Tamim Sibai

b 1991 Syria. Lives and works in Berlin.


For the painter Tamim Sibai, born in Damascus 1991 and currently working and living in Berlin, art is a means to confront one’s own thoughts and feelings. Influenced by dialogue with the other(s), encountered behaviours, masks and mirror images, Tamim’s portraits reflect a mixture of the painted person’s image and the artist’s own feelings towards that person. His paintings style is colourful and he favors thick layers of oil paint as a technique. The colours are aggressive and applied out of free movement. Tamim’s paintings are lively and serious at the same time. Despite the wild and expressionistic tone, the figures transpire a certain sense of calm. Their faces are motionless and rigid.

He has shown his artworks in many exhibitions, including Damascus, Berlin, and Khartoum. His work is included in a private collections in Beirut, Khartoum, Graz, Montreal, Paris and Berlin.


  • Education
  • 2018 Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Painting at Udk, Class of Prof.
  • Bukhard Held in Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 Bachelor Degree of Arts in Painting at Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2018 “One Day” at Voodoo 55, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 “Fake Perfection” at Institut Français, Khartoum, Sudan
  • 2014 “Body Expressionism” at Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2018 “Mutare” at Mutare Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2018 Duo Exhibition “Conversation” at Institut Français, Khartoum, Sudan
  • 2017 “A Journey of Belonging” at Positions Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 “h2” at SEZ, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 “What the Weekend is Gallery 2” at Alte Münze, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 “EAF Collection” at Bogen Koncept Store, Kassel, Germany
  • 2017 “Enter Art Foundation” at Multipolster, Berlin, Germany
  • 2016 “Common Ground” at Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany
  • 2016 “Schau08” at Schauwerk, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 “Mariane” at Institut Français, Khartoum, Sudan
  • 2013 “Vision” at Nassar Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2012 “Sketches” at Mustafa Ali Gallery, Damascus, Syria
  • 2012 “2012 Group” at Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria

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