Biography

Fadi al-Hamwi born in Damascus, Syria in 1986, graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus in 2010,
majoring in Oil & Mural Paintings. 
Al-Hamwi is a painter, video and installation artist, who has participated in numerous solo exhibitions
and produced many installations in several studios in Damascus, Beirut and Berlin.

He has also shown his artwork at many exhibitions, festival and art fairs in Damascus, Beirut, Dubai,,
Montreal, London and Washington dc, Copenhagen Paris and Berlin. 

Al-Hamwi lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

 

Education
 

2006 – 2010  Faculty of Fine Arts Damascus, Oil and Mural Paintings
 

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

2018 - Solo booth, East of Elsewhere at The Others Fair, Turin, Italy.
         - While You Were Sleeping, 2 person show with Hiba al-Ansari, East of Elsewhere

           at Vardaxoglou, London, UK.
         - Behind the lines at "The Reach Gallery Museum" , BC, Canada.

 

2017 - Journey of Belonging, CAA Berlin, Positions Gallery, Berlin, Germany
         - War Correspondence, Bucharest Art Week, at 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, NordArt, Hamburg, Germany.

2014 - Syrian crisis:The Art of Resilience, World Bank Group, Washington D.C., USA

         - SYRIAN ART OF TODAY, Oxfam Mayfair, London, UK.


2013 - Syria Art Auction, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

         - Syria Contemporary Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon.
         - Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon.
         - Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
         - JABAL 2013 (Jeunes Artistes des Beaux-Arts du Liban), Fransabank, Beirut, Lebanon.

 

2012 - True Color, Trio show, Joanna Seikaly Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
         - Kozah Gallery, Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon.
         - The Visual Scene, Kozah Gallery, Damascus, Syria.
         - The Small Painting, Mustafa Ali Gallery. Damascus, Syria.

2011 - Studio 1 (In need), All Art Now Gallery, Damascus, Syria. 2010 In Silence, All Art Now Gallery, Damascus, Syria.

         - Vital Spaces Festival for Contemporary Art, Damascus, Syria 2009 Video Art Exhibition, All Art Now Gallery, Damascus, Syria.

         - Contemporary Islamic Art competition, Damascus National Museum, Damascus, Syria; Victoria and Alpert Museum, London, UK.

         - Exhibition of Light Art, The Goethe Institute, Damascus, Syria.

2008 - The Annual Spring Exhibition, Khan Asa’ad Pasha, Damascus, Syria 2007 Mediterranean

           Countries, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria.


 

Workshops
 

2016 - Syrian Art in Exile (22 workshops), Danish Public Schools in collaboration with Danish Center for Culture and Development                       2015   CKU, Denmark.

2014 - Performance Art Workshop with Martha Jovanovic, Art Residence, Aley, Lebanon.
2012 - Studio 1 (In need), All Art Now Gallery School of Contemporary Art, Damascus, Syria.
2010 - Workshop on Contemporary Islamic art and Heritage Revival, National Museum, Damascus,Syria.
         - Workshop on light art and control, Dresden German University of Fine Arts in collaboration with University of  Damascus,
           Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria.

2009 - Sculpture Workshop: Composition in Cement, French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria.
         - Plastic Art Workshop, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, Syria.


 

Artist talk
 

2017 - European Forum Alpbach, Alpbach, Austria.
2016 - Bucharest art week, Bucharest, Romania.
2015 - CPH:DOX, Copenhagen documentary film festival, Denmark.