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Mazen Alfeel is an internationally acclaimed painter trained at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University. His work has been exhibited in Copenhagen, Roskilde, Damascus, and Beirut. His master thesis, ”Monochrome in Syrian Painting during the second half of the 20th century" explored the dialogue between monochromatic paintings in Syrian and European art from the 13th - 20th century.

 

Mazen’s body of work, which includes 160 paintings, is built on different schools of modern and ancient art in Syria with influences from early 20th century avant-garde movement in Europe. Through these different and sometimes antagonistic influences, his work seeks to move past the narrowness, restriction, and violence within the actual Syrian reality and express a form of freedom vital for the survival of Syrian society and the building of its future. His work has been sold in London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Belgium,  Munich and Copenhagen

Education

2019

International Humanities, Psychology and Cultural Encounters at Roskilde University, Denmark.

2017

Cultural encounters & communication studies - Third semester - Global Humanities- at Roskilde University, Denmark.

 

2009 - 2013

Masters in Art History, Damascus University, Syria

 

2005 - 2007

Master of Fine Arts, Damascus University, Syria

2001 - 2004

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Damascus University, Syria

 

Work Experience

2018 -present

Artist

2017

Facilitated “Art Workshop” for immigrant and Danish youths, Roskilde, Denmark.

2016

Internship, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014 - 2015

Curatorial writer and graphic designer, Art Embassy, online

2008 

Lecturer in Painting Theory and Curriculum Development Damascus University, Syria

2011

Workshop Facilitator and Project Coordinator for children’s art program, Danish Institution in Damascus, Damascus, Syria

2005 - 2013

Member of leadership team, Syrian Artists Union

Exhibitions
& Festivals
2018
Solo exhibition, Rudersdal municipality, Holte, Denmark
2018
Solo exhibition, Cultural Center of  Gl. Holte, Denmark
2017 
Solo exhibition, Roskilde municipality, Roskilde, Denmark

2016

Art exhibition “The missing dialogue,” Christianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2016

Museum of contemporary art, Roskilde, Denmark 

 

2014

Solo exhibition, Permanent exhibit in Roskilde University, Denmark, 2014

 

2013

Art56 Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 

2013

Zaman Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon 

 

2012

Kozah Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2011

Kozah Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2009

Solo exhibition, Ashtar Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2009

Solo exhibition, Zaman Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon 

2008

Arabic Cultural Center of Damascus, in collaboration with the UNO

2007

Ayyam Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2006

Freehand Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2005

Solo exhibition, Zaman Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon 

2004

Al Rewak Gallery, Damascus, Syria

Publications

2018

Frederiksborg Anti-Newspaper, Denmark

Rudersdal - 17. maj 2018 kl. 06:32

Af Joram G. Menzer

Kontakt redaktionen:sndk@sn.dk

 

2018

 Rudersdal-Newspaper, Denmark

2009

La revue du Liban, Beirut, Lebanon

2009

Baladna Newspaper, Damascus, Syria

2009

Al-Aosbo a Alarabi magazine, Beirut, Lebanon.

2009

Alakhbar journal, Beirut, Lebanon.

2009

Arts Plastiques magazine, Beirut Lebanon.

2009

As-Safir-Beirut newspaper, Lebanon.

2009

Donia Magazine, Damascus, Syria.

2009

Aliwaa Newspaper, Lebanon.

2005

Aliwaa Newspaper, Lebanon.