Date of Birth: 19, February 1977
28 rue pasteur, 94200, Ivry sur seine
+ 33 (0)6 31 21 33 70
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Visual artist & Set designer
ONGOING PROJECTS – 2022
July 10-11 – 2022 Set design. Opera. Woman at point zero, Pavaillon Noir, production LOD muziektheater. composer: Bushra El-Turk, director: Laila Soliman, libretto: Stacy Hardy. Aix en Provence. France.
2003-2005 D.P.E.A.Set design Postgraduate diploma, Nantes School of Architecture, France.
2001-2002 Degree in Archeology. The University of Lyon 2, Lyon – France.
1995-2001 Bachelor of Architecture. Damascus University – Syria.
2016 Title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. obtained by the Minister of Culture and Communication for the art installation project entitled WOMEN MEMORIES.
2019-2018 I once entered a garden, (multimedia installation), in collaboration with Chrystèle Khodr, a project supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Middle East, and Al Mawred Culture Resource. Presented at Dar El Nemr in Beirut/ Globe Aroma space, Belgium/ Napoli Teatro Festival, Italy/Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen Netherlands.
2017-2018 Sham, (multimedia installation), in collaboration with Simon Pochet. Supported by MAKISAPA-DOC, in co-production with ESPACE MALRAUX, Scène Nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie. A project supported by the ONDA, and the atelier des artistes en exils (aa-e). Presented at the Espace Malraux, national stage, Chambéry/ Musée of the history of immigration, the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris.
2013-2014-2015 WOMEN MEMORIES, (multimedia installation), in collaboration with Simon Pochet and Wael Ali. Supported by the British Council, Ettijahat, Young Arab Theatre Fund, and Inediz. Presented at Confluence, Paris/ festival «C’est comme ça», Chateau Thierry/ Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, Netherlands/ Mousonturm Frankfurt.
2013 -2014 Message to Syria, (multimedia installation), in collaboration with Géraldine Kouzan, Project supported by the Île de France region, presented at ICI Montreuil, Paris.
2009 Massar’s Bus, (installation), Trust Foundation, The Syria Trust for Development Old Damascus Fair, Syria.
2022 Woman at point zero, (set design & Video). Opera. Composition by Bushra El-Turk, direction by Laila Soliman, libretto by Stacy Hardy. Production LOD muziektheater. Pavaillon Noir, Aix en Provence.
2021 Mandela, from the veld to the presidency, (set design). Theater. Adapted by Olivia Burton and Xavier Marchand, directed by Xavier Marchand, Lanicolacheur. La Fonderie, Le Mans/ MC93, Ile de France/ Théâtre du Bois de l’Aune, Aix-en-Provence/ Théâtre Joliette, Marseille/ Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, France.
2020-2021 Turing point, (set design & costume). Dance. Directed by Nancy Naous. Company 4120.BODY. L’Etoile du Nord, Paris/ Neuf Neuf Festival -L’Escale, Tournefeuille/ Kaaitheater, Brussels.
2019-2020 Damascus 2045, (set design & costume). Theater. Text by Mohammad Al Attar. Directed by Omar Abusadaa. The performance was supported and presented at the Powszechny Theater in Warsaw, as part of the Atlas of Transitions program. A new version was supported and presented at Theater Freiburg, Germany.
2019 Under a low sky, (set design & costume). Theater. Text & Directed by Waël Ali . Supported by the European Commission within the framework of the Creative Europe program. Les Bancs Publics is the leader of the Performances Beyond Two Shores project. Presented At Friche belle de Mai, Marseille. Bozar, Brussels.
2018 The Factoy, (set design & masks). Theatre. Text by Mohammad Al Attar. directed by Omar Abusadaa, Volksbühne, Berlin/ Onassis Cultural Center, Athens/ Kampnagel, Hamburg.
2017-2018 Temporary stay, (set design). Theater. Directed by Wael Ali & Chrystèle Khodr, Les Subsistances, Lyon/ La Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille/ Théâtre de la Vignette, Montepellier/ Théâtre Jean Vilar, Ile de France/ KaaiStudio, Brussels.
2018-2019 Aleppo, a portrait of Absence, (set design).Theater. Text by Mohammad Al Attar, directed by Omar Abusadaa, HKV, Berlin/ Zurcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich.
2017-2018 Iphigenia, (set design & costume), Theatre. Text by Mohammad Al Attar, directed by Omar Abusadaa. Volksbühne, Berlin.
2016-2017 While I was waiting, (set design & costume). Theater. Text by Mohammad Al Attar, directed by Omar Abusadaa. Festival d’Avignon (IN), France/ Festival d’Automne, Paris/ Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, Japan.
2014-2015 I don’t remember, (set design). Theater, Text, and Directed by Wael Ali. Tournesol Theater, Beirut/ Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin/ Maison d’Europe Et d’Orient, Paris.
2013 The Trojan Women, (set design & costume). Theater. Directed by Omar Abusadaa. National Centre for Culture and Performing Arts, Jordan/ The European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva.
2013 Intimacy, (set design & costume). Theater. Text by Mohammad Al Attar. Directed by Omar Abousaada, produced by Theaterformen and A Shakal Alwan Festival. Performed in Beirut –Babal Theatre, and Hannover Festival Theaterformen.
2012 Could you please look into the camera? (set design & costume). Theater. Text by Mohammad Al Attar, directed by Omar Abusadaa. Dossan Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.
2011 Opera: la nosse de Figaro, (set design), Opera. Directed by Christian Daumas, Conductor: Julius Kalmar And Missak Baghboudarian, Damascus Opera House, Syria.
2022 Sunday morning, Video of 6’07. Memorial to Beirut.
2014 Missing Sky, Video – Stop motion technique of 2’27. Produced in partnership with Mohamad Omran. Produced by the British Council, Young Arab Theatre Fund, and Inediz production. Broadcast on Arte.Concert.tv
Sep-Dec/2020 The Living Collections of the IMA | Shared Memories. Photos and Lemand Donation. Presented at the Arab World Institute, Paris.
Jan-June/2019 Where is the home of my friend? The home of the arts, center of contemporary art of Malakoff, Ile de France.
Sep-Oct/2019 Three witnesses of the Syrian contemporary art. Association Cluny-Chemin- d’Europe, presented at the Victor Duruy room, Cluny, France
Nov/2019 FROM FLOOD TO FLIGHT; MYTHS, SONGS AND OTHER STORIES. Exhibition created by Elena Sorokina, Galerie Premier Regard, Paris.
Jan-Mar/2019 Stateless: Views of Global Migration. The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA.
Nov-Dec/2018 Portes ouvertes sur l’art contemporain Syrien. Galerie Premier Regard, Paris.
Feb/2015 Syria Third Space. Exhibition created by the Alma Salem, the British Council, London.
June/2006 Kesset Mawt Najeeb Brax. In collaboration with the Grid Iron group, Beirut, Lebanon.
2010 Day of photography, ( Exhibition design). French Cultural Center. Damascus.
2009 Minha. (stage design). Concert of Ziad Al Rahbai. Citadel of Damascus.
2008 Sandouk Al Kar. (conception, direction & design of the street performance), a project supported by the festival Damascus, capital of the Arab culture 2008.
2011 Al-Ashek, Directed by Abd Allatif Aabd AlHamid, National Film Organization, Syria.
2009 Rodaj, Directed by Nidal Al-Dibs, Orbit channel station, Syria.
2008 Khaberni Ya Teir, (short film). Directed by Sewar Zarkli, a Judges award-winning of Damascus Film Festival, National Film Organization, Syria.
2007 Monologue, (short film). Directed by Jood Sa’eed, (Silver Prize in the Damascus Film Festival), National Film Organization, Syria.
2010-2006 Architect and set designer at Damascus Opera House, Syria.
2002- 2006 Employee as an architect at the General Directorate of Archeology and Museums, Syria.
2021-2022 Jury member of the final report: Learning & Evaluation Ettijahat 2030. Ettijahat- Independent Culture organisation.
2011-2012 Creation of art through the use of cement, (interactive workshops for children 6-12 years), in coordination with the Art&Work workshop, Damascus.
2010 Trainer and group leader for the project, Interactive Theater in Syrian Public Schools, funded by DROSOS, Switzerland, supervised by Rawafed, TRUST Foundation (The Syrian Trust For Development), Damascus.
2007 Instructor at the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, Damascus
LANGUAGES & SOFTWARE
Arabic: mother tongue, French: Excellent, English: Good.
Software (AutoCAD / Photoshop / Sketch up/ Microsoft Office / In-Design).