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Tammam Azzam, born in Damascus and currently based in Berlin, is represented by Kornfeld gallery. Graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 2001, he honed his skills through workshops with renowned painters like Marwan, who greatly influenced his career.

Initially working in mixed media, Azzam shifted his focus to express the tragedy of his war-torn homeland, creating poignant artworks depicting the destroyed cityscape of Damascus. His acclaimed Syrian Museum series gained viral attention in 2013 for overlaying photos of destroyed buildings with iconic European master paintings.

In 2016, Azzam moved to Germany, where he explored paper-collage techniques alongside paintings, highlighting the physical remnants of conflict and the importance of rebuilding. His works have been exhibited worldwide, including at Ayyam Gallery in Dubai, Art Dubai, Untitled Miami, and Haines Gallery in San Francisco. Notably, his pieces are housed in prestigious institutions like the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah and the For Site Foundation in San Francisco.

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Tammam Azzam

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Crossing Borders Maa’Bar

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