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Assem Al-Bacha

  • Biography
  • Artworks
  • Exhibitions
  • Participations
  • Books

1948 Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1956 Studies art at “Puedo” Academy – Buenos
1969 Graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria.
1977 Master degree in Sculpture at Surikov Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Moscow.

     Was born in Buenos Aires to a Syrian father and an Argentinean mother, and studied art & philosophy among three countries (Argentina, Syria & Russia).

Al Bacha is currently based in Granada, where he has worked as a sculptor, writer and translator for years. Since first exhibiting in Syria in the mid 1960s, he has gone on to participate in solo and group shows around the world, in galleries and cultural centers from Cuba to South Korea. His recent solo exhibition at Tajalliyat Gallery in Damascus received rave reviews, confirming the local following that he has amassed over the past forty years.

Often experimenting with different forms and techniques, Al bacha is known for his expressionist sculpture that explores a range of subjects and themes, most of which address the human experience.


Solo Exhibitions:
1975 Moscow.
1979 Arab Cultural Center in Damascus.
1980 Soviet Cultural Center, Damascus.
1987 “Farewell” exhibition in Ornina Gallery, Damascus.
Cultural Center in Pinto, Madrid, Spain.
1988 Pablo Serrano gallery, Getafe, Spain.
1989 Santa Catalina gallery, Madrid, Spain.
1991 Cultural Center in Pinto, Spain.
Cultural Center in Mulyadi Villalba, Spain.
1996-1997 Three exhibitions in Damascus: French Cultural
Center, Ishtar gallery, and Cervantes Institute.
1997 Jesus Puerto gallery, Granada, Spain.
2002 Art Center in Cairo, Egypt.
2003 “Open Doors” exhibition in the artist atelier, Granada,
Painting Exhibition at the Cultural Center, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates.
2010 Tajalliyat Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria.

• His artworks are exhibited in Berlin, Moscow, Beirut, Budapest, Kuwait, Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Paris, Malaga, Cairo…
• Some of his works are in private collections in Italy, France, Spain, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Syria, Britain.

Art Works and Pillars:
1988 Carved two artworks in the framework of Internation-
al Symposium for Sculpture in Santiago de Cuba.
2001 Participates in the International Symposium in Valdei-
glesias, Spain; Municipal acquired the artwork.
2002 Participates in the 6th International Symposium for
sculpture in Yishun, South Korea.
2004 Participates in the 1st International Symposium in
Dubai; wins the First Prize.
Ehingen International Symposium for Sculpture in
Germany; the Cultural Center acquired the artwork.
Portimao International Symposium for Sculpture in
Portugal; Municipal acquire the artwork.
The 1st International Symposium for Outdoor Sculp-
ture in Madrid, Spain. Wins the First Prize.
2005 Bira International Symposium for Sculpture in Spain;
his artwork is exhibited in a public park.
2006 The 1st Cyprus International Symposium for Stone
2007 Accomplished a bronze Memorial as tribute for the
Proletarians, Granada, Spain.

• Has many literary works, participated in the Arabic press, and translated many books into Arabic.
• Participated in many forums and international cultural events.

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