Bassem Dahdouh_2_bw Born – Damascus, Syria
1997 – Doctorate of Philosophy in Sciences of Art, University of Damascus
1985-1995 – Master and Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts, University of Damascus

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Human-Headed Bull series 

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Recent Exhibition at Arab International University (AIU), 2017

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Figurative series

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Still Life Abstractions

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ARTIST STATEMENT
Bassem Dahdouh studied in Adham Ismail Art Centre, and graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University; in 1986. He got his PhD from Hilwan University in Egypt in 1999. Currently, he is the dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, International Arab University in Syria. He won two awards, and held solo exhibitions in Damascus, Beirut, Alexandria, Tunis, and Kuwait. He also participated in group events in Damascus, Aleppo, Istanbul, Tehran, Canada, Bulgaria, Geneva, and Cairo. At first, Dahdouh followed the traditions of realism in depicting his subjects, but in his more recent work, he shifted focus towards composition. Most of his work is depictions of portraits and the human body.

Education

1990 – Ph.D. in Art Science – Strugunov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts – Moscow, Russia
1981 – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Photography, Damascus University, Syria

Professional Career
2014 – Present – Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Arab International University, Syria
2000 – Present – Visual Arts instructor at the University of Damascus
2007 – Venice Biennale, representing Syria
Board member of the Syrian Visual Arts Union

Solo Exhibitions
2000 – 2017 – 10 Solo exhibitions in Damascus, Aleppo, Beirut, Amman, Cairo, Bahrain, Kuwait, Russia, France, Germany and Canada.
2003 – Ahmad Adwan Gallery, Kuwait
2000 – Ashtar Gallery, Damas
1997 – Qawaf Gallery, Aleppo
2007 – 52e Biennale de Venise
2005 – The Syrian contemporary art Exhibition, Orok Gallery, Damascus
2004 – The Arab world festival, Université Concordia, Montréal

Group Exhibitions
1990-2017 – 15 group exhibitions in Damascus, Aleppo, Beirut, Amman, Cairo, Alexandria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Dubai, Tahran, Istanbul, Russia, Bulgaria, France, Germany and Spain.

Collections
Bassem Dahdouh’s work are in many private, public and museums collections around the Middle East, Russia and Eastern Europe