(b. 1981, Syrian)

Houmam Al Sayed graduated in 2003 from the Sculpture Department of the Institute of Applied Arts in Damascus, Syria. He participated in multiple art fairs such as Art Dubai, Abu Dhabi Art, Miami Beach, Art Paris, Art Basel and Beirut Art Fair. His works were auctioned by Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Noor Dubai.
Houmam Al Sayed currently lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Institute of Applied Arts in Damascus in 2003 and moved to Beirut in 2011, where he continues working and exhibiting extensively.

Known for his large-scale figurative paintings, Al Sayed focuses on expressive portraiture of anonymous characters in his oil paintings, ink drawings and bronze and clay sculptures. Al Sayyed’s training in traditional mediums allowed him to start exhibiting his skillful work as early as 17 years old at Teshrin University in Lattkia, Syria. Over the years his body of work became a subjective universe filled with people and memories from his past, which serve as an allegorical commentary on the social status of the Arab world to date.

Solo exhibitions
2019 The Sound of Silence, Anima Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2016 Futile, Agial Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 Pickles, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2013 From Beirut to Paris, Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris, France
2012 From Damascus to Beirut, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2011 Ink, Bronze, Oil, Showcase Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2010 Houmam Al Sayed, Ninar Art Café, Damascus, Syria
2010 Woujouh, Nai Art, Lattakia, Syria
2006 Mesyaf Castle, Mesyaf, Syria
1998 Teshrin University, Lattakia, Syria

Group exhibitions
2017 Living histories: recent acquisitions of works on paper by contemporary Arab artists, British Museum, London, England
2016 Resistance and Persistance, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
2016 Untitled: Art from Syria, exhibition curated by Rafia Koudami, Dubai, UAE
2015 History Painting, Box Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2013 The Kafiye Project, White Box Projects, New York, USA
2013 Scope Art Fair, Mark Hachem Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2003 Annual Collective Exhibition, The Institute of Applied Arts, Damascus, Syria

Sculpture Symposiums
2007 International Symposium, Damascus, Syria
2007 Almunecar International Symposium, Almunecar, Spain
2006 Beauty Love Symposium, Damascus, Syria
2006 Almunecar International Symposium, Almunecar, Spain
2005 Zabadani Sculpture Symposium, Damascus, Syria
2004 Mesyaf Symposium, Mesyaf, Syria
2004 Fairgrounds Symposium, Damascus, Syria