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Born in Damascus in 1975, Khaled YOUSSEF studied medecin at Damascus University before moving to France to achieve the title of surgeon.

Poetry and photography stared for him as a passion. Writing poetry is a way to escape for a better world, and to imagine a place full of hope and dreams.

Some moments of our life seem like dreams too when we open the eyes; that is why photos could give the possibility to keep dreaming and show beauty everywhere.

He started by capturing reflections in the water after the rainy days, and searching for interesting details in a wall or a simple scene of life in la Côte d'Azur and around the world.

Bubbles get a short life trying always to escape and flying faraway like our ideas, our good moments, or our dreams. It is also fragiles like relationships between people, ready to explose like the madness of our humanity sometimes, and transperents as we should be between us to avoide wars and crimes. That's why He creates them, follows them and trying to catch them with his camera.

Somehow he is creating wishes to see the world differently, with children's eye.
The adventure of bubbles is still travelling from place to place, from Istanbul to London, and from barcelona to Malta, to give a new perspective of cities and countries and to show, through these fragile reflections the diversity of destinations


Solo Exhibitions:

"Reflet-xion": nice 2012
"Faites les murs" nice 2012
"Somnan-bulle" nice: 2013
"Variations autour de la côte d'azur": Gorbio 2013
"Menton: ville onirique"; jardins de serre de la madonne, Menton
"Nouvelle perspective sur Nice": méridien Nice, 2013
"Bruxelles and Europe: through the lens of a bubble" 2014: Musée Boz'Art, Bruxelles, Belgium.
"Paris through the lens of a bubble": le Meridien Étoile, Paris, 2014
"London through the lens of a bubble": le Meridien Piccadilly, London, 2014
"Barcelone through the lens of a bubble": le Meridien, Barcelone, 2014
"Monaco through the lens of a bubble" : le Meridien, Monaco, 2014
"Malta through the lens of a bubble": le Meridien San Julian, Malta, 2015
"Oran through the lens of a bubble": le Meridien Oran, Algeria, 2015
"Split through the lens of a bubble": le Meridien Split, Croatia, 2015
"Emirates through the lens of a bubble": Dubaï, Abu Dhabi, Al Aqah, UAE, 2015
"The world through the lens of a bubble", Nice, France, 2015

Group exhibitions:

-Biennale of Venise 2015: "imago Mundi; Syria off frame" Benetton foundation, 31 August to November 1st 2015

-"Flight: explorations in movement, migration and freedom"; West Branch gallery, Vermont, USA, 2016

-"Fragments from Syria", Podium Mosaik, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2016 

-"behind the lines; contemporain art from Syria", Penticton art Gallery, Canada, july 2016

Festivals:

Trans-art: saint tropez
BackFire Art Fair: Zaandam, Netherlands, 2016

Salons:

Art Monaco 2012
Art basel Miami beach 2012

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