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Safaa Alset

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Safaa Alset

Who among us does not have souvenir photos? We all keep pictures that express and document moments that passed in our lives, many memories, many feelings of joy and sadness, and people....cities.....places... who went through our lives. A picture is a beautiful and important item that preserves within it all the special and spontaneous moments throughout our life’s stages. Every picture has a story. Every picture has a memory. And I have tried to express a few of those endless memories, moments and photos

Born in 1974 in Homs, Syria , Safaa Al-Set studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University and graduated in1997. while briefly experimenting with multi-media graphic design, she chose to pursue a diverrgent artistic route.The artist shifted platforms, working with metal and using both steel and copper as means to create a body of works, which stands out through its rough texture and design. She sparks metal with life, and is able to transform its firm and rigid quality into an element that is animate and flowing. In her studio, Al Set plays with fire,heating and melding scrap pieces of iron and copper to form giant sculptures.

Solo Exhibitions

2021   “Souvenir Photo” Missionart Beirut, Lebanon 
2019   “Death Dwells Near me” Tajalliyat Gallery Damascus-Syria

2018   “Death Dwells Near me” Dar Al Nimer Beirut-Lebanon

2017   Art 17 London, London, UK

2015   “Yellow Barrel” Markheya Gallery, Qatar

2015   “Yellow Barrel” Art on 56th, Beirut, Lebanon

2011   “Shoe” with Albareh Art Gallery in collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue,


2009   “We are never alike”, Art House, Damascus, Syria

2008   “Women”, Ayyam Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2003   “Figures”, Maktab Aanbar, Damascus, Syria

1998   “Commedia dell’Arte”, French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria

 Group Exhibitions

2015   Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar

2015   Beirut Art Fair, Art on 56th, Beirut, Lebanon

2015   Art 15 London, Art on 56th, London, UK

2015   Collective 2015, Art on 56th, Beirut, Lebanon

2014   Beirut Art Fair, Art on 56th, Beirut, Lebanon

2014   Wadi Finan for Arts, Amman, Jordan

2013   Khawatem Art & Jewelry Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

2012   Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

2011   Al Telal Gallery, Kuwait

2010/11 "Let it be Jewelry", Damascus, Beirut, Bahrain

2010   Tajalliyat Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria