Sulafa Hijazi

Born in Damascus, Sulafa Hijazi is a Visual artist, Director, and Producer based in Berlin.
She studied at the Higher Institute of the dramatic arts in Syria where she majored in dramatic studies, and at the Städelschule Art Academy in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, at the class of Judith Hopf.
In addition to her artwork, Hijazi began her professional career since 1997 as a writer and director of animation TV series and other film and media production, with a particular focus on children education and social development. In addition, she was a member of the founding team of Spacetoon 'the first free Arabic satellite channel for kids', and a board member of CIFEJ International Center of Films for Children and Young People since 2012. 
Hijazi has received more than 12 awards for her work, among them the golden prize in (Hollywood, Russia, India, Cairo, Iran..) for her latest feature animation The Jasmine Birds. 
At the beginning of 2010 she established Blue.dar, a digital art production house, started between Damascus and Beirut and it is based now in Berlin-Germany. Blue.dar linked with a network of international experts including artists, writers, researchers, educators, and animators. 

Hijazi’s artworks and illustrations have been exhibited in several galleries in Europe and featured in social media newspapers and internet websites. In addition, some of her artwork has been collected from the British Museum in Londo, Barjeell Art Foundation in Sharjah, and International Media Support (IMS) In Copenhagen.