Mohamed Al Mufti

Born in Damascus, Mohamed Al Mufti is an artist, architect and a professor at Alba (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts). He moved to Versailles, France in 1994 to pursue his studies in architecture, where he graduated from ENSAV (Ecole Nationale Supérieure D’Architecture de Versailles). Mufti held his first exhibition in France in 2003. Soon after, his work was featured in galleries and museums in France, Italy, Finland, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. In 2012, he moved to Beirut where his work depicted themes and reflections on Syria’s political and social scene. As a documentary artist, his work is an inspection of the urban landscape and its symbolic architectural structures.

His recent work provokes and questions collective memory and its vestiges by deconstructing and reinterpreting its inherited meanings and symbols. In rebuilding our memory, he posits that there are fundamental questions that we need to raise: What are the forms of our collective memory? What are its symbols and values today? What remains of it?