Manaf Halbouni | October 2019-January 2020
Manaf Halbouni, born in 1984 in Damascus, lives and works as an artist in Berlin and Dresden. He studied sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Damascus and at Dresden University of Fine Arts and was a master’s student of Eberhard Bosslet from 2014 to 2016. His solo exhibitions and art projects in public space include Ostwind, (Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, 2020), Level 3 (Zilberman Gallery Berlin, 2020), Rubble Theater, (Glasgow, 2019), Monument (Dresden and Berlin, 2018) and Nowhere is Home (Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, 2016). Group exhibitions he has participated in include How the Light Gets In (Johnson Museum of Art Ithaca, 2019), Havana Biennale de Cuba (2019), 3rd Berliner Herbstsalon (2017), ASYLUM (Bielefelder Kunstverein, 2016) and SYRIE CRIS-ACTION (Institut du monde arabe Paris, 2014). He has received numerous prizes, most recently the HAP Grieshaber Prize from VG Bild-Kunst.
Manaf Halbouni was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2019 to January 2020.