Hazem Harb

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Hazem Harb and his sketches, 2015 © Courtesy of Salsali Private Museum
Everything is nonpermanent, 2014 Mixed Media, Installation View © Photograph by Oak Taylor-Smith
Hazem Harb and his sketches in his temporary Dubai studio, 2015 © Photo: Danna Lorch
Models for an upcoming solo show at Salsali Private Museum in Hazem Harb’s studio, 2015 © Photo: Danna Lorch
Invisible Travels, from the 'We Used To Fly on Water Series', 2014 Steel Case Installation © Courtesy of the artist and Athr Art, Jeddah
Sustainable Waiting, 2012 Digital Print And Collage On Wood © Courtesy of the artist and Athr Gallery, Jeddah
Re-Build, 2012 Oam Mattress, Concrete Block © Courtesy of the artist and Athr Art, Jeddah
On this earth what makes life worth living, 2010 Mixed Media And Collage On Canvas, 140x200cm © Hazem Harb
Invisibility Series #3, 2010 Mixed Media On Collage On Canvas 108x90 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & The Oriental Museum
Quick Facts
Birth year
The European Institute of Design (Rome), 2009, BA

Born in 1980 in Gaza, Palestinian artist Hazem Harb currently lives between Rome, Italy, and Dubai, UAE. In 2004, Harb enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and graduated from the European Institute of Design in 2009. Harb deals with a number of core issues, including war, loss, trauma, human vulnerability and global instability. In his multimedia work he uses all and every tool at his disposal. In 2011, Harb was awarded a residency at the Delfina Foundation, which was also supported by the A.M. Qattan Foundation, which awarded him the Young Artist of the Year Award in 2008. Hazem’s series Beyond Memory has been acquired by the British Museum, UK in 2013. Harb has participated in numerous international exhibitions, which include Made by War at the National Ethnographic and Pre-Historical Museum (Luigi Pigorini), Rome, Italy (2007). His upcoming solo exhibition Invisible Landscapes and Concrete Futures, will be held at Salsali Private Museum in Dubai (2015). 




Born in 1980 in Gaza City, Palestine.

Lives and work between Rome and Dubai.


2009 BA in Visual Art, The European Institute of Design (Rome, Italy)
2006 Course in Visual Art, Academy of Fine Arts (Rome, Italy)
Forthcoming Exhibitions
2015 Common Grounds, Villa Struck Museum, Munich
Solo Exhibition curated by Lara Khaldi, SPM Museum, Dubai

Solo Exhibitions:

2014 Al Baseera, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2013 Me and The Other Half, Art13 London Represented by Athr art gallery Jeddah KSA.
2012 Satellite Space Dubai UAE.
2012 I Can Imagine You Without Your Home, Etemad Gallery Dubai UAE.
2010 Is This Your First Time In Gaza? The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation London, UK
2007 Made by War National Ethnographic and Pre-historical Museum Luigi Pigorini (Rome, Italy)
2006 Life on a Line (Rome, Florence, Rimini, Bologna, Salerno, Italy)
2005 Improvisational Waves, al-Hallaj Gallery, (Ramallah, Palestine) This exhibition sponsored by The A.M Qattan
2004 Exit, French Cultural Centre (Gaza, Palestine)

Group Exhibitions:

2014 Traces & Revelations, The oriental Museum. Durham University, Durham, UK .
2013 Video(works), Athr Gallery, Jeddah
2013 Sphere 6, GALLERIA CONTINUA / Les Moulins, Paris, France.
2013 Resilience and Light: Contemporary Palestinian Art opened on 11th April 2013 at the Studio 3 Gallery,
University of Kent. The exhibition, curated by Aser El Saqqa of Arts Canteen.
2012 Art: Gwangju: 12 2012- LIFE IS TOO SHORT, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
2011 All that is Unknown Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem Palestine
2011 Passport To Palestine, La Scatola Gallery and Janet Rady Fine Art London UK, A.M Qattan Foundation
project space.
2010 A Patch On My Evil Eye The Arab British Centre,London UK
2009 22 Gaza; An Everlasting Memory, Gaza Palestine.
2009 Young Artists from Occupied Palestine and the Golan Heights (Selected works) The Mosaic Rooms, AM
Qattan Foundation, London
2009 Exposition de Gaza à Morlaix au Roudour – Morlaix, France
2009 Gaza 61 + Seoul 59 Gallery Young (Samchun-dong), Seoul, South Korea
2008 Labyrinth, Finalists’ Group Show, The Hasan Hourani Award, A.M. Qattan Foundation Ramallah, Palestine.
2007 Installation for Earth Day, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rome (Rome, Italy)
2006 Passages of Time, National Ethnographic and Pre-historical Museum Luigi Pigorini (Rome, Italy)
2006 The Freedom and Life Promise, traveling exhibition in five French cities (La Flèche, Mayet, Le Grand Luce,
Chartres, Château de Loire)
2005 There is Not Night Enough to Dream Twice in cooperation with UNDP (Dubai, UAE)
2005 Colours of Hope in cooperation with UNDP/PAPP’s Fourth Annual Art Action 2004 – Moi ET l’autre, Egyptian
Cultural Centre (Paris, France)
2003 The Dust of the Land, Arts and Crafts Village (Gaza, Palestine)

2003 Artists from Gaza, Gallery al-Qamariya, University of Bir Zeit, Palestine
2002 September Darat al-Funun, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation (Amman, Jordan)
2002 Artists have a Different Opinion, Rashad al-Shawa Cultural Centre (Gaza, Palestine)
2002 2 x 12, Arts and Crafts Village (Gaza, Palestine)


2014 Fotofest Biennale, Houston, Texas, US
Projects / Performances
2014. Live performance of Al Baseera #18, Live Art Window, Dubai, UAE
2014. Between Past and Present; A dialogue of Conceptual Photos, Public Art Project, Al Serkal, Dubai, UAE
2014. We Used To Fly on Water, Installation project, 21,39 Jeddah Arts, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2003 Performance Départ, music and Arabic calligraphy, French Cultural Centre (Gaza, Palestine)
Art Fairs:
2014 Paris Photo, Paris, Athr Gallery
Artissima, Torino, Athr Gallery
Abu Dhabi Art, Athr Gallery
FIAC, Paris, Athr Gallery
START, Saachi Gallery, London, Athr Gallery
Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE. Athr Gallery
2013 Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE. Athr Gallery
2013 Art Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Athr Gallery
2013 ArtInternational Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey. Athr Gallery
2013 Art13, London, UK. Athr Gallery
2012 Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE. Athr Gallery
2012 Artissima, Torino, Italy. Athr Gallery


2013 City international des arts, Al Mansouria Foundation.
2012 Satellite, Dubai UAE.
2011 The Delfina Foundation and A.M. Qattan Foundation (London, Uk)
2010 The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation London, Uk)
2008 Young Artist of the year, selected as ten artists, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Palestine.
2008 Darat Al Funun, Khalid Shoman Foundation (Amman, Jordan)
2006 Five months training internship in visual art, scholarship by Italian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Academy of
Fine Arts (Rome, Italy)
2001 Darat al-Funun, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation (Amman, Jordan) selected by
Khalil Al-Sakakini Cultural Centre (Ramallah, Palestine).

Selected Bibliographies:

2014 View From Inside, Contemporary Arab Photography, video and mixed media art. US
2004 Art Scene UAE Art Book. UAE
2004 Palestinian artist Hazem Harb leads nomadic existence The National By Anna Seaman
2004 BBC News Hazem HARB, Art imitates life in Gaza By Alan Johnston BBC correspondent in Gaza.
2012 Al Arabiya News T.V Hazem Harb, Portraying suffering of Palestinians at the Gaza crossing.
2012 TIME MAGAZIE. 2012- Dubai T.V. 2012- Decoration Magazine Hazem Harb Artist in focus. 2012- Time out

2012 Contemporary art practices, Volume X Hazem Harb, By Jareh Das. Hazem Hard documents plight of his native Gaza.

2012 Rollingstones Magazine

Selected Collections:

The British Museum UK.
SPM Salsali Private Museum Collection, Dubai
Private Collection, Dubai
Private Collection, London
Private Collection, The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation London Private Collection, Italy
Private Collection, Palestine
The Oriental Museum. UK
Center George Pompidou Paris
Sharjah art Foundation UAE

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