Location: Paris (France)
Khaled Dawwa is a Syrian artist and sculptor based in France since the end of 2014. He was born in 1985 in the town of Masyaf, in western Syria. He completed his university studies in Damascus where he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts. Department of sculpture in 2007.
Since his earliest childhood, Khaled has been interested in the concepts of mass and dimensions. Then he began to experiment with the use of the tools available. This encouraged him to finish high school in the professional field. Thus, he acquired considerable technical expertise and supported his studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts.
The main characters in Khaled’s work began to crystallize with his Faculty of Fine Arts graduation project. Entitled “Pending” for the political and social subject to dominate later.
During her graduation project, which coincided with major political and social transformations in Arab societies, including Syria. Khaled’s obsession with the role and impact of art in people’s lives dominated his approach.
Later, Khaled joined the “Al Bustan” cultural group in Damascus in early 2011, where he helped establish and equip the center. He worked there until 2013. He then went to Lebanon where he spent a year in hiding. Secretly working and continuing his art through the creation of the Clay and Knife Facebook page.
Khaled currently lives in Paris and continues to work there in his studio.