Born 1974, Damascus
lives and works in Canada - Syria
Buthayna Ali's work focuses on her' milieu and its inconsistencies'.
She uses abstraction to bring her audience closer to the work and in
order to create opportunities for audience interactions.
Thematically, she focuses on 'contradictions by getting closer to the
society and its states, as well as its concerns and inconsistencies.'
Using images, signs and objects, she critiques the socio-political
dimensions of imposed cultural conventions.
New vision Arab contemporary art in the 21st
After studying Fine
Arts at the University of Damascus, Syria, Buthayna moved to Paris for
her graduate studies to obtain a Diploma in painting from the
Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts of
Paris (ENSB-A) along
with a Masters degree (DEA) in History of Islamic Art from Paris IV
Buthayna Ali has been a Professor on the faculty of Fine Arts at the
University of Damascus, Syria since 2001.
has recently exhibited her work in:
Ca' Corner della Regina - Fondazione Prada
- Venice (IT), The Art of Writing -Pictures are written - Wiesbaden (DE)
Told, Untold, Retold - Arab
Museum of Modern Art - Doha (QA), Sharing Waters sauna meets
hamam - Istanbul (TR),
- Beirut (LB)
Other Shadow of the City - Jerusalem (PS), Taswir - Pictorial Mappings
of Islam and Modernity, Martin-Gropius-Bau - Berlin (DE), Bastakia Art
Fair - Dubai, (UAE) 2009, 11th Cairo Biennial (EG), Glow Festival -
Eindhoven (NL)Traversées ArtParis (FR) 2008, Darat AlFunun - Amman
(JO), 10th Istanbul Biennale (TR) , Sexy Souks in Point
Ephémère - Paris (FR) 2007, Alrywak Gallery - Damascus (SY) 2006, Brunei
Gallery - London (UK) 2004, Atassi Gallery - Damascus (SY) 2003,
National Museum - Damascus (SY) 2002