Kassis Hospital, digital drawing with thread, pencil, and tape on archival paper, 16.8 x 23.5 inches (42.5 x 59.7 cm), 2017

Kassis Hospital (my mother's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 5.8 x 10 inches (14.7 x 25.4 cm), 2018

Our House, digital drawing with pencil and tape on archival paper, 16.5 x 23.5 inches (41.9 x 59.7 cm), 2017

Our House (my mother's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 7.1 x 8.2 inches (18 x 20.8 cm), 2018

El Mashtal, digital drawing with thread, pencil and tape on archival paper, 5.98 x 7.09 inches (15.2 x 18 cm), 2017

El Mashtal, (my, my mothers's, and my brother's memories), printed text on aluminum dibond, 8 x 8.8 inches (20.3 x 22.4 cm), 2018

St. Ephraim the Syriac Church, digital drawing with pencil, tape on archival paper, 16 x 16 inches, (40.6 x 40.6 cm) 2018

St. Ephraim the Syriac Church, (excerpt of a conversation between me and mother), printed text on aluminum dibond, 6.2 x 8.6 inches (15.7 x 21.8 cm), 2018

Les Franciscaines Missionaires de Marie, digital drawing with thread, pencil, tape on archival paper,15.5 x 14.4 inches (39.4 x 36.6 cm), 2017

Les Franciscaines Missionaires de Marie, (my mother's and Aunt Pauline's memories), printed text on aluminum dibond, 8.9 x 6.8 inches (22.6 x 17.34 cm), 2018

My Grandfather's Office, digital drawing, pencil, tape, and thread on archival paper, 13.5 x 18 inches (34.3 x 45.7 cm), 2017

My Grandfather's Office (my mother's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 5.5 x 8.8 inches (14 x 22.4 cm), 2018

The Latin Cathedral, digital drawing with thread, pencil and tape on archival paper, 15.75 x 12.5 inches (40 x 31.8 cm), 2017

The Latin Cathedral (Uncle Nabil's and my mother's memories), printed text on aluminum dibond, 7.7 x 9.3 inches (19.6 x 23.6 cm), 2018

Club d'Alep, digital drawing with thread, pencil, and tape on archival paper, 6 x 7 inches (15.2 x 17.8 cm), 2017

Club d'Alep, (my mother's memory, text on aluminum dibond, 8.3 x 6.3 inches (21.1x16 cm), 2018

The Baron Hotel, digital drawing with thread, pencil, and tape on archival paper, 12 x 10.8 inches (30.5 x 27.4 cm), 2017

The Baron Hotel, (my mother's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 5 x 8.5 inches (12.7 x 21.6 cm), 2018

My Grandfather's Property, digital drawing, pencil, and tape on archival paper, 16.5 x 23.5 inches (41.9 x 59.7cm), 2017

My Grandfather's Property, (Uncle Nabil's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 7.4 x 9.2 inches (18.8 x 23.4 cm), 2018

Les Freres Maristes, digital drawing with thread, pencil, and tape on archival paper, 12 x 11 inches (30.5 x 27.9 cm), 2017

Les Freres Maristes, (my mother's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 6.3 x 8.3 inches (16 x 21.1 cm), 2018

The Seven Fountains Square, digital drawing, pencil, and tape on archival paper, 25 x 34.5 inches (63.5 x 87.6 cm), 2017

The Seven Fountains Square, (Uncle Nabil's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 8.8 x 9.3 inches (22.4 x 23.6 cm), 2018

Sednaya Military Prison, digital drawing, pencil, and tape on archival paper, 16 x 21.5 inches (40.6 x 54.6 cm), 2017

Sednaya Military Prison (Uncle Nabil's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 8.8 x 9.4 inches (22.4 x 23.6 cm), 2018

Tadmor Prison, digital drawing, pencil and tape, on archival paper, 16 x 19.3 inches (40.6 x49 cm), 2017

Tadmor Prison, (Uncle Nabil's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 7 x 8.9 inches (17.8 x 22.6 cm), 2018

Uncle Nabil's House, digital drawing with thread, pencil, and tape on archival paper, 25 x 34.7 inches (63.5 x 88.1 cm), 2018

Uncle Nabil’s House (Uncle Nabil's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 6.3 x 8.9 inches (16 x 22.6 cm), 2018

Installation Images, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY, October 25-Dec 15, 2018

Installation Images, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY, October 25-Dec 15, 2018

Installation Images, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY, October 25-Dec 15, 2018

Installation Images, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY, October 25-Dec 15, 2018

Installation Images, Jane Lombard Gallery, NY, October 25-Dec 15, 2018

Aleppo: Deconstruction | Reconstruction, is a series of 15 works on paper exploring places in Syria (mainly Aleppo) that are part of my family history, ranging from the everyday to the tragic, forming an Aleppo otherwise only reached through memory. Focusing on the destruction of the city and wondering if these places still exist, I’ve asked family members to help locate these places as a way of solidifying this disappearing landscape. I found these locations on Google Earth and created digital drawings printed on archival paper as a foundation, simulating bombed-out areas, and went back into them with tape, pencil, and thread. Each work sits alongside text, reading as part of a story with excerpts of memories, mainly from my Uncle Nabil and my mother, of these places defining what may no longer exist.  

Related Press:

Hyperallergic

Aleppo: Deconstruction | Reconstruction is now a book, published by Kerber Verlag in Berlin in April 2020, and will be in stores in Fall 2020. Please contact me if you’d like any advance copies.  See the press release here.

 

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My Grandfather's Property, (Uncle Nabil's memory), printed text on aluminum dibond, 7.4 x 9.2 inches (18.8 x 23.4 cm), 2018