• Subject : Art Appreciation
  • No. of Sessions : 1
  • Time Schedule : 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Dates : 20 October 2010

  • Fee : AED Free
  • Audience : Seniors (15+)
  • Speaker/Instructor : Camille Zakharia
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | ALQUOZ
  • Description:  

    In his first public presentation in Dubai, Camille ZAKHARIA will walk the audience through a captivating visual journey, discussing major projects completed in the last 15 years, reflecting on issues related to sense of self and belonging. 
    This is an inspiring talk by a leading contemporary photographer from the Middle East who has a long association with British Council, and it is highly recommended for arts enthusiasts.
    The event is organized by British Council and Art Sawa.
    Camille Zakharia uses his camera to document the journey taken since his departure from Lebanon. Through photo-montage, collage and print he both reveals and reconstructs his encounters with people and places, exteriors and interiors. Within this process is an exploration of home, identity and belonging in the context of a globalized condition. 
    Zakharia has received numerous accolades for his work. Most recently, he exhibited in the Reclaim project at the Bahrain Pavilion of the Venice Biennale’s 12th International Architecture Exhibition, winner of the Golden Lion Award for the best National Participation. In 2009, he was shortlisted for the prestigious Jameel Prize. He is the recipient of Canada Council for the Arts and Nova Scotia Arts Council Production Grants, and winner of 3 First Prize in the International Photography Awards.
    Zakharia has exhibited prolifically across North America, Europe and the Middle East, including – Victoria & Albert Museum London UK, Canadian Museum of Civilizations Quebec Canada, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Canada, Wichita Center for the Arts USA, National Art Gallery Bangladesh, National Museum Damascus Syria, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization UAE, Art Gallery at Saint Mary’s University Canada, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography Toronto Canada, Museum of Fine Art Florida State University USA, Appleton Museum of Art USA, Sharjah Art Museum UAE, Art Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, Bin Matar House Bahrain, Al Riwaq Art Space Bahrain and Clayton Staples Gallery USA.