About

Born in Damascus, Syria in 1991, Noor Bahjat now lives and works in the United Arab Emirates. Having previously taken part in several group exhibitions and two Solo shows in Dubai and Manila (Her first solo with Ayyam gallery in Dubai in August 2015). Graduating with honors from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, Bahjat works from detailed sketches and self-portraits in a painterly, expressionist style and with a primarily figurative subject matter. Skillfully transitioning between warm and cool palettes Bahjat creates deeply atmospheric canvases infused with reoccurring, symbolic objects exploring the human form with attention to mundane moments in life. The Portrayed figures are expressionless variations of herself, her thoughts, and observation or others

Education:
2014 BA painting, faculty of fine arts- university of Damascus,Syria
2010 Drawing course The Russian Center ,Damascus Syria
2009 Fine art course , Adham Ismail Art Center ,Damascus , Syria

EMPLOYMENT:
2016-2017 Visual art teacher at Al Jalila cultural centre for children um suqaim Rd-Dubai

Residencies And Workshops:
2017 Yellow tranning  with Segni Mossi  at Al Jalila Cultural centre
2017 Ta’arouf workshop with SAFIR art and Sharjah art biennial
2016 printmaking workshop with the master Pandy Aviado,Manila , Philippines
2016 Residency, Galerie Stephanie,Manila , Philippines
2014 – 2015 Residency , Ayyam Gallery ,Al Quoz , Dubai ,UAE
2012 workshop , Mostafa Ali Gallery ,Damascus , Syria

Selected Solo Exhibition:
2016 Which one is your thread Galerie Stephanie, Curator: Liv Romualdez Vinlua, Parc Plaza, Manila, Philippines
2015 Young artist in residency Graduation show Ayyam Gallery, Curator: Jules Riechelman, AlQouz , Dubai, UAE

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2017 Splendida, Ardente at the Gli Acrobati Gallery
2017 Do the fish ever get seasick Syria art exhibition at artspace DA: MDAA Seoul Korea
2017 Collectivity: object and association in the UAE art world at Maraya Art centre  with “44 Untitled”
2016 Group exhibition at Satellite Gallery with Braking news
2016 Dubai art fair with RCA secret group with postcards “189” “834”
2016 Art fair Philippines At Galerie Stephanie
2016 Beirut Art Fair with Selection Magazine
2015 May – Young Collectors Auction with Ayyam Gallery. Lot :001
2014 The Human Situations , Faculty of Fine arts –University of Damascus ,Syria
2013 Sketches , Cultural Development Club , Jisr Abyad ,Damascus ,Syria
2012 Spring Exhibition ,Fin Arts Center , AlTijara ,Damascus ,Syria

Collections:
Bahjat’s works can be found in Barjeel art Faundation and private collections in the following countries: Syria – Dubai –Germany- Beruit- Manila