Jaber al Azmeh was born In Damascus-Syria 1973 He dedicated his career to professional photography since 1998 two years after getting his Bachelor in Fine Arts-visual communications from the University of Damascus 1996.

In 2006 he became a resident lecturer at the International University of Science & Technology in Damascus.

He held his first solo show ‘Metaphors’ in 2009 at Gallery Attasi-Damascus followed by Green Art Gallery-Dubai where he went on exhibiting his future solo shows.

He has participated in various group shows in Berlin, Paris, London, Brussels, Venice & Beirut, his work has been covered in major publications… Has been titled artist of the month by Le Monde diplomatique… And has works acquired by notable collections like Deutsche Bank, Barjeel Art collection and the Staalich museum.


Selected solo and group exhibitions

2016

  • BORDER-LINES, Green Art Gallery, Dubai UAE

2015

  • Imago Mundi, Venice Biennale, Italy
  • My voice rings out for Syria,  the BOX, Berlin, Germany

2014

  • The Resurrection, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE 
  • Despite it all they make art, Institute des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France
  • KunstStoff Syrien, Forum Factory, Berlin, Germany  

2013

  • Traces, Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar 
  • Syria art 101 oeuvres pour la Syrie, Institute Du Monde Arabe, Paris, France 

2012

  • Wounds, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE 
  • Wounds, In collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, Brussels ,Belgium
  • Shattered Beauty, 8 Gallery, London, England

2011

  • Traces, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE 
  • Journées de la Photographie 2011, organized by CCF Damascus, Syria

2009

  • Metaphors, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE 
  • Metaphors, Atassi Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2008

  • Retrospective of Fine Arts in Syria (IV), New Generation of Syrian Artists, The Factory, Damascus, Syria (part of the Damascus Arab Capital of Culture 2008 initiative)

Selected Press

 

2015

  •  Artist of the month by LE MONDE diplomatique, June 2015

2014

  • "Soulful voices from The Resurrection", Gulf News Arts, 5 June 2014

2013

  • Leigh, Karen. "Through Baathist Newspapers, a Snapshot of Syria's War." Syria Deeply, December 30, 2013 
  • “Wounds, Jaber Al Azmeh." Manor House Quarterly. Summer 2013 
  • “The Dungeons of Heaven." Masquerade. May 2013 
  • Yaqoob, Tahira. "The Syrian artists using their medium as a weapon." The National. March 7, 2013 
  • Cavallo, Floriana. "Those are Syrians." Urban. February 2013 
  • Stoughton, India. “Syria: The Art Of War.” Canvas. January 2013 
  • Roffino, Sara. "In Revolutionary Syria, Galleries Become Refuges and Artists Turn Dissident." Artinfo. January 25, 2013 
  • Fernandes, Conchita. "Metaphors, Traces and Wounds." Better Photography. January 2013 

2012

  • Ritchin, Fred. "Between A Rock And A Soft Place." Apeture, Winter 2012 
  • Kalsi, Jyoti. "Shadowy exploits of an inner voice." Gulf News. October 25, 2012
  • Bednarz, Christine. "Jaber Al Azmeh: Picturing the Syrian Revolution."  MutualArt. October 24, 2012
  • Brooks, Katherine. “Artist Jaber Al Azmeh Portrays Personal Accounts Of The Syrian Revolution In 'Wounds'.” Huffington Post. September 10, 2012

2011

  • Kalsi, Jyoti. "Power of Poignancy." Gulf News. June 17, 2011

Notable Collections:

  • The Deutsche Bank Art Collection
  • Barjeel Art Collection, Sharjah, UAE 
  • Staatliche Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin ,Germany