Rima Almoyyazen (b. 1977), born in Damascus, holds a BFA from Arafat University in Gaza (1999) and an MA in Design from Helwan University in Cairo (2008). A scholar as well as an artist, her Master’s thesis examined the use of ancient Canaanite symbols in contemporary Palestinian visual art. She has had multiple solo exhibitions across the Middle East and in Europe, and participated in many regional and international group exhibitions and workshops in France, the United States, London, Dubai, Amman, and Cairo, among other places. Her works are in museum and private collections globally. From 2009 to 2011, she headed the culture and arts section of the media center of the Embassy of the Occupied Palestinian Territories in Cairo. Earlier, she spent four years (2002-06) as Deputy Director of the Children's Culture desk at the Ministry of Culture in Palestine.