Mazen Al Ashkar

Multidisciplinary artist working with multimedia installations, sound, video and text. Exhibited in Damascus, Sharjah, Dubai, Amsterdam, Brussels, Amman, The Hague and Utrecht. Graduated from Master Artistic Research, the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2021 and from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University in 2013.

 

Exhibition History

2022

– “The Ways of Water”, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

– “A Stairway to the Highway”, EXBUNKER, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2021

– “Graduation Show 2021”, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands.

– “Sun Kissed // Fog Off”, Master Artistic Research at Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands.

2020

– “Actuele Kunst In De Oude Bieb”, Utrecht Down Under, Utrecht, Netherlands.

– “See-Saw”, Just Shout #4, atelierroute Utrecht at 'de Kersenboomgaard' community, 

   studio number 12, Utrecht, Netherlands.

– “See-Saw”, Just Shout #3, Galerie 21, Vorwerkstift, Hamburg, Germany.

– “The Ongoing Conversation”, Master Artistic Research at 1646, The Hague, Netherlands.

– "A Simple Fizz" Master Artistic Research at Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands.

2019

– "Ma'rad", 3&55 Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

– “Qala 0.8900”, Samt, Darat Al Funun, Amman, Jordan. 

– “The Breadth of 104.5°”, Kaaistudio’s and Moussem Nomadic Arts Center, Moussem Cities: Damascus, Brussels, Belgium.

2018

– "Window", Galerie De Vijf Ramen, Arnhem, Netherlands.

– “Mission Nose Out”, Beautiful Distress, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

– “Give Us The Museum”, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

– “Sawt (2a): Qala 0.8900”, Samt, Grey Noise, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE.

2017

– Samt “On Being Vertical Against Your Horizon”, www.samt.co.

2016

– Sharjah Art Foundation, “Vantage Point Sharjah 4” Sharjah, UAE.

2012

– “The Youth Forum at Damascus Historical  Castle", The Ministry of Culture and Arts, Damascus, Syria.

– “Graduation 2012”, The Faculty of Fine Arts, Swaida, Syria.

 

Residencies

– AMARRE, residencies for artists in exile, Moussem Nomadic Arts Center, Brussels,  Belgium, June 2018.

– Artist in residence, KunstFaam, Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands, March 2017.

 

Other

– Graphic designer, Dancing on the Edge, Amsterdam, 2019-present.

– Graphic design and communication volunteer, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, 2018-2019.

– Graphic design intern, Dietwee merk ontwerp communicatie, Utrecht, 2017-2018.

– Graphic designer, Franklin Covey Middle East, Dubai, 2015-2016.

– Graphic designer, Al Sham Advertising, Dubai, 2013-2014.