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Nasser Soumi

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Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2014

- Watadour, concept and scénographie, Al Madina Theatre Beyrouth, Liban

 2012

-The sound of the universe, Elbareh Gallery, Bahrein.

2011

- Between Ebal and Gerzim, Bir Zeit University Museum, Nablus -Palestine

- Nebula, Agial Art Gallery, Beirut - Lebanon

2010

 - Memory of Indigo, Citadel of Aleppo - Syria

2007

 - Mère, Fils et Esprit, Aart International, Paris - France

2006

- Museo della Città et del Territorio, Cori - Italy

- Memory of Indigo, Chelparamam, Hyderabad - India

2005

- Olive Tree photographs from Palestine, Duke Diwan, Amman - Jordan

2004

 - En mémoire à Shafic Abboud, Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris - France

1999

 - Mise en lumière, Ecole nationale suppérieure de création industrielle, Paris - France

1998

 - Traces of the XXth century, Robert Debré Hospital, Paris
 - France

- Traces of the XXth century; Football, Artefact, Viaduc des Arts, Paris - France

1996

  - Icon for Jaffa, Darat Al Funun, Amman - Jordan

1993

 - Anadil Gallery, Jerusalem - Palestine

- Lelia Mordoch Gallery, Paris

1992

- Belad Asham Gallery, Aleppo - Syria

1991

 - Traces of Avignon, Place du Palais des Papes, Avignon - France

1990

 - A.R. Gallery, Brest- France

 - Maison des Associations Galerie, Marseille - France

1989

- Galerie Lelia Mordoch Paris- France

 - Sonia/K Gallery, Lille- France

1984

- Galerie Le Point Nommé, Paris- France

1982

 - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris- France

1979

  Sad Memories, Goethe Institute, Beirut - Lebanon



Collective Exhibition (Selection)

2016

- Unlike Other Springs, Birzeit University Museum Palestine

- Palestine - Contemporary Art from within and beyond the border, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection

2015

- Abu Dhabi Art Fair Ajial Gallery

- Bridge to Palestine, Mark Hachem Gallery,  Beirut, Liban.

- L’écho au chaos Bridge, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Liban.


2014

- Les Routes Bleues, “La Planète Bleue” Musée national Adrien Dubouché – Limoges.

-  Bridge to Palestine, Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beyrouth, Liban.

2013

- 400 Years of Palestinian Creativity, Bank of Palestine, Betlehem - Palestine

2012

- Refraction; Moving Images on

- Palestine,P21 Gallery, London - UK

2010

- Galerie Lelia Mordoch, Paris-France

2005

 - Fête de l’Eau, Installation Nuage Rectangulaire, Watwiller - France

2004

- The Contemporary Art Biennale , Mitry-Mory - France

- EMAAR, Art Symposium, Dubai - U.A.E

2003

- Livre International de la Paix, Mémorial de Caen - France

2001

- Galerie Le Pont Neuf, Brussels – Belgium

- Galerie La Tenturerie , Paris- France

- Les Ateliers Arabes, UNESCO, Beirut - Lebanon

2000

- Bateau Lavoir, Paris - France

 - Kamariya Gallery, Bir Zeit - Palestine

1999

- Navarra Gallery, Paris- France

1997

- Printemps Palestinien, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris-France

-  The Rock of Raouché, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut - Lebanon

- The Cube, Sharjah Biennale 4, Sharjah - U.A.E.

1996

 -  The Cairo Biennale, Cairo - Egypt

1993

 - Danièle Mitterand Foundation, Lille - France

 - Livre de la Paix , UNESCO , Paris

1991

- Salon Art Jonction , Nice – France

-  A.R. Gallery, Brest - France

1989

- Ars Electronica, Vienna - Austria

1986

- The Cairo Biennale, Egypt

-
 Salon de Comparaison, Grand Palais, Paris - France

-  Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw – Poland

1985

- Petit Format International », Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques - Spain

- Ninth Arab Biennale, Kuwait city - Koweit

- Salon Le-Trait, Paris

- France

 1982

- 33eme Salon de la Jeune peinture, Jeunes Expressions, Grand-Palais, Paris- France

- 13e Salon des Arts, Cholet - France

- Petit Format International, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques - Spain

- Salon Le-Trait, Paris - France

1981

- Kunsternes Hus, Oslo - Norway

1980

- Museum of Ceramics, Saragossa - Spain

 - UN, Geneva - Switzerland

- Wassiti Gallery, Bagdad - Irak

 - Museum of Modern Arts, Warsaw - Poland

- Oriental Museum, Moscow - Russia

- Intergraphik, Berlin - Germany

1979

- National Museum, Madrid - Spain

- Sixth Arab Biennale, Kuwait City - Kuwait

- Museum of Fine Arts, Lisbon - Portugal

1978

- Moussem of Assilah, Assilah - Morocco

1976

 - Arab Cultural Center, Damascus - Syria

Prizes

2006 UNESCO, Five continents medal

1996 First Prize of the Cairo Biennale - Egypt

Acquisitions

Kinda Foundation

AART, Paris

Museum of Sharjah, U.A.E

Arab Bank, Paris- France

Shoman Foundation, Amman - Jordan

Fondation Nationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris – France

 Musée d’Art Moderne, Tunis - Tunisia

Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris - France

Ministry of Culture, Damascus - Syria

Ministère de la Culture, Paris – France

National Museum of Bagdad - Irak

BIOGRAPHY

Nasser Soumi was born in Palestine in 1948. He studied art at the National School of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria, from 1971 to 1977,continuing his studies at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris France, from 1980 to 1982. Soumi is a painter and primarily an installation artist. He transforms a variety of ordinary materials into works of art. His work is an assembling of "eclectic and hand made objects". His use of the different tone soft he indigo blue coloure vokes the Mediterranean Sea and gives an impression of navigation and nomadic movement toward faraway land.

STATEMENT

Driven by my intuition, I express myself through my art in order tounder stand my being and comprehend the universe.

I look and search for the distant and the near, the visible and the invisible. The distant forme is the exterior that  relates to the whole universe where as the near is inside, buried within  me.

As an experimental artist, I venture in various disciplines to relay my feelings, enlarge my knowledge and share it with others. I yearn to understand from where we came and where we are going. I often refer to the astronomer Hubert Reeves who once said : “We are the dust of the universe.”