Aliaa Aboukhaddour

Aliaa Aboukhaddour is a Syrian-German artist and and art historian (born 1978 in Damascus lives and work in Germany).
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Damascus University. Art History PhD candidate at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. A Published Illustrator for various museum’s and other Cultural Institutions like „Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch“ in Oldenburg, Grimmwelt-Museum in Kassel.
Involved in different museum‘s Projects and educational public programms. Worked as an art mediator for documenta14, Museum Fridericianum, and Grimwelt-Museum in Kassel.
She participated in many group shows in Europe.

Over the last three years I started to examine the world between imagination and reality. This world is forming the foundation of content for my paintings and works on paper. My Artworks are claiming to create absurd scenery performed in what seems like everyday life and featuring the element of surprise in an unexpected depictions. Although i am fond of depicting Objects and landscapes i understand myself primarily as a painter of figures and faces. I like to combine the drawing and painting techniques in my artworks. I work with a variety of media, ranging from Pencils, charcoals, pastels, colored markers, watercolor and acrylics. As artwork surface i tend to use either paper or wood panels.