Shada Safadi is a visual artist born in Majdal Shams in the occupied Golan Heights. In 2005 she graduated from the faculty of Fine Art at the University of Damascus in Syria. Safadi won the 3rd prize in the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year Award for her series of paintings, In the Presence of the Crow in 2008. Her work has been a part of a number of group exhibitions in Syria, Palestine, Sweden and the UK including “Fragile Bodies” in the Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation in London (2009), and Khalil Sakakini Center’s Open Studio Program (2009 and 2010), “Golan Spring” in the French Cultural Center in Jerusalem (2012), Golamea project in Gallery Konsthögskolan in Sweden (2013), and she began her participation in the Syrian Cultural Caravan in 2014. She also participated in “Cité internationale des arts” art residency in Paris, France (2014). She is a founder member of Fateh Al Mudarris Center of Arts and Culture.