HAZEM HARB

Born in 1980 in Gaza, Palestine. Harb completed an MFA at The European Institute of Design, Rome, Italy (2009). 

The artist works in an underlying register, his works primarily concerned with the historical past of his country and its place in the current day. Harb’s use of collage allows him to construct a discourse that did not previously exist or was at least hidden. The artist imbeds old photographs and archival objects within his works, often rare pieces of the past that he cuts and inserts into conceptual compositions. Both the result and the approach relay a hidden story, the use of genuine historical sources summoning the past to the present - a solution proposed by Harb to reaffirm and reestablish the cultural and physical existence of his people.

Amongst his accolades, Harb has been awarded residency at The Delfina Foundation, London; Cite des Arts, Paris; and Satellite, Dubai. In 2008, he was shortlisted for the A.M Qattan Young Artist of The Year award. His work has been collected by numerous institutions, internationally, including: The British Museum, Sharjah Art Foundation, Centre Pompidou, The Oriental Museum (Durham University), Salsali Private Museum, LACMA, Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen, Al Qattan Foundation, and Contemporary Art Platform: CAPKuwait.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

“The Persistence of Memory”, Montoro 12 Contemporary Art, Brussels (2019); “Power Does Not Defeat Memory”, Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen (2019); “The Everlasting Presence of an Excluded Memory”, Art Berlin (2018); “The Invisible Landscape and Concrete Futures”, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai (2015); “Al Baseera”, Athr Gallery, Jeddah (2014); “I Can Imagine You Without Your Home”, Dubai (2012); “Is This Your First Time in Gaza?” The Mosaic Rooms, AM. Qattan Foundation, London (2010); “Passaggio di Tempo”, Luigi Pigorini Museum, Rome (2007).

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Intimate Terrains”, The Palestinian Museum (2019); “Jaou”, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia (2018); “Active Forms”, Sharjah Art Foundation (2018); “El Beit”, Tabari Artspace (2018); “Letters: Fragments of Memory”, Athr Gallery, Abu Dhabi (2018); “Letters”, Athr Gallery, Jeddah (2017); “The Absence of Paths”, Tunisian Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice (2017); “Chers Amis” - MNAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); “Al Haraka Baraka: In Movement There is Blessing”, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2016); “Common Grounds”, Villa Stuck Museum, Munich (2015); “The Written City, Brugge City Hall, Belgium (2015); “A View From Inside”, FotoFest Houston Biennial, Houston, TX (2014); “RCD>PLY>RWD>FFWD>STOP>EJ”, Kashya Hildebrand, London (2014); “Sphere 6”, Galleria Continua, LeMoulin, France (2014).  

 

 

See our exhibition with Hazem Harb