He can only recall that as a child, he felt captive in a dream of vibrant colours. It was very clear that later, this fascination for colour held a promise of a very unique gift, which he continued to explore and develop while studying for a Bachelor's Degree in fine Arts faculty at Damascus University, It was here that he understood how colour can be so powerful in voicing any reality we may try to deny, until he became with the company of colours, drawing the ugly face of war with no fear.
Ala' Hamameh was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1983. He graduated from the Visual Communications Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University 2005. He is an independent painter, photographer, creative director, and video installation artist.
While in Damascus, Ala' continued working on developing a solid identity of his self-expression, showcasing rich and varied artistry including; painting, photography, graphic design, installations, and video art.
When the war reached its climax, he had no choice but to left his homeland. Concurrently, in 2015, he was invited by the House of the Cultures of the World in Berlin to present his Artworks with the scope of discussing the concept of Acting within a humane society.
Hamameh’s selected solo exhibitions include “Gedächtnis eines Koffers” at BASIS, Frankfurt and "Dialogue Tables" at Europia, Paris. and his film “a Suitcase memory” has been shown at the opening of the new national museum MUZA in Malta. Alongside this, his works appeared internationally in numerous group exhibitions across Syria, France, Netherlands, Italy, Lebanon, Turkey, Switzerland, and Germany. He is also a co-artist with the Caravane Culturelle Syrienne that creates cultural events across Europe.
Although Syria was the cradle of his spirit, the land of his childhood, and the soil in which all of the themes of his artwork are rooted, Germany, a centre for progressive trends, granted him such a fresh home where he works full-time at his atelier in Frankfurt am Main. after his first years in exile, he became aware that his biggest fear was forgetting! Talking about memory after these years did not only become an essential part of his work but developed into an approach towards fertility of impact and a future of influence.