Maha Al Daya

maha el daya

Khlidah, 121 x 92 cm, Oil on Canvas, 2014.



In ‘Khlidah’, Maha Al Daya presents us with a typical Palestinian embroidered purse and reflects on the importance that embroidery plays in Palestinian culture and the lives of Palestinian women; their resulting work often passed down through generations.


Born in Gaza in 1976, Maha Al Daya holds a degree in Political Science from Al Azhar University,  Gaza. She has taken part in artist residency programs through the Qattan Foundation, Ramallah as well as Dar Al Funun, Amman.

Notable Exhibitions:

  • ‘Places’ French Institute of Jerusalem, Chateaubriand, Ramallah , Nablus , Gaza, Bethlehem (2012)
  • ‘The Earth’ ,Cité International des Arts, Paris (2012)
  • ‘Tribute to Palestinian Women in Gaza’, CCF, Gaza (2007)
  • Scenes at Bethlehem Peace Centre, Qattan Foundation, Ramallah (2006)
  • Khalil Sakakini Centre, Ramallah (2006).
  • ‘Artrest’ the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Gaza
  • ‘Traces of War in Gaza’, CCF, Gaza
  • ‘How Gaza Became a Rich Canvas for Palestinian Art, Donald Macintyre, Paris
  • Arcadia Place, Eltiqa Gallery, Paris (2008)
  • ‘Nuite Blanche’, Goethe Institute, Ramallah (2008)
  • Trans4m Orchestra, Al Housh Gallery, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Nablus, Gaza, Berlin (2007)
  • ‘Nuit Blanche’, CCF, Gaza (2006/ 2007)
  • ‘Cycle’, Birzeit University (2007)
  • ‘Cycle’, Al Housh Gallery, Jerusalem (2007)
  • ‘Colours of Hope’, UNDP Jerusalem (2005/2006)
  • ‘Things Unforgettable’, UNDP Jerusalem (2004)
  • ‘Fine Artists From Gaza’, Birzeit University (2004)
  • ‘Iraqi/ Palestinian’, Minnesota, USA (2003)
  • Students of the Summer Academy, Suha Shoman Institute, Dar Al Funun (2002)
  • ‘Palestine, A Dream Come True’, Gaza Governate, Gaza (2002)
  • ‘Outlook’, YMCA, Gaza (2001)
  • ‘We Will’, Palestinian Red Cross, Gaza (2001)
  • ‘Shades of the Intifada’, Arts and Craft Village, Gaza (2000)



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