| Salsali Private Museum
| A Solo Show of artist Hazem Harb
| Curated by Lara Khaldi
| The Invisible landscape and Concrete Futures
| March1, 2015 – Jun1,2015
| Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit 43, Al Quoz 1, Street 8, Al Serkal Avenue Complex, Unit 14, Dubai, U.A.E
| Tel: +971 4 380 9600
| Daily Viewing: Sunday – Thursday, 11:00am – 6:00pm – Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Closed on Friday
The first solo exhibition of artist Hazem Harb, series of new works at Salsali Private Museum and Athr gallery. Over the past few years Hazem Harb has developed a multifaceted practice, where he has worked with painting, video, drawing, sculpture and installation. His work pivots around examining and laying bare structures and apparatuses of power and hierarchies. The exhibition will include a new large body of work which Hazem has been engaged with over the past year. It will feature a new series of collage, where archival photographs of Palestine pre 1948 are juxtaposed with the heaviness of concrete blocks, wave breakers, lines, black squares and rectangles. Hazem combines a formal language with his research into Palestinian history and architecture, he attempts an aesthetic language based on the politics of form. The exhibition will also feature architectural models and sculptures, a series of projected sculptures and other major installations. In addition, a series of short videos will be projected in the video room. A publication comprising Harb’s new collage series and contributions by writers and curators will accompany the exhibition.
About Hazem Harb
Born in 1980 in Gaza, Palestinian artist Hazem Harb currently lives between Rome, Italy and Dubai, UAE. Harb completed his MFA at The European Institute of Design, Rome, Italy in 2009. Some of Harb’s solo shows include: Al Baseera, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, 2014; I can imagine you without your home, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2012 ; Is this your first time in Gaza? The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation, London, UK, 2010; Burned Bodies, video installation, Città dell’Altra Economia Rome, Italy, 2008.
He has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions. Harb was awarded a residency at The Delfina Foundation, London; Cite des Arts, Paris and Satellite, Dubai. In 2008, he was shortlisted for the A.M Qattan Young Artist of The Year award. His work is in the collections of The British Museum; Sharjah Art Foundation; Centre Pompidou; Barjeel Foundation; The Oriental Museum – Durham University; Salsali Private Museum and Al Qattan Foundation among others.