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ARTIST: Usama Alnassar

contact: Usama Alnassar
email: alnassarsculp@gmail.com
website: https://alnassar.it/
instagram: @alnassarsculpture 
                  @Alnassarcolour 
                  @Sculpturecourses

 

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

ALNASSAR was born in Damascus in 1975. He comes from a family of artists, both his maternal uncles are famous sculptors. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Damascus and in 1999 he arrived in Italy to finish his studies at the Accademia di Carrara. Like many other sculptors before him, he chose the Apuan mountain as the ideal place to work and develop his artistic talent. His studio is at the foot of the same mountains in which the quarries used by Michelangelo, " Cave Michelangelo”. A magical place, in the midst of an evocative landscape. It was here that Alnassar constructed an amphitheatre and other visionary constructions made with marble.

  • 1997 ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI DAMASCO, SIRIA
  • 1999 ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI CARRARA, ITALIA
  • 2000 CARRARA FAIR OF CONTEMPORARY ART “DAY OF ART”, ITALIA
  • 2000 COMUNE DI IMPERIA, ITALIA
  • 2001 “BIENNALE” ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI, CARRARA, ITALIA
  • 2001 COMUNE DI CARRARA, ITALIA
  • 2002 MUSEO DEL MARMO, CARRARA, ITALIA
  • 2002 GALLERIA "FULGFONIX", ETNE, NORVEGIA
  • 2003 MIUR CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO, ROMA
  • 2003 SIMPOSIO INTERNAZIONALE “NANTO PIETRA”, VICENZA, ITALIA
  • 2004 "THE ROYAL INSTITUTE KELLY GALLERY", GLASGOW, SCOZIA
  • 2004 SIMPOSIIO DI SCULTURA, WUNSIEDEL, GERMANIA
  • 2004 "EASTERN MARBLE AND WESTERN MARBLE" MOSTRA, MILANO, ITALIA
  • 2005 MOSTRA “KULTURUTVIKLING ASSOCIATION”, OS, NORVEGIA
  • 2007 GALLERIA STÒA, HOLMSBU, NORVEGIA
  • 2008 PRIMO SIMPOSIO INTERNAZIONE DI PITTURA IN SIRIA
  • 2008 MOSTRA DI PITTURA NEL MUSEO NAZIONALE DI DAMASCO, SIRIA
  • 2009 MOSTRA DI SCULTURA, NAAS MARBLE CAVE, NORVEGIA
  • 2009 “GRAVITA'”, GALLERIA ATHENE, DRAMMEN, NORVEGIA
  • 2010 "ARTSCAPE BIENNALE" MOSTRA DI SCULTURA, BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
  • 2010 RETROSPECT GALLERIES, BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
  • 2010 MOSTRA DI PITTURA E SCULTURA, RIVA SAN VITALE, TICINO, SVIZZERA
  • 2011 "THE HEART FOR LIFE IN JAPAN", THE EXHIBITION ARTE CHARITY, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORY ART, ITALIA
  • 2011 "ROUNDSCULPTURETRIP" MOSTRA, ALNASSAR STUDIO, CARRARA, ITALIA
  • 2012 "AUSTEVOLL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF ART", AUSTEVOLL, NORVEGIA
  • 2012 "ALNASSAR MESSAGES" MOSTRA, GALLERY ATHENE, DRAMMEN, NORVEGIA
  • 2013 "CORPI SILENZIOSI", LA STANZA DEL VENTO, MONTEMARCELLO, ITALIA
  • 2014 "AUSTEVOLL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF ART", AUSTEVOLL, NORVEGIA
  • 2014 "ALNASSAR - TRACCE D'ARMONIA", GALLERIA ARTETOTALE, PIETRASANTA, ITALIA
  • 2014 "ALNASSAR- TRA I DUE MONDI", RISTORANTE CAPANNINA CICCIO, BOCCA DI MAGRA, ITALIA.
  • 2016 oro bianco Castelnuovo val di Ceccina 2017 Vognhallen, Os , Norway
  • 2019 Hugget i steen, Akershus festning, Oslo, Norway
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ARTISTS STATEMENT

Alnassar is an visionary artist, he paints and sculpts using different materials. some of his works reflect his experience as a migrant, coming from Syria to Europe, and bringing with him a world of stories and images. the encounter with other culture affacinated him and made him become sensitive to the changes in humans life and relationships. Alnassar does not want to immortalise the moment but he wants to record the time, he does it using original techniques, the latest are the sculpting videos.