Rana Bishara was born in Tarsheha, the Galilee in 1971. After her BA in painting, women’s studies and philosophy at Haifa University, she received her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, USA.
Rana Bishara’s body of work includes sculpture, installation, and performance art. Her artwork deals with issues such as the Palestinian Nakba, the Israeli occupation and a sustained critique of bias in the Western media’s depiction of the Palestinian struggle for liberation. She teaches visual art at the Honors College.
She has exhibited in the Middle East, Europe and the USA. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Fine Arts and Darat Al Funun in Amman, Jordan; and the Art/Omi International Arts Centre, New York. She lives and works in Jerusalem.