Banaz Jacob ( 09-Dec-1987 ) born in Erbil, Kurdistan of Iraq.  On her eleventh she moved  to  The Netherlands  where she currently works and lives in Haarlem. She is an surrealism art painter and photographer.


As a very small child she began to drawing, that she don’t know at what age it started exactly.  At age of ten she won second price  of International Children’s Day exhibition.

In her work ‘emotions,fantasy, body’ are the master, in addition seeking for identity, woman, human body, oppression and freedom. The work often arises spontaneously and unconsciously.

Banaz has attended various formal trainings in the art sector, AV production photographer, whereupon the academy of art. However, she never believed in studies in the art or creativity, but in the pure talent and the sense of artist itself.