Born in 1980 in Gaza, Palestine, Hazem Harb currently lives between Rome and Dubai. He completed an MFA at The European Institute of Design in Rome in 2009.
Harb works in an underlying register. His works are primarily concerned with the historical past of his country and its place in the current day. Harb’s use of collage allows him to construct a discourse that did not previously exist or was at least hidden. He imbeds old photographs and archival objects within his works, often rare pieces of the past that he cuts and inserts into conceptual compositions. Both the result and the approach relay a hidden story: the use of genuine historical sources summoning the past to the present—a solution proposed by Harb to reaffirm and reestablish the cultural and physical existence of his people.
Among his accolades, Harb has been awarded residency at the Delfina Foundation (London, UK); Cite des arts (Paris, France); and Satellite (Dubai). In 2008, he was shortlisted for the A.M. Qattan Foundation Young Artist of the Year Award. His work has been collected by numerous international institutions, including: The British Museum, the Sharjah Art Foundation, Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Oriental Museum, Durham University (UK), the Salsali Private Museum (Dubai), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA, US), the Faurschou Foundation (Copenhagen, Denmark), the A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah), and Contemporary Art Platform (Shuwaikh Industrial, Kuwait).
The following conditions of sale describe the relationship between the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA and the buyers, prospective buyers, and bidders for the Keyword: Palestine II Art Exhibition and Auction which will begin on March 2nd, 2020, and end on December 31st, 2020. By using this website to buy, bid, or inquire about any artwork, you agree to be bound by these conditions.
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