BIOGRAPHY

BAHZAD SULAIMAN

Born 1991, Rmelan, Syria.

Visual artist, performance maker and Lectureship for performance art at HBKsaar

EDUCATION

2017-2019 Academy of Arts, Saarbrücken, Master of Free art, by Prof. Georg Winter, Prof. Daniel Hausig, Prof. Eric Lanz.
2012-2015 Damascus University of fine Arts, Damascus, Bachelor of Sculpture.
2012-2015 Higher Institute of Theater Arts, Damascus, Bachelor of theater design.
2009-2011 Intermediate Institute of Applied Arts, Damascus, Sculpture.

EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCE, Solo

2021 Performance ZWICHWN, Encore Festival, Theaterschiff Maria – Helena, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2021
 Solo exhibition ISO-BODY, AUTOMAT artspace, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2019
  Performance MIKROKAOSMOS, SPARTE 4, Saarländisches Staatstheater, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2019  Performance Die Konvulsion, HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2019  Performance INDIVIDUATION, Handwerker Gasse, Völklingen, Germany.
2018  Performance Die Begrenzung, Galerie der HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2015  Solo exhibition at Art House Gallery, Damascus, Syria.

FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES, FORUM, SCHOLARSHIPS /Selection

2021 Fellowship enoa programme, Immersive residency, France.
2021 Look Up residency, ArtReach & Coculture, Berlin, Germany.
2021 Interdisciplinary laboratory with CHEERS FOR FEARS in FREIRAUM, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2020
LIBERTY Creative Europe Programme, ArtReach, Manchester, United Kingdom.
2020 Berliner Festspiele, Theatertreffen, International Forum, Berlin, Germany.
2019 IMPACT19 – WEAVING TRACES, Performance symposium, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany.
2019 World Wood Day, International Woodcarving, open air museum Stübing, Austria.
2019 Deutschland-Stipendium for talented and high-achieving students, Germany.
2018 DOLERS RESIDENCY. LAND ART, Dendermonde, Belgium.
2018 Die politische Dimension der Kunst “performance with Planet Dance Ensemble” kunststiftung Erich Hauser, Rottweil, Germany.
2018 Performing entities “Choreography and performance with Prof. Georg Winter” ADBK, Nürnberg, Germany.
2018 STEPPING TO THE LEFT, HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2017 ZORES-Kunst WERK statt Landsweiler-Reden, Germany.
2015 World Wood Day, Eskisehir, Turkey.

PARTICIPATION PROJECT /Selection

2021 Moving Opera, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Spain. 
2021
Shadowing oper THE ARAB APOCALYPSE directed by Pierre Audi, LUMA, Arles, France. 
2021
FREEDOM project, Reflektor teatar, Belgrade, Serbia. 
2020
Concept developer for performance NKK NXT, Staan & Opvallen, Utrecht, Nederland.
2019 Concept developer for exhibition, Sketch for Syria, Kreis Galerie, Nürnberg, Germany.
2019 Concept developer for performance ,Saarland State Awards, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2018 Between the object and the body, by Kris Verdonck, ADBK, Nürnberg, Germany.
2017 Monotype workshop by Magdalena Grandmontagne, Beckerholz-Filstroff, France.
2017 FLAX Open Academy in Akademie der Künste Berlin, by artist Norbert Bisky, Nasan Tur, Berlin, Germany.
2016 Fine Arts Workshop by Katharina Grosse and Nasan Tur, Goethe Institute for the Diaspora, Berlin, Germany.
2014 Ceramic sculpture, National Centre of Visual Arts, Damascus, Syria.
2013 Recycle for fashion, Higher Institute of Theater Arts, Damascus, Syria.
2011 Medal Workshop, by Anna Wątróbska, Institute of Applied Arts, Damascus, Syria.

EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCE /Selection

2021 You Are Not Alone, Salon Am Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany.
2021
SWITCH II, Center for International Light Art, Unna, Germany.
2020
You Are Not Alone, Penticton Art Gallery, Canada.
2020 Terrain vague _ c.a.l.m, Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart, Germany.
2020 Journeys Festival International, Leicester, United Kingdom.
2019 Schwimmreifen Performance, Schlosspark, Celle, Germany.
2019 Baum & Bild, DFG, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2019 Capturing Conflict Art – On the Rocks, Byre Studio, St. Andrews, Scotland.
2019 World Wood Day Foundation, Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria.
2019 Warum weinen, Frankfurt, Germany.
2018 Experimance 3.0.MAUERPFEIFFER, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2018 KONSTRUKTION DER WELT.KUNST UND ÖKONOMIE, Volume V, Kunsthalle, Mannheim.
2018 KI_L_MUC_SA_R, Galerie der Künstler, BBK, München, Germany.
2018 FENCE DANCE INTERNATIONAL, Kunsthalle Museum, Mannheim, Germany.
2018 Quarantäne 9, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2018 FENCE DANCE INTERNATIONAL, Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst, Germany.
2018 DOLERS. LAND ART, Dendermonde, Belgium.
2018 Kaputt, Galerie der HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2017 Children’s rights in the VHS center, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2017 City Museum in Neu Isenburg, Germany.
2017 Syrien, Kunst und Flucht 2, Frankfurt, Germany.
2017 Syrien, Kunst und Flucht, Artrmx Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany.
2017 Echo of Homs, DEPO Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
2017 kunst in der Mensa, University of Medicine, Homburg, Germany.
2016 Bremen Vegesacker Kunstherbst, Haven Höövt, Bremen, Germany.
2016 Gebrochene Flügel, Frauenbüro, Homburg, Germany.
2016 Syrien Kunst und Flucht, Kultur Bunker Köln, Cologne, Germany.
2015 World Wood Day, World Wood Day Foundation, Eskişehir, Turkey.
2015 Promising Creation, Culture Center, Damascus, Syria.
2015 Wood Exhibition, Art House Gallery, Damascus, Syria.
2014 Discussion of Young Artists, Culture Center, Damascus, Syria.
2014 Monopoly, Art Café, Latakia, Syria.
2014 Karkaz, cultural meeting place, Damascus, Syria.
2014 Annual Spring Exhibition, Asaad Pasha Museum, Damascus, Syria.
2013 Fingerprints, Qamlishi Cultural Center, Qamlishi, Syria.
2013 New Spring, Culture Center, Rmilan, Syria.
2013 Old city, Bab Touma, Damascus, Syria.
2013 Ono heik, cultural meeting place, Damascus, Syria.
2012 Annual Spring Exhibition, Asaad Pasha Museum, Damascus, Syria.
2012 Seventh Exhibition for Young Artists, Riwaq al Fann Gallery, Damascus, Syria.
2012 Five Young Artists, Empty House, Al-Malikiyah, Syria.
2011 Young Syrian Talent, al-Rawak Hall, Damascus, Syria.
2011 Annual Spring Exhibition, Asaad Pasha Museum, Damascus, Syria.
2011 Medal Workshop Exhibition, Nation Hall, Damascus, Syria.
2010 Mustafa Ali Exhibition, Mustafa Ali Gallery, Damascus, Syria.

WORKSHOP leader, COURSE lecturer

2021 Performance Course Picnic + hiking = Performance, HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2021 Performance Course Object + you = Performance, HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2020 Performance Course “Body and Movement“, HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2020 Kurdish Folk Dance, TFFB, WABE, Berlin, Germany.
2019 Performance Course “Movement and Space“,HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2019 Kurdish Folk Dance, De Centrale, Ghent, Belgium.
2019 Kurdish Folk Dance, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany.
2019 Movement and Performance with kurdischer Music, Kunsthalle Museum Mannheim, Germany.
2019 Kurdish Folk Dance, SIMAT, Berlin, Germany.
2018 Kurdish Folk Dance, Folk marathon, Porto, Portugal.
2018 Kurdish Folk Dance, Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg, Germany.
2018 Kurdish Folk Dance, STEPPING TO THE LEFT, HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
2017 Kurdish Folk Dance, Folk marathon, Brno, Czech Republic.

THEATER

2014-2015 Dancer in Jullanar Ensemble, Damascus, Syria.
2012-2015 During study designed many Plays: King Lear (Shakespeare), The Cherry Orchard (Anton Chekhov), The ritual of signs and transitions (Saad Allah Wannous), Story in a Zoo (Antwan Olbi), Higher Institute of Theater Arts, theater design, Damascus, Syria.
2015 The Masks for the Iraqi author Karim al Jathir as a graduation project “Videos installation artwork” Higher Institute of Theater Arts, theater design, Damascus, Syria.
2015 Costume designer “Countries of the Sun” Dance Performance, Jullanar group (dance troupe) Opera Hall, Damascus, Syria.
2015 Stage designer for plays “The Jury” by director Wihad Suliman, Damascus, Syria.
2015 Accessory designer for campaign “I Have the Right to Learn” OF Syrian secretariat of Development.

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