prize at The International TAKIFUJI Art Award, Tokyo.