Hazem Harb

Hazem Harb (b. 1980) is a Gaza-born, Palestinian artist currently living between Rome, Italy and Dubai. Harb completed his MFA at The European Institute of Design, Rome, Italy in 2009.

Harb’s work explores the interplay of time and urban evolution in fast developing cities. His work illuminates the geographical changes, which influence demographic shifts, ultimately affecting the dynamics of a city.

Harb’s solo shows include: Al Baseera, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, (2014); I can imagine you without your home, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E., (2012); Is this your first time in Gaza? The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation, London, UK, (2010); Burned Bodies, (video installation), Cittàdel l’Altra Economia Rome, Italy, (2008).

Internationally, he has participated in group exhibitions such as: 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 & 2014); Common Grounds, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2015). Residencies include, The Delfina Foundation, London; Cite des Arts, Paris and Satellite, Dubai.

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 and Al Barjeeel Foundation - HH Sh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahayan Collection among many others.

He is contributing to the online platform of "The Absence of Paths" at the Pavilion of Tunisia at the Venice Biennale 2017. 

He will be be participating in the Venice Biennale.