Artist: Tayseer Barakat
Born in Gaza in Jabalia Camp, Mr. Barakat holds a B.A in Oil Painting from the College of Fine Arts in Alexandria, Egypt. He was a member of the 1980’s pioneering artists group known as New Vision, which made use of local mediums such as straw, clay, henna, leather, etc. in works of art. He is also a founding member of the Jerusalem Wasiti Art Center. In 1998, he founded the Ziryab Café/Art gallery in Ramallah, and is also a founding member of the International Academy of Arts in Ramallah.