Issam speaks about his artwork Another Day Lost, a series of installations across five sites, inspired by and based on the Syrian refugee crisis; and which has been exhibited across the world (London, New York, Philadelphia, Dubai, Cambridge and Budapest); and his recent and current work about the Syrian Crisis.
Issam comes from a background of fine art, architecture and theatre design. Born in Suweida in the South of Syria, he trained at the Institute of Fine Arts in Damascus, the Repin Institute of Fine Arts in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and at Wimbledon School of Art (London). Since 1990, he has lived and worked in Cambridge, becoming a Bye-Fellow (2007–2011) and Artist-in-Residence at Christ’s College, where he is also a Lector in art. Since the 2011 uprising, Issam has been raising awareness and money for projects and aid in Syria.
access to in conversation by day ticket only: Saturday 26 November, 13.00 (45mins)
Followed by an open discussion involving many of the artists presenting work at SACRED:Homelands