Werdegang / Ausbildung:
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 (2010-2006). 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, though the human figure remains obscured in his multimedia practice. Instead, domestic furnishings, a cow carcass or toy soldiers offer traces of the lack of humanity in the everyday experience of conflict. 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 investigates the relationship between dormant and actualized expressions of violence and desire, as well as the dialogue between construction and destruction and revealing a deeply personal process of reckoning. Al-Hamwi has exhibited widely in the Middle East, Europe and Canada.
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen:
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2012- Society minus 180 Degrees , ART HOUSE Gallery, Damascus, Syria. 2010- Crime on the Road, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria. Selected Group Exhibitions: 2019- Lost in translation, De Warande Expo, (Sugar forever, Performance installation), 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, Paris,France 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:
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. 2014 - Atheum Gallery Grant, Beirut, Lebanon. 2012 - All Art Now Space Residency Grant, Damascus, Syria.