Buthayna Ali

1974 (Damas)
Living in : Canada
Working in : Canada
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Although Buthayna Ali completed her training in France and currently resides in Canada, her artistic sensibility has lost nothing of its Syrian origin. Her installations, which she exhibits all over the world, show a deep analysis of the society in Syria. Buthayna Ali’s work focuses on her “environment and inconsistencies.” She uses abstraction to bring her audience closer to the work and create opportunities for interaction with the public. Thematically, she is interested in 'contradictions by getting closer to society and its states, as well as its concerns and inconsistencies'. Using images, signs and objects, she criticizes the socio-political dimensions of imposed cultural conventions. After studying Fine Arts at the University of Damascus, Syria, Buthayna moved to Paris for his graduate studies to obtain a Diploma of Painting from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (ENSB-A) and a Master’s Degree (DEA) in the history of Islamic art of Paris IV Sorbonne, Paris. Buthayna Ali has been a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Damascus in Syria since 2001.

Artist's issues

Issue 26

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