Majd Al Hamwi
|Country:||Syrian Arab Republic|
Majd Al-Hamwi graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Fine Arts (Oil painting department), in 2013. He participated in several collective exhibitions, as will as a solo exhibition in 2016 entitled Retrospective 2012.
He is the co-founder of the music band Hawa Sharki, that performed in outdoor spaces in Damascus, between the years of 2008 and 2011 .
In 2015, he produced - in Beirut - his first album: Ya Lateef.
He began working on several video experimental projects early on during
his university years. In 2013, he directed Operation Operation,
his first long documentary film - in partnership with Lawand Zaza, whom he collaborated with on his next films.
In 2014, Netherlands is Here, his experimental documentary produced as part of the Syria Mobile Film Festival, won both the 'Jury Award', and the 'Audience Award', The year after, and as part of the same festival, he directed 4th Floor, as a sequel. He then enrolled in Bidayyat's training program Introduction to Documentary Film Directing, and directed Cage to complete the trilogy.
In 2015, Ya Mal Al Sham, a one-minute video, was screened at the Venice Biennale.
He also created music soundtracks for a number of films, documentaries, animations, installations and live performances.