Bio:


Yazan Maksoud believes that art can deliver effective social messages and create change. Working mostly with sculpture and design, he translates these messages from his visual approach towards mass and form, experimenting to give the artwork the ability to reach more senses and being interactive with the surrounding. Maksoud is intrigued by the issue of patriarchy and its effects on communities. He believes in the importance of feminist movements to reach a more rhythmic society.

        Syria, 1988
        Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Yazan Maksoud

2019

The Absence Of The Syrian Artist, Group exhibition, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio, USA.


2018
• The Dialectic of Trinity  for the Silent room of PAX
• Group exhibition at Artfarm (Grenzeloze kunst)
• Part of De Kunst Van Het Sjain art festival in Schiermonikoog

• Design the Silent room of Pax.
• Part of Give Us The Museum at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as an artist and co-curator.

• Participant Object Rotterdam with Makers Unit..



2017

• Part of Open day in Cor Unum Ceramics & Art
• Participant in DDW collaboration with Makers Unit.

• Nasam finally arrived.

• Artist in residence at Kunst Faam. in Schiermonekoog island.
•Group exhibition at Les Grands Voisins, Paris  collaboraton by Revest-Life, Link art projects and Pocket Stories, Paris.
• Three day collaboraton with internatonal aritsts, creating art out of life-vests to establish a positve dialogue on refugees.



2016

• Part of me moved to Amsterdam
• Art project (Pleased to Meet You) in collaboraton with artst Ingrid Opstelten, exhibited in various locatons in the Netherlands.
• Art workshops for children at Dutch refugee recepton centres. Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers (COA) and stchtng De Vrolijkheid
• Group exhibiton by Odyssey Gallery with The Hoge School Van De Kunst in Utrecht, Netherlands.



2015

• Work at the studio of aritst Patrick Bergsma in Art Farm in Heerhugowaard, Netherlands.
• left Syria.
• Partcipated in the Annual Spring Exhibiton, Ministry of Culture, Damascus, Syria

• Executve designer of the Events Hall for the Workers Guild, Damascus.


2014

• Designer at the Syrian Pavilion at Damascus Internatonal Fair.
• Group exhibiton The Last SupperBeirut, Lebanon, organized by Kozah Art Gallery.
• Partcipated in the Annual Spring Exhibiton, Ministry of Culture, Damascus, Syria. 2014.


2013
•  Hide in the shadow

• Worked as Artst Assistant with artst Maysan Salman at Kozah Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria.
• Partcipated in the Annual Spring Exhibiton, Ministry of Culture, Damascus, Syria.
• Design the doors and windows of the Syrian Pavilion at Damascus Internatonal Fair [Material Iron].
• Organizer and coach of therapeutc sculpturing workshop for diabetes and thalassemia children Polyclinical Center, Ministry of Health, Damascus.
• Designer at the Syrian Pavilion at Damascus Internatonal Fair.



2012

• Organizer and coach of therapeutc art workshops for refugees At Qudsaya suburb schools, in cooperaton with Work and Art Studio.
• Organizer and coach of therapeutc sculpturing workshop for diabetes and thalassemia children Polyclinical Center, Ministry of Health, Damascus.
• Group exhibiton Clay and Ink at Hanin Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria.
• Designer at the Syrian Pavilion at Damascus Internatonal Fair



2011

• Graduation project
• Organizer and coach of therapeutc sculpturing workshop for diabetes and thalassemia children Polyclinical Center, Ministry of Health, Damascus.



2010

• Partcipated in the workshop (Formaton in Cement 2) at Work and Art Studio, Damascus, Syria 2010


2009

• Partcipated in the Second Basalt Sculptng Symposium in Swaida, Syria.