About.

Mixed media artist from the city of Haifa. Started his career as a commercial product designer and sign designer, and later majored in photography, history of art, painting, basic design and graphic design during his 4 years of studies in Tiltan College (2010). He went on to Glitz school of photography (2012) for geographical photography. At the end of 2012, Gannam was awarded a three-year residency scholarship by the municipality of Haifa and Beit Ha-Gefen. 

During this residency, Gannam’s studio was located in downtown Haifa, which sparked his interest in creating historical work, while documenting the old city of Haifa. Since then he has been working closely with the local community in an effort to shed light over their narrative and the accompanying consequences of gentrification on their neighbourhoods.​ This led him to explore his work through ethnographic and history research, which affects his art as a photographer until this day. By employing the idea that photography and graphic design can be used as tools of recording one’s voice, he manages to create his own language of ethnographic photography.

Gannam confronts national and social identities through projects of photography and digital artwork which revolve around social structures and the main issues facing identities in a conflicted environment. His work creates a multi layered space where the digital world and historical narratives collide. Specialised in different digital media and deeply connected to the exotic history and diverse background of every story he explores, Gannam will always try to connect two different worlds in every image

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About Nafas.

NAFAS was created in 2015 as the commercial branch of the artist’s studio. We offer creative solutions to individuals and companies. We work with a wide range of industries and sectors, offering a variety of commercial productions, web design and graphic design. In addition, our website offers prints and other media with our unique signature designs.

CV.

EDUCATION
 
  • Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (2018-2020)
Master's degree studies in art (MFA)
  • International Academy of Art Palestine (2014)
Design Yourself and Funky Business Workshops 
  • Glitz School of Photography (2012)
Geographical Photography Course
  • Tiltan College of Visual Design and Communication (2006- 2010)
B.A. in Basic Design, History of Art, Photography, and Studio Photography

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2015
Downtowners; Haifa City Museum, Haifa.
Laws of motion; Fattoush Gallery, Haifa.
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Graduate Exhibition; Untitled 2020, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel-Aviv.

2019
Sick Fireflies and Lightnings in Jar; Banakil 2019,Petah-Tikva Museum of Art
Imaginatorium; New Window 2018, 9th BIGSAS Festival, Bayreuth Germany.
MAKABIS; Hummus 2015, Al-Markaz, Contemporary art gallery, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Design Week 2018; HAT NAFAS Performance, Best-Hansin, Jerusalem.
ZAMAL زَمَل; Untitled Stairs, First Year MFA part of white cube course Bezalel MFA, Tel-Aviv.

2018
1948; How I Wish, Haifa City Museum, Haifa.
Small Sanctuary; Abu Kalibt, Bezalel MFA, Tel-Aviv.
MANOFFIM JERUSALEM COTEMPRARY ART FESTIVAL; Untiteld Wall 2018, van leer, Jerusalem.
Yuaad The Research and Learning Space about Palestinian Culture in Haifa; ROVA, Bet Hagefen, Haifa.
The Magic Kingdom; ARAK 2018 | Tragedy, Uri and Rami Museum, Ein-Harod.
What is Pyramida Doing Here?; PTSD, Pyramida International Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa.
 
2017
Self Collecting; Selfie Portrait, Bet Hagefen, Haifa.

2016
The People of the Sea; Untitled Sea, Arab Culture Center, Haifa.
Suspended Accounts; Wad el Nesnas, A.M Qattan Foundation (YAYA 2014), The Mosaic Rooms, LONDON - 2014 at Qalandiya international festival 2014, Ramallah.
 
2015
Walls Interrupted; Cinema Star, Bet Hagefen, Haifa.
Connections; backstreet, Hasoka, Haifa.
The Palestinian Photography; DOGAY Grant 2015 Turkey Sinop; The Arab Culture Association, Haifa.
 
2014
Suspended Accounts; Wad el Nesnas, A.M Qattan Foundation(YAYA 2014), Ramallah.
The Wisdom of Crowds; Complaining Container, Bet Hagefen, Haifa.
Rendez Vous; Who Are You Local War Photographer?, Hourva Artists, Haifa.
Bread and Roses #8; Kastiel Design, Tel-Aviv.
 
2013
Open Studio; Showcase Bet Hagefen, Haifa.
xY Chromo zone; Old Man, Haifa City Museum, Haifa.
 
2012
The White Layla; Levontin 7, Tel-Aviv.