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TAMMAM AZZAM | Biography
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Born 1980 in Damascus, Syria
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Education


2001

BA, Faculty of Fine Arts - University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria


Selected solo exhibitions


2020

Tammam Azzam, Museen in Südtirol in Tirol, Italy


2019

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Tammam Azzam, Kunstverein Iserlohn „Villa Wessel“, Iserlohn, Germany

Tammam Azzam, 2007-2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


2018

Tammam Azzam, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany


2017

Paper, City Museum of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany


2016

The Road, Ayyam Gallery - 11 Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE


2013

I, The Syrian, Ayyam Gallery, London, UK I, The Syrian, Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon


2012

Syria, Ayyam Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE (Curator: Safwan Dahoul)


2011-12

Dirty Laundry, Ayyam Gallery, DIFC, Dubai, UAE


2010

Metallica, Ayyam Gallery, Damascus, Syria


2006

Tammam Azzam, Centre Culturel Français, Damascus, Syria


2004

Tammam Azzam, Atassi Gallery, Damascus, Syria


2001

Aquarails, Institut Français du Proche-Orient, Damascus, Syria



Selected group exhibitions


2020

Sanctuary, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada


2019

you + topia II, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Sanctuary, Smart Museum in Chicago, USA & Asia Society Museum, New York, USA

Art in spite of exclusion, curated by Andreas Pitz, Wirkbau & Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz, Germany & Rathus & Volkshochschule and Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany & Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany & Marktkirche, Hannover, Germany

où est la maison de mon ami ?, Group exhibition of contemporary Syrian artists, maison des arts, centre d’art contemporain de malakoff, Malakoff, France

Farbenspiele, Ministry of Finance Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany


2018

Art in spite of exclusion, curated by Andreas Pitz, Diakonie Deutschland, Braunschweig, Germany

Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World, curated by Janet Bellotto and Dr. Woodman Taylor, American University, Washington, D.C., USA

The Armory Show, with Haines Gallery, San Francisco, New York, USA

Uprooted, World Bank Group, Washington, D.C. USA


2017

Sanctuary, For-Site Foundation, San Francisco, USA

Pueblos en Resistencia, Bienal Del Sur, Caracas, Valencia

Shelters of Babylon, KINLIX Festival 2017 Maribor, Slovenia

Away from Home, Künstlerforum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Sanctuary, For-Site Foundation, San Francisco, USA

On Target, European Capital of Culture-Pafos 2017, Pafos, Cyprus

In the Footsteps of Cai Lun: Selected Works on Paper, Ayyam Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE


2016

Home Land Security, For-Site Foundation, San Francisco, USA

(Curator: Cheryl Haines)

Homeland – Identity in Transition, Künstlerverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden, Germany

In the heart of the heart of another country, TwixtLab Tainiothiki, Athens, Greece

Contemporary Ruins: Resistance to the Spectacular Image, Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York, USA (Curator: Leah Hartman)

Away From Home, Kunstverein Graftschaft Benheim, Neuenhaus, Germany


2015

FUU – Street Art Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Peace from the street up!, Talking Peace Festival, London, UK Dismaland, Weston-super-Mare, UK (Curator: Banksy)

Syria Off Frame, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

View From Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art, Abu Dhabi Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Curators: Wendy Watriss and Karin Adrian von Roques)

Crisis of History Part 2: Fight History, Framer Framed in de Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2014

KunstStoff Syrien, Forum Factory, Berlin, Germany

Vancouver Biennale

Outside In, Liquid Art House, Boston, USA

FotoFest Biennial, Houston

Two-Person Exhibition: Tammam Azzam & Roza El-Hassan: Syrian Voices in Budapest, Lena & Roselli Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran & Syria, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, USA (Curator: Julie Ashcraft)

Culture Under Attack, 60th anniversary of the UNESCO 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Event of an Armed Conflict, The Hague, Netherlands

Contemporary Uprising: Art from the Middle East, Nest Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

Contemporary Arabia, Ayyam Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Fluid

Forms II, Samsung Blue Square, Seoul, South Korea; Busan Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Dak’Art: Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal

1x1 Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

Et pourtant ils créent ! (Syrie : la foi dans l'art)/Despite it all they make art! (Syria: Having faith in the Arts), Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France

View from Inside, FotoFest Biennial, Houston, Texas, USA (Curator: Karin Adrian von Roques)

Alexandria Biennale, Cairo, Egypt


2013

Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France

30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia


2012

The Samawi Collection II, Ayyam Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE


2010-11

Shabab Uprising, Platinum Tower, Beirut, Lebanon


2010

Shabab Uprising, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE


2009

Stories from the Levant, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE


2008

Contemporary Syria, Ayyam Gallery, Damascus, Syria


2007

Ayyam Summer Festival, Ayyam Gallery, Damascus, Syria


Art Fairs


2019

Art Dubai with Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany


2018

Untitled Miami with Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Art Dubai with Ayyam Gallery, Dubai


Residencies and workshops


2016

Fellowship Placement, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany


2015

Residency, Vancouver Biennale - Quest University, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada


2003

Residency and Workshop | with Marwan Kassab Bashi | Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan


2001

Residency and Workshop | with Marwan Kassab Bashi | Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan


Collections

Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

The Salsali Collection, Dubai, UAE

The Samawi Collection, Dubai, UAE


Presentations


2015

Artist Talk, Freedom Graffiti: An evening with Syrian artist Tammam Azzam, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Ontario, Canada


PUBLICATIONS


2011

Tammam Azzam, Edited by Maymanah Farhat, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE (Authors: Safwan Dahoul and Maymanah Farhat)


Awards

2017

Nominated - European Young Leaders (EYL40), 20 Young Leaders representing the Middle East and North Africa


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