b. 1947 in Birzeit, Palestine.
Sliman Mansour graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a BFA in 1970. Considered
one of the most distinguished Palestinian artists, Mansour’s work evokes the political struggle and daily
hardships that characterise life in the region.
Mansour has been an active member of the Palestinian art scene, heading up the League of Palestinian
Artists from 1986 to 1990. He co-founded the Al-Wasiti Art Center in East Jerusalem, serving as its
director from 1995 to 1996. Mansour also played key roles in the establishment of the International
Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah and the University Art Center in East Jerusalem.
Solo exhibitions include Terrains of Belonging, Alhoush Gallery, Jerusalem (2011); Sketches, Almamal
Gallery, Jerusalem (2007); The Fabric of Memory, Sharjah Museum, UAE (2003); I Ismael, Cairo Biennial,
Egypt (1998); Roots, United Nations, USA (1992); and Sliman Mansour, Gallery 79, Palestine (1981).
In 1998, he was awarded the Grand Nile Prize at the 7th Cairo Biennial and the Palestinian Prize for