|Experimental video | dv | color | 2'35'' | Syria | 2005
More and more we communicate through our own way of thinking, without trying to understand the mentality, background, or politics of the 'other' one.
"Untitled": he's standing behind the window, using all his senses.
In comes dialogue.
Bassam Youssef Alkhouri is an artist originally from Katana,
Syria. He has a Bachelor of Visual Communication from the Academy of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syrai, where he studied from 1988 to 1993, and a Postgraduate Research & Practice in Art from the Dutch Art Institute,
Enschede, The Netherlands, where he studied from 2003 to 2005.
His exhibitions include:
May 2006 - "Here as the center of the world",
Dutch Art Institute, NIASD
May/June 2006 - La 6eme edition des journees de la photographie de Damas, Le Centre culturel francais de Damas, Damascus, Syria; March 2006 - Festival International d’Art Video
Casablanca, Morrocco; May 2005 -
Open Daizzz Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, The Netherlands; A Consumption of Justice
Arts Center Dyarbakir,
Art Gallery of the Greater Municipality of Diyarbakir, Turkey; April 2005 - Arts Centre, Dyarbakir, Turkey; November 2004 - Crossing The Border
Opstandingskerk, Enschede, The Netherlands; April 2004 - The Big Communication Nanjing Art Academy, China; March 2003 - Howden Festival, East Yorkshire, England; April 2003 - Assyrian New Year Convention City Hall, Hengelo, The Netherlands; March 2002 - AL-Tajalliat (The Visions)
Holy cross halls, Damascus, Syria;
Sept. 2000 - Darat Al Funun
The Arts Home, Amman, Jordan; May 2000 - Passion Week, The Armenian Church, Damascus, Syria; May 1997 - Passion Week, The Round Theatre, Damascus, Syria; Jan. 1994 - Many and Almanawia
Goethe Institute, Damascus, Syria.
Since Alkhouri's arrival in The Netherlands in 2004, he has become interested in working with video, derived from his experiences of daily life.
List of exhibition, filmography...