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Border-lines, Jaber Al Azmeh

Installation view at Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2016


Born in Damascus in 1973, Jaber Al Azmeh dedicated his career to professional photography since 1998, two years after getting his BA in Fine Arts-Visual Communications from the University of Damascus 1996. In 2006 he became a resident photography lecturer at the International University of Science & Technology in Damascus.

He had his first solo exhibition titled Metaphors (2009) at Atassi Gallery, Damascus, followed by Green Art Gallery, Dubai, where he also exhibited Traces (2011), Wounds (2012), The Resurrection (2014) and Border-lines (2016).

He has participated in various group shows, including: Tawsir – Arab Contemporary photography, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Instantanés d’Orient, Villa Empain, The Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium (2017); La Biennale des Photographes du Monde Arabe Contemporain, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France (2017); Living Histories, The British Museum, London, UK (2017); Syria: Into the Light, Dubai (2017); Despite it all they make art!, The Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris (2014); KunstStoff Syrien, Forum Factory, Berlin (2014); Syriart 101 oeuvres pour la Syrie, Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris (2013); Journées de la Photographie, organized by CCF Damascus (2011); The Retrospective of Fine Arts in Syria (IV), New Generation of Syrian Artists, organized by the Damascus Arab Capital of Culture (2008); and Biennial Dei Giovani Artisti Del Mediterraneo, Rome, Italy (1999).

His works have been covered in many major publications, he has been featured as ‘artist of the month’ by Le Monde diplomatique, and has works acquired by notable collections like The Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Barjeel Art Collection, the Staatliche Museum of Berlin, and the British Museum.

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