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Fadi al-Hamwi (b.1986, Damascus, Syria) lives and works in Berlin.
He studied oil and mural painting at the Damascus Academy of Fine Arts (2006-2010). Al-Hamwi’s practice exists across painting, sculpture, installation and performance.

Al-Hamwi concerns himself with lending physical shape to the human experience of war, His practice began investigating the latent violence in societal constructs and evolved as actual violence began to take place around him in Damascus in 2011. He explores the relationship between dormant and actualised expressions of violence and desire, as well as the dialogue between construction and destruction and revealing a deeply personal/social process of reckoning.
Al-Hamwi has exhibited widely in the Middle East, Europe and Canada.
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Selected Exhibitions:
2020- bis hierher und nicht weiter, Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin.
- Sugar Forever Performance installation, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Alfred-Scholz-Platz, Berlin.
2019- Lost in translation, De Warande Expo, (Sugar forever, Performance), Turnhout, Belgium.
- Sugar forever, Performance installation, Journey of Belonging II, CAA Berlin, Germany.
- While You Were Sleeping II, Duo exhibition, at CAP Kuwait, Kuwait.
- Behind the Lines , Campbell River Art Gallery, BC, Canada.
2018- Solo booth, East of Elsewhere at The Others Fair, Turin, Italy.
- While You Were Sleeping, 2 person show, East of Elsewhere at Vardaxoglou, London, UK.
2017- Journey of Belonging , CAA Berlin, Positions Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
- Bucharest Art Week , Palatal Stirbei, Bucharest, Romania.
- Mosaik Syrien collective show at Gut Altenkamp Museum, Papenburg, Germany.
- L’Art en Mouvement , Nice Solidair du Monde, Nice, France.
- 100 Masterpieces of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art, Institut du Monde Arabe and Barjeel Art Foundation,
2016- Vacancies, Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany.
- Behind the lines: Contemporary Art from Syria , Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, British Colombia, Canada.
2015- Syrian Video Art, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Syria off frame , Venice biennale, Venice, Italy.
- NordArt 2015 , Germany.
Auszeichnungen / Preise: 
2020 - "Weltoffenes Berlin” Fellowship-Programm, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin.
2019 - Ettjahat independent Culture, Laboratory of Arts grant, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Libanon.
2018 - Research fellowship, Senatsverwaltung for culture and Europe, Berlin, Germany.
- The specific prize, The others art fair, Turin, Italy.
- The Dean collection grant, California , USA.
2015 - British Council Art Grant, Beirut, Lebanon.