Hannan Abu-Hussein

Hannan Abu-Hussein investigates the status of women, violence against women, the oppression of women in Arab societies and the integration (or lack thereof) of Arab women in Israeli culture in her work. Born in 1972 in Umm el-Fahem, Abu-Hussein earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy. She studied Education & Arts Institutions Management in the School of Business, Tel Aviv University and received a postgraduate diploma in the Department of Ceramics at the Bezalel Academy. Abu-Hussein has received numerous awards including Israel’s Ministry of Culture Prize in 2014 and Master Teacher Award from the Ministry of Education in 2011. In 2005, Abu-Hussein was the first Arab female artist to win the Ministry of Education’s Young Artist Award. She was named Outstanding Artist twice by the American Israeli Fund, in 2002 and 2000. Abu-Hussein has taught at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Tel-Aviv and, since 1999, as a Senior Instructor at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.