Yearning embodies the conflicting being navigating in time and space. In perpetual motion, one comes to be through constant phenomenological transformations. In her multi-media exhibited works, Azza Abo Rebieh deconstructs the struggles of the being, “that is the rhythm of the flutter of her wings give and take, make the path of her movements like a heartbeat and its eagerness, yearning, thirsty, to do everything and nothing…” Through her words and works of art, Abo Rebieh dismantles and reconnects the parts of one’s being. In this current exhibition Abo Rebieh puts on display a myriad of sketches, prints, paintings and watercolor, unveiling the transformability of the body by means of artistic endeavors.
Syrian artist Azza Abo Rebieh (1980) obtained her degree in printmaking from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Damascus University in 2002. Primarily interested in etching and engraving, Abo Rebieh extends her work to an array of other media and materials, including watercolors, threads, and tulle on canvas, Ink painting, and printing on leather. She has won three awards and participated in more than fifteen group exhibitions. In 2018 and 2019, Abo Rebieh held her first solo exhibitions at 392 Rmeil, managed and curated by Nelsy Massoud. Her works “The Boot,” “Accused of Homosexuality,” and “Still Singing” became part of the British Museum collection in 2014. Following an online art residency organized by Coculture and Ettijahat & Martin Roth Initiative, Germany (2021), an art residency for one month under Artist Protection Fund fellow in
the Bogliasco Foundation, Italy (2020), and the last residency of four months under Artist Protection Fund fellow in the American Academy in Rome, Italy (2019-2020), Abo Rebieh returns to Beirut with her show Yearning (2022) at the Saleh Barakat Gallery.