CV

RABIA SALFITI

b.: 9 March 1979, Shefa ‘Amr) | address: 135/10 Al Mashrik 20200 Shefa ‘Amr

m: +972542503071 | email: neroopa8@gmail.com | website: http://www.rabiasalfiti.com 

 

EDUCATION

2009 – 2015         Bachelor of Education and Design, Photography and Education

WIZO Academy of Design and Education, Haifa

2007 – 2008            Philosophy Studies

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

1999 – 2002 Diploma, Interior Design

L’Instituto per l’Arte e il Restauro, Palazzo Spinelli, Firenze, Italy

1993 – 1996            High School Diploma

Catholic High School, Shefa ‘Amr

EXHIBITIONS

2015              Dialogues, group exhibition at South Tel Aviv Gallery

(curated by Rabia Salfiti and Nofar Hasson)

2014               Holy Balance, Wisdom of Crowds group exhibition at Beit Ha-Gefen Gallery (curated by Yeala Hazut and Rula Khoury)

2014               White Noise, group exhibition at the Arab Culture Centre, Qalandiya International Biennale Haifa (curated by: Rula Khoury)

2014           Intifada 87, Video Installation, group exhibition at Khalil Sakakini Centre, Qalandiya International Biennale Ramallah (curated by: Rula Khoury)

2014           The Pilgrimage, final project exhibition, WIZO Academy of Design and Education (curated by Rabia Salfiti)

2012           Self-Portraits, Extraction Point, group exhibition at Beit Ha-Gefen Gallery (curated by: Rula Khoury)

2011           Holiness in Crisis, group exhibition at Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv (curated by: Rula Khoury) 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2016           Production Designer

         Feature film production, “Personal Affairs”

Directed by: Maha Abu-Assal

2015           Art Director

Feature film production “The Idol”

Directed by: Hany Abu-Asad

2014           Cinematographer

Promotional film production, “Looking for Palestine”

Directed by: Fernando Jose Romero Forsthuber

2014           Cinematographer

Music video, “In the Arms of Occupation” by Fish Samak

2013           Cinematographer

Documentary film production, “From Al-Araqib to Susiya”

For the Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Haifa

2013           Camera Technician

Feature film production: “Three Sisters”, Haifa

Directed by: Suha Arraf

2013           Cinematographer

                  Promotional film production, “Three Sisters: Behind the Scenes”, Haifa

2013           Set Dresser

Feature film production: “Omar”, Nazareth

Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad

2011           Assistant Camera Technician

Feature film: “Inheritance”, Haifa

Directed by: Hiam Abbas

2010 – 2011 Freelance Photographer

 Based in Haifa

2010 – 2011 Mentor, Community Program for Children

Utilized the teaching of photography as a tool for working with deaf-mute children

“Perah”, Haifa

2010 – 2011 Instructional Aide, WIZO Education Course

Position required experience in photography and working with adolescents afflicted by mental health issues

WIZO Academy of Design and Education, Haifa

2008 – 2009         Freelance Interior Design, Coffee House

Designed coffee house interior and aided in construction and management

Awt Café Shefa ‘Amr

2003 – 2005         Photographer and Salesperson

Medrano Circus, travelled with the company to shows in Greece, Turkey and Israel

SKILLS

  • Refined skill in documentary photography and film honed from over 10 years of experience
  • Proficient in post-processing software including: Photoshop CS6, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Final Cut Pro, Cinema 4D
  • Highly effective working independently and collaboratively
  • Practiced abilities in skills trade, namely tailoring, carpentry, painting and restoration
  • High level fluency in Arabic (native-speaking), Italian, English and Hebrew