Exhibitions and symposiums
2015 ARTmART exhibition, Künstlerhause, Vienna, Austria.
2014 Agafi symposium, Meridien Hotel, Lattakia, Syria.
Syria You Are The Most Beautiful symposium, Tartos Cornice, Tartos, Syria, (Artist Assistant).
Damascus citadel exhibition, Damascus citadel, Damascus, Syria.
The Spring exhibition, Al Riwaq Hall, Damascus, Syria.
2013 The Youth symposium, Damascus citadel, Damascus, Syria, (Artist Assistant).
2016 What is Sculpture? workshop for children, Marie-Jahoda school, Vienna, Austria
2016 Mo.ë gallery auction, Thelemangasse, Vienna, Austria.
I wanted to be a sculptor; it is a passion that has grown with me since I was a child when I would visit sculpture symposiums with my father.
In 2012, I began studying sculpture at the Technical Institute of Applied Art in Damascus, Syria. My professor Ibrahim Alawad was a great influence at this time as he taught me how create harmony in my works. After two years I achieved the top ranking in the department and received the Diploma of Applied Art. Because of my success in the institute I was invited to continue studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts. I practiced in real workshops and enjoyed experimenting with different materials and tools. During this time I also participated in sculpture symposiums, exhibitions, and projects with some interior designers. At the end of 2014 I left Damascus for Istanbul to avoid being forced into the war in Syria.
In Turkey I spent my time structuring my goals, improving my skills and working whatever freelance jobs I could find with art. I could not imagine working away from art; it is my profession, my purpose, my way to deliver my message and to reach all of my aims. Before leaving Turkey I created JustArt with the intention of collaborating with other young artists and making a business of art.
In October of 2015 I arrived in Vienna as a refugee with nearly nothing. After 40 days of making connections and searching for workspace, I was invited to participate in ARTmART exhibition at Künstlerhaus. Mo.ë gallery provided me space in their atelier to prepare my pieces for the exhibition. My lack of materials and tools inspired a new creative idea.
The spectrum of human emotions fascinates me. What pushes us to keep moving forward? As humans we endure suffering and seek the comfort of others.
My artwork expresses an exploration of human emotions through my subconscious use of shaping, curves, edges, and textures, with which my aim is to create harmony for the eyes of the receiver.
Since living in Vienna I have been creating many artworks using metal forming and adding my new creative idea that I developed when preparing for the ARTmART exhibition. The only material available was electric wire which I wrapped to create figures to express my ideas about human emotions in different stages of life. I burned the plastic lining to express the suffering of human life which is represented in the resulting texture. The exposed wire represents the strength and power of the human in response to hardships and suffering.