Hazem Harb

Hazem Harb is a multi-media artist from Gaza whose work has been exhibited internationally alongside notable contemporary artists including Ai Weiwei, Etal Adnan, Anish Kapoor, and others.  Harb’s works confront and probe the material and historical erasures caused by the Israeli occupation. His photographic and installation series grapple with the themes of war, loss, trauma, and global injustice with a unique and fresh perspective. Architectural installations such as Re-build (2012) seek to work against the sensationalist imagery of violence and destruction associated with Palestine. Instead, they depict the vulnerability of infrastructure and its inability to protect the human body.  Born in Gaza in 1980, Harb later enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and graduated from the European Institute in 2009. Harb has gained international recognition, and his Beyond Memory series (2012) was acquired by the British Museum. He was the recipient of the A. M. Qattan Foundation Young Artist of the Year Award in 2008 and was selected for the Delfina Foundation residency program in London. The artist lives and works between Rome, Italy, and Dubai, UAE.