Yamen Yousef is a Syrian sculptor born in Tartus – Syria, 1982, living in Damascus – Syria, and looking for the ability to express the human form, to transfer and translate its language into a sculpture. Furthermore, the Syrian artist combines traditional sculptural knowledge and technical skills with contemporary issues, thus trying to create artworks that are reflect daily life.
Yamen Youssef works with different materials such as: bronze, wood, metal, plaster, stone, and recycled paper; in addition to many media forms used for artistic expression such as digital media, printing and drawing.
The Syrian artist discovered his talent at the age of 10 when tried to make some people, out of stones, which was influenced by the forested rural environment while playing with rocks, mud, clay and wood.
Yamen Youssef with his BA degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture, Damascus University in 2006, with a distinctive style illustrated by broad faces and heavily built bodies beside soft and optimistic postures.
The Syrian sculptor participated in many sculpture Symposiums, artistic workshops, and international and local art exhibitions in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, UK, USA, Spain and France, apart from working in dramas as a location designer, assistant and art director.
Yaman Youssef participated in: the “Sharjah Biennial”, with an invitation through affiliation with “Safir Art”, Sharjah – UAE, 2017, and “Ashkal Alwan- Homework Lebanon”, invited through affiliation with “Safir Art”, Beirut – Lebanon, 2017. Moreover, he participated in “Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Through the Arts” by Leadership program for international visitors in the USA, 2012
The eighth Dalba Festival “Sculpture Symposium”, Syria – Mashta Alhelu, 2020.
The seventh Dalba Festival “Sculpture Symposium”, Syria – Mashta Alhelu, 2019.
The sixth Dalba Festival “Sculpture Symposium”, Syria – Mashta Alhelu, 2018.
The forum for professional sculpture on sand, the third session, Latakia – Syria, 2017.
The second basaltic sculpture Symposium, Swaida – Syria, 2017.
The Symposium for professional sculpture on sand, the second session, Latakia – Syria, 2016.
The Symposium for professional sculpture on sand, the first session, Latakia – Syria, 2015.
The Stone Sculpture Forum “A Dialogue Between Two Generations”, Damascus – Syria, 2010.
Tartous first Symposium for sculpting on stone and wood, Tartous – Syria, 2010.
First Stone Sculpture Symposium “From Palmyra to Hassia”, Homs – Syria, 2009.
Workshop with young artists “Ghilan Alsafadi and Hussen Tarabieh”, Damascu – Syria, 2014.
Workshop in carving on linenium with young artists “Alaa Hamameh, Hussen Tarabieh and Yaser safi”, Damascus – Syria, 2013.
Work shop “Cement in preform 1 (sculpting)” at French Cultural Center and work & art atelier, Damascus – Syria, 2010.
Workshop “Cement in preform 2 (Relief sculpture)” at French Cultural Center and work & art atelier, Damascus – Syria, 2009.
Workshop “master students from Syria and Hamburg universities” with the German artist “Bia Shtatboimer at Goethe institute, Damascus – Syria, 2007.
Yamen Youssef worked as a location designer and assistant at “Souk Al Harir” series, Maysaloun for art production, MBC group, in Damascus – Syria, 2020.
Art Director at “Souk Al Harir” series, design and implementation of sculptures and miniature for the Lanes, Damascus – Syria, 2020.
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- Joint exhibition at Zawaya Art Gallery, the opening exhibition, Damascus/ Syria 2019
- Joint exhibition at Kozah Art Gallery, Sculpting 2, Damascus/ Syria 2019
- Solo exhibition at Fateh Almodarres gallery, Damascus/ Syria 2019
- Joint exhibition at Kozah Art Gallery, Sculpting 1, Damascus/ Syria 2018
- Joint exhibition at Art House, two generations, Damascus/ Syria 2017
- Joint exhibition at art on 56th art gallery, London/ UK 2015
- Joint exhibition “overlaps” at grass it up, Dubai 2014
- Joint exhibition “Last Supper” at venue art gallery In cooperation with Kozah art gallery, Beirut/ Lebanon 2014
- Participated in Istanbul art fair for contemporary art at art on 56th, Istanbul/ Turkey 2013
- Participated in Beirut art fair at art on 56th, Beirut/ Lebanon 2013
- Joint exhibition at art on 56th, Beirut/ Lebanon 2013
- Participated in Beirut art fair with Kozah art gallery, Beirut/ Lebanon 2012
- Joint exhibition “artists from Syria now” at Almashrabiah art gallery for contemporary art, Cairo/ Egypt 2012
- Joint exhibition “artists and poetries” at gallery Mustafa Ali, Damascus/ Syria 2011
- Participated in Menasart fair with Kozah art gallery, Beirut/ Lebanon 2011
- Joint exhibition “Cement in preform 1 (sculpting)” at French Cultural Center and work & art atelier, Damascus/ Syria 2010
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