Rezk Afia

  • country
  • Syria
  • disciplines
  • drawing, installation, collage, engraving
  • languages
  • Arabic, English, French
  • born on 09.02.1980
  • in Arabie Saoudite
  • lives in Pontoise, France

contact information

  • rezkafia80@gmail.com
  • facebook : Afia Rezk
    instagram : afia_rezk

    biography

    Born in 1980 in Saudi Arabia, Afia Rezk is a painter and craftswoman who uses recycled material to create her work. She also does ceramics, engraving, silkscreen printing and installation, and works with organic elements and living materials. She studies Arabic literature at the University of Damascus, painting at the Al-Lujin Centre, and ceramics at the workshop of Tarek Abd Alhay. She teaches art to children and specialises in coordinating cultural events for them, especially after the revolution. She participates in numerous exhibitions in Syria and Lebanon. In 2018, she decided to flee the war with her entire family so that they could start life anew in France. She exhibits in Pontoise, Saint Briac, Lulea in Sweden. She runs art therapy workshops for children, teenagers and women victims of war. She is a guest resident at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Annecy Alpes from October to December 2020. She is as well a member of the agency of artists in exile.

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