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 Sara Shamma  (1975 - )

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Lived/Active: Syrian Arab Republic      Known for: painting

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Sara Shamma was born in Damascus, Syria, to a family of intellectuals who encouraged her love of painting as a small child, Sara Shamma graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Damascus in 1998. Following graduation, Shamma was invited to join the teaching staff of the Adham Ismail Fine Arts Institute in Damascus, where she taught for three years. Apart from her own practice and involvement in the education of young artists, Shamma has been consistently active in the Syrian art scene. She was a member of the jury for The Annual Exhibition for Syrian Artists held by the Ministry of Culture, Damascus, in 2006. In 2010, Shamma was invited to become the United Nations World Food Programme's Celebrity Partner. Shamma has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Syria, Kuwait, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Australia, the United States, and Spain. She has been the recipient of various regional and international art awards including First Prize (The Golden Medal) in the 2001 Latakia Biennial, Fourth Prize in the 2004 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, and First Prize in Painting at The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, The South Australian Museum, Adelaide, in 2008. Shamma's works can be found in public collections including The National Museum of Damascus, The British Council Collection Damascus, The Spanish Cultural Center Collection, Damascus, and in private collections across the world.

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