Born in 1980 in Gaza; The Palestinian-Italian artist Hazem Harb currently lives between Rome, Italy and Dubai, UAE. Harb completed his MFA at The European Institute of Design, Rome, Italy in 2009. Some of Harb’s solo shows include: The Everlasting Presence of an Excluded Memory, Art Berlin, Germany, 2018; The Invisible Landscape and Concrete Futures, SPM Museum, Dubai, UAE 2015; Present Future, Artissima, Turin, Italy 2015; Al Baseera, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, 2014; I can imagine you without your home, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2012; Is this your first time in Gaza? The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation, London, UK, 2010; Burned Bodies, video installation, Città dell’Altra Economia Rome, Italy, 2008.
He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions some of which are: Made by War at the National Ethnographic and Pre-historical Museum Luigi Pigorini, Rome, Italy, 2007; All that is Unknown at Al-Ma’mal Art Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Palestine, 2011; A Patch On My Evil Eye The Arab British Centre, London UK, 2010; A View From Inside, FotoFest Houston Biennial, 2014 and Sphere 6, Galleria Continua’s Le Moulin, France, 2013 and 2014, FIAC Paris 2014, View From Inside, FotoFest Houston Biennial, 2014 Common Grounds, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2015, The armory show New York 2015,” Chers Amis” Centre Pompidou Paris 2016, “Impossible Paths” Tunisian Pavilion, 57th Biennale di Venezia, 2017 Italy, and El Beit, Tabari Artspace, Dubai, 2018.
Harb was awarded a 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 is in the collections of The British Museum, Sharjah Art Foundation, Centre Pompidou, The Oriental Museum – Durham University, Salsali Private Museum, Al Qattan Foundation, Al Barjeeel Foundation, and LACMA among others.