“Damascene Rose” by Eman Haram
In a Few Words
Born In: Damascus, Syria
Lives In: Montréal, QC, Canada / Amman, Jordan
Background: an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse life experience is made evident in the versatility of her media and subject matters.
Primary Themes: Home, Colonization, Erasure, Personal & Collective Memory.
Interested In: disrupting the mythical paradigms that frame the world in polarizing, moralistic dichotomies: mind/body, reason/intuition, written/oral, civilized/primitive, reducing very complex and interconnected realms to mutually exclusive worlds.
In a Few More Words
Born in Damascus, Syria to Palestinian parents from Haifa, Eman Haram is a visual artist of multiple identities and places of belonging. She grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and later moved to the United States where she studied and worked in New York, Florida and Washington, D.C. for two decades before moving to Canada.
Her work seeks to unlock latent time in the photographic image, and re-construct from residual fragments, personal and collective memories and histories, effaced through the violence of colonization and the passage of time. Recipient of Montreal’s Art Intercultural mentorship for 2009 in the category of the visual Arts. She works from Atelier Circulaire, one of the oldest print studios in Montreal, and currently lives between Montreal and Amman.
Eman's work has been exhibited publicly and featured in private collections, in Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
2018 Amman Image Festival VII, Nabad Gallery, Amman Jordan
2016 Oboro New Media Lab, Montréal, QC, Canada
2015 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair with Dar Al Anda, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Darling Foundry, Montréal, QC, Canada
2013 Iconographies, Image Festival Amman III, Amman, Jordan
2011 Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain
2010 Aleppo 8th International Women’s Festival, Aleppo, Syria