He can only recall that as a child, he was captivated by a dream filled with vibrant colors. This early fascination with color hinted at a unique gift, one he nurtured and developed while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Damascus University. It was there that he realized the potent power of color in expressing realities we might otherwise deny, until he became with the company of colour, fearlessly depicting the harsh realities of war.

Ala’ Hamameh was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1983. He graduated from the Visual Communications Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University, in 2005. He is an independent painter, photographer, creative director, and video-installation artist.

While in Damascus, Ala’ continued to work on developing a solid identity for his self-expression, showcasing rich and varied artistry including painting, photography, graphic design, installations, and video art. When the war reached its climax, he had no choice but to leave his homeland. Concurrently, in 2015, he was invited by the House of the Cultures of the World in Berlin to exhibit his artworks, focusing on the theme of acting within a humane society.

Hamameh’s selected solo exhibitions include “Gedächtnis eines Koffers” at BASIS, Frankfurt, and “Dialogue Tables” at Europia, Paris. His film “A Suitcase Memory” has been shown at the opening of the new national museum MUZA in Malta. Alongside this, his works appeared internationally in numerous group exhibitions across Syria, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Lebanon, Turkey, Switzerland, and Germany. He is also a co-artist with the Caravane Culturelle Syrienne that creates cultural events across Europe.

He was named Artist of the Month for December 2021 by ‘Le Monde Diplomatique’. His works were featured in the newspaper’s German editions in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

Although Syria was the cradle of his spirit, the land of his childhood, and the soil in which all the themes of his artwork are rooted, Germany, a center for progressive trends, granted him a fresh home where he works full-time at his atelier in Frankfurt am Main. After his first years in exile, he realized that his greatest fear was forgetting. Talking about memory, after these years, did not only become an essential part of his work but developed into an approach towards the fertility of impact and a future of influence.

He can only recall that as a child, he was captivated by a dream filled with vibrant colors. This early fascination with color hinted at a unique gift, one he nurtured and developed while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Damascus University. It was there that he realized the potent power of color in expressing realities we might otherwise deny, until he became with the company of colour, fearlessly depicting the harsh realities of war.

Ala’ Hamameh was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1983. He graduated from the Visual Communications Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University, in 2005. He is an independent painter, photographer, creative director, and video-installation artist.

While in Damascus, Ala’ continued to work on developing a solid identity for his self-expression, showcasing rich and varied artistry including painting, photography, graphic design, installations, and video art. When the war reached its climax, he had no choice but to leave his homeland. Concurrently, in 2015, he was invited by the House of the Cultures of the World in Berlin to exhibit his artworks, focusing on the theme of acting within a humane society.

Hamameh’s selected solo exhibitions include “Gedächtnis eines Koffers” at BASIS, Frankfurt, and “Dialogue Tables” at Europia, Paris. His film “A Suitcase Memory” has been shown at the opening of the new national museum MUZA in Malta. Alongside this, his works appeared internationally in numerous group exhibitions across Syria, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Lebanon, Turkey, Switzerland, and Germany. He is also a co-artist with the Caravane Culturelle Syrienne that creates cultural events across Europe.

He was named Artist of the Month for December 2021 by ‘Le Monde Diplomatique’. His works were featured in the newspaper’s German editions in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany.

Although Syria was the cradle of his spirit, the land of his childhood, and the soil in which all the themes of his artwork are rooted, Germany, a center for progressive trends, granted him a fresh home where he works full-time at his atelier in Frankfurt am Main. After his first years in exile, he realized that his greatest fear was forgetting. Talking about memory, after these years, did not only become an essential part of his work but developed into an approach towards the fertility of impact and a future of influence.