Mohamed Harb

The Memory of Old Homes I, 100 x 70 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014

The Memory of Old Homes I, 100 x 70 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014

The Memory of Old Homes II, 100 x 70 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

The Memory of Old Homes II, 100 x 70 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

The Memory of Old Homes III, 100 x 70 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

The Memory of Old Homes III, 100 x 70 cm, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2014.

 

The Memory of Old Homes

Mohamed Harb’s grandmother always told him stories about her homeland in as much detail as she could remember. Harb recalls her description of the colours and the structure of the homes that surrounded her. Currently living under ‘house arrest’ in Gaza, Harb has witnessed the events of the Palestinian uprising, the blockade and the affects of war first-hand. In his work, he aims to express both his grandmother’s memory as well as to reflect on his own experiences, resulting in work that appears vibrant in colour, yet tormented and congested in structure and composition.

Mohammed Harb

Born in Gaza in 1979, Mohamed Harb holds a BA in Fine Art (Major in Decoration) from Al Najah University, Nablus (2001). He is a member of the Palestinian Association for Fine Artists. In 2007, Mohamed was nominated by Palestine TV for a course in preparation and directing programs at the Institute of Egyptian Radio and TV, Cairo. He also holds a silver medal from the Fifth European-Arab Festival of Photography, Germany (2008). He was granted funding from major institutions on numerous occasions for various projects.

Notable Exhibitions:

  • The International Academy for the Arts, Ramallah (2005)
  • Independent Film Festival, Russian Cultural Centre, Cairo (2007)
  • Festival of the Arab-European photography, Germany (2007/2008)
  • ‘Transform’, Ramallah (2007).
  • ‘Self  and City’, Cairo (2007)
  • ‘Sea Review Photos’, Liguria, Italy (2009)
  •  ‘In the Scene’, Video Art Festival, Jerusalem (2008)
  • ‘In memory of Gaza Massacre’, Hamburg, Germany (2009)
  • Third International Gallery of Alliance, Alexandria, Cairo (2008/2009)
  • ‘Art Now for the Video Art’, Syria (2009)
  • ‘First International Forum for Art’ , Meknas, Morocco (2009).
  • ‘Festival of Video Art and Performance’, Ramallah (2009),
  • ‘Traces of War’, CCF, Gaza (2009)
  • ‘Instant Video’ Marseilles (2009).
  • Fass Festival  (Creative Youth Forum), Morocco (2009)
  • First International  Jerusalem Film Festival, Gaza (2009)
  • International Video Art Festival, Dubai – Paris (2010)
  • ‘Many Cases for One  Sea’, Palestinian embassy, Cairo (2010)
  • Art Sawa, Dubai (2010).

Solo Exhibitions:

  • ‘Plastic Creations’, Nablus (2001)
  • ‘Features did not Compete’, Gaza (2003)
  • ‘Dialogue of Memory’, Bethlehem (2004).
  • ‘Ebal;, Qattan Foundation, Ramallah (2005)
  • ‘Four Walls’, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem, Gaza (2008)
  • ‘Colours in Ashes’, Network of Cultural Centres, Gaza (2008)
  • ‘Reflection’ (Video Art and Photography, Gaugin Gallery, Cairo (2009)
  • ‘Reflection’ French Cultural Centre, Gaza (2010)
  • ‘Batool’, Movenpick Hotel, Aqaba

Notable Documentary films:

  • ‘Colors in the ashes’, 26 minutes (2008)
  • ‘Cut Flowers’, 24 minutes (2009)
  • ‘You will Meet’, 8 minutes (2010)
  • Film campaign opposing violence against women, (2010)
  • The Darkness of Light, 54 minutes (2008)

Notable Video Art:

  •   ‘The Sae’, 3 minutes (2005)
  •  ‘Jadal’ , 4 minutes (2006)
  • ‘Untitled’, 3 minutes (2006)
  •  ‘Last Scene’, 7 minutes (2006)
  •  ‘Black and White’, 3  minutes (2006)
  • ‘Pigeon War’, 6 minutes (2007)
  • ‘Bodies’, 10 minutes (2007)
  • ‘Closed Means Closed’, 5 minutes (2008)
  • ‘Without Windows’, 5.30 minutes (2010)
  • ‘Nuisance’, 5 minutes (2011)
  • ‘Loyalty Means Loyalty’, 6 minutes (2011)
  • ‘Presence- Absence’, 5 minutes (2012)

Contact:

harb.art@hotmail.com

artmohamedharb@gmail.com

www.harb-art.blogspot.com

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