Asem Al Bacha

Visual Arts - 2011
Born in Buenos Aires to a Syrian father and an Argentinean mother, Al-Bacha graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1968 and settled in Spain in 1987, where he is currently based in Granada. Al-Bacha has worked as a sculptor, writer and translator for many years. Since his first exhibition in Syria in the mid-1960s, he has been invited to participate in solo and group shows around the world, from Cuba to South Korea. Al-Bacha's works are housed in several private and public collections, both in the Middle East and in Europe. While having experimented with different forms and techniques, Al-Bacha is known for his expressionist sculptures that explore and address the human experience.