'What is Home to You?’, an exhibition by renowned Syrian-American architect and artist Mohamad Hafez is taking place at our Gallery until February 19.
An architect by profession, Hafez’s artwork was triggered by his inability to return to Syria during his architecture training in the US because of visa issues. Homesick, he began making models of his beloved homeland to provide an outlet for his emotions.
The upcoming exhibition reflects the political turmoil in the Middle East through the compilation of found objects, paint and scrap metal. Hafez creates photorealistic, three-dimensional scenes that architecturally represent the urban fabric of the Middle East and serve as backdrops for political and social expression; promoting a global awareness about the ongoing Syrian conflict.
Hafez’s artwork has recently been featured in several highly acclaimed exhibitions and profiled on National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The New Yorker.
Visitors can schedule tours during the University’s working hours by clicking on this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-home-to-you-a-solo-exhibition-by-mohamad-hafez-project-spaces-tickets-244303086107
Find out more about this exhibition at this link https://gallery.qatar.vcu.edu/what-is-home-to-you/