Since 2012 Fahed is based in Hamburg / Germany. He was born in 1970 in Majdal Shams / Golan Heights – an area that originally belongs to Syria. Since the Six-Day War of 1967 the western two thirds of this area are occupied by Israel. Since 2012 he lives in Hamburg, Germany. He studied Fine Arts at the Beit Beirl School of Art (HaMidrasha) in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Beit Berl College is a multi-disciplinary academic institution that focuses on education, society, art and culture. At Beit Berl education is considered an important means to foster societal change and social justice, hence Israeli jews and Arabs study side by side.


"I was born in the occupied Golan Heights in “Israel”, thus my work reflects the socio-political context in which I was born as an Arab-Syrian artist. As someone who has lived his whole life between two worlds, the question of identity is the principal question I deal with. On a daily basis my personal reality is confronted with the dilemmas of identity: On the one hand the Arab / Eastern culture which I was born in and grew up in, and on the other hand the Western culture to which I was exposed in recent years.

Living on this border line is a tiring and exhausting position to be in, however, it is a challenging and inquiring situation, which often exposes me to new questions and challenges. By dealing with the question of identity I try to examine the dimensions of the conflict between these two cultures. This conflict is expressed in various forms: politically, economically and socially.


Art for me is not a game. It is part of my reality and my life, it reflects reality in a sophisticated, sensitive and aesthetic way. Talent is the degree of ability to express what occupies my thoughts, feelings and mind. In my work I often apply black humor or stinging irony to evoke feelings of amusement and sadness at the same time.

My principal media are painting and video art, however, in my work I am not loyal to either one of these styles or techniques. I always try to explore different styles, techniques and media. Nevertheless, there is always a hidden or manifested connecting line in my work: The crossing of different media and techniques reflects my own crossing between the various physical worlds I live in. There is always a place of interrogation and search in my art, a position of uncertainty."

Fahed Halabi Artist

Solo Exhibitions

2019  |  Luminalität, Nachtspeicher24, Hamburg Germany

2017  |  Diaspora, Raw Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2016  |  Arabische Kulturwochen, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg Germany

2016  |  One More Round, Raw Art Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel

2014  |  Oriental Monochrome, Galerie Meyer, Hamburg Deutschland

2010  |  Two walls, Naoga Hayakra Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
  |  Town Hall Gallery, Geurnica Spain
  |  Bilbao Art Gallery Center, Bilbao Spain
  |  Yalla Bye, Medrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
  |  Fateh Modarris Art Center, Majdal Shams Golan Heights

Collective Exhibitions

2019  |  The Waters Of Nine Thirty, Fattoush Gallery, Haifa Israel

2019  |  Multidimensionality, Azaro Art Spaces, Hamburg Germany

2019  |  De_Mut, Xspon-Art Gallery, Hamburg Germany
2018  |  Werden, Xspon-Art Gallery, Hamburg Germany
  |  Who is this work, MinusOne Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
  |  Cats and dogs, Israel Museum, Jerusalem Israel

2016  |  Bread and Roses Art fair, Gallery Minshar, Tel Aviv Israel

2016  |  You have to be more than a rock, P8 Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel

2014  |  Kunst im Oberhafen, Galerie Kit, Hamburg Germany
2014  |  Foreigners Among Us, Beit El Karma Gallery, Haifa Israel
2013  |  Untitled, The University Gallery, Umeå Sweden
2013  |  Tovin, MoBy Batyam Museum, Tel Aviv Israel
2013  |  Effervescence, Nahom Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv Israel
2012  |  True Stories, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia USA
2011  |  Untitled, Galerie Rivoli 59, Paris France
2011  |  Another world is possible, Bezalel Academy Of Art Gallery, Jerusalem Israel
2011  |  Bread and roses Art fair, Gallery Minshar, Tel Aviv Israel
2011  |  Untitled, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston USA
2011  |  Untitled, CCA Kalisher, Tel Aviv Israel
2010  |  The Last Decade, Tel Aviv Israel
2010  |  Untitled, geh8 gallery, Dresden Germany
2010  |  Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv Israel
2010  |  Mémoire de l’avenir, gallery, Paris France
2009  |  Nisnas Holiday Festival, The Gefen House, Haifa Israel
2009  |  Men In The Sun, Herzeliya Museum, Herzeliya Israel
2009  |  Bread & Roses, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
2009  |  Fishing Metaphors in The Sea of Life, Jour par jour Cité, La Cobière Switzerland
2008  |  Old Jaffa Artists in a Fresh Rendezvous, Jaffa MuseumvJaffa Israel
2007  |  Not Israeli Art, The Picture Theater Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
2007  |  Untitled, GaBo Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
2006  |  Nisnas Holiday Festival, Haifa Israel
2006  |  Untitled, Shlush Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
2006  |  Final Project, Majdal Shams Art Center, Majdal Shams Golan Heights
2003  |  Artists of the Golan Heights, The Art Center Gallery, Majdal Shams Golan Heights
2003  |  Artists of the Golan Heights, Ibdaa Gallery, Kfar Yasef Israel
2003  |  Nisnas Holiday Festival, The Gefen House, Haifa Israel
1997  |  National Exhibition for Arab Artists, The Gefen House, Haifa Israel


2005  |  Excellence Award in painting, Beit Beirl School of Art/HaMidrasha, Tel Aviv Israel
  |  Canada-Israel Price, 1st place for the final project, Tel Hai College, Tel Aviv Israel

Art Residences

2011  |  Atelier Rivoli 59, Paris France

2009  |  Free Demension, BBK, Townhill City of Bilbao, Bilbao Spain
2008  |  laboratoire village nomade, La Corbière Switzerland
2007  |  laboratoire village nomade, La Corbière Switzerland


2003-2007  |  B.A. of Fine Arts, final project: Painting/Installation, Beit Beirl School of Art /HaMidrasha, Tel Aviv Israel
1995-1998  |  B.Ed. with Honors – Art Instructor Certification, Tel Hai College, Tel Aviv Israel