Art Exchange, 6:00 – 7:30pm
A chance to hear renowned Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj expand on ideas behind his artworks in Movement of the People exhibition. Issam will talk with Jess Twyman, curator of the show, surrounded by his artworks in Art Exchange.
Issam’s background is fine art, architecture and theatre design. Born in Suweida in the South of Syria, he trained at the Institute of Fine Arts in Damascus, the Repin Institute of Fine Arts in Leningrad and at Wimbledon School of Art, London. Since 1990, he has lived and worked in Cambridge, becoming a Bye-Fellow (2007–2011) and Artist-in-Residence at Christ’s College, where he is also lectures in art. Issam’s work has been widely exhibited internationally and collected by public and private collections alike.
Please join us for great conversation with an extraordinarily thought-provoking artist.