© Photo credit by: Saher Nassar
 
b. 1980, Palestine
Palestinian-Italian 
 
He completed an BA at The European Institute of Design, "Visual arts"  Rome, Italy (2009)
Stage of fine art, Accademia di belle arti di Roma, Italy (2005)
Diploma in illustration and Children’s Book design, Palestine (2003)
 
The artist works in an underlying register, his works 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. The artist 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.
 

Amongst his accolades, Harb has been awarded 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 has been collected by numerous institutions, internationally, including: The British Museum, Sharjah Art Foundation, Centre Pompidou, The Oriental Museum (Durham University), Salsali Private Museum, LACMA, Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen, Al Qattan Foundation, and Contemporary Art Platform: CAP Kuwait.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
 

The Persistence of Memory, Montoro12, Brussels, Belgium (2019); Power Does Not Defeat Memory, Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen (2019); The Everlasting Presence of an Excluded Memory, Art Berlin (2018); The Invisible Land escape and Conrete Futures (curated by Lara Khaldi); Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, (2015); Al Baseera, Athr Gallery, Jeddah(2014); I Can Imagine You Without Your Home, Dubai, UAE(2012); Is This Your First Time in Gaza? The Mosaic Rooms, AM. Qattan Foundation, London, UK(2010) Passaggio di tempo, Luigi Pigorini Museum, Rome, Italy (2007)

 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
 
Intimate Terrains; The Palestinian Museum (2019); Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Jaou Tunis, Tunisia (2018); Active Forms Sharjah Art Foundation (2018); El Beit, Tabari Artspace (2018) The Absence of Paths, Tunisian Pavilion, 57th Biennale di Venezia (2017); The Armory Show, New York (2016); Chers Amis - MNAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); A View From Inside, Foto Fest Houston Biennial Houston USA (2014); and Sphere6, Galleria Continua’s Le Moulin, France (2013 and 2014); Common Grounds, Villa Stuck Museum, Munich (2015); The Written City, Brugge CityHall, Belgium(2015)
 

BIENNIALS:

13thCairo Biennale (2019) The Absence of Paths, TunisianPavilion, 57th Biennale di Venezia, Italy(  2017)

A View From Inside, Foto Fest Houston Biennial Houston USA(2014)

 

ART FAIRS:

Art Berlin, Everlasting presence of an Excluded Memory with Tabari Artspace (2018)
The Armory Show, Athr Gallery, New York (2016)
Art Dubai, Athr (2012, 2013, 2014 (2016)
Artissima, Present Future, Athr Gallery, Torino, Italy (2012, 2014) 
Paris Photo, Athr Gallery Paris, France (2014) 
Abu Dhabi Art, Athr Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2013, 2014) 
FIAC, Athr Gallery, Paris, France(2014) 
START, Saachi Gallery, Athr Gallery, London (2014) 
Art International Istanbul, Athr Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2013)
Art13, Athr Gallery, London, UK (2012)

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES:

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

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Wall Street International Hazem Harb in Sabsay Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2019)
Tribe Photo Magazine 
Hazem Harb: New Histories Collaging Palestine’s Past (2019)

MOJEH Magazine Bridging Borders (2019)
Harper’s Bazaar Palestine Through Three Eyes (2018)
The National Palestinian artist Hazem Harb Leads Nomadic Existence (2014)
Contemporary Art Practices Volume X Hazem Harb, By Jareh Das (2012)
Rolling Stone Magazine Hazem Harb Documents Plight of his Native Gaza (2012)
Al Arabiya News (broadcast) Hazem Harb, Portraying suffering of Palestinians at the Gaza crossing (2012)
BBC (broadcast) Hazem Harb, Art imitates life in Gaza By Alan Johnston BBC correspondent in Gaza (2004)

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

The British Museum, London, UK
The Oriental Museum, Durham University, UK
Center George Pompidou, Paris
Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE
SPM, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
AM. Qattan Foundation, London, UK
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen Denmark