Born in 1988 in Aleppo, Syria, Toufic Hamidi graduated in 2011 from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Aleppo University, specialising in etching, hand printing and graphic works. In 2012, after the civil war broke out in Syria, he moved to Saudi Arabia, and went on to live in Istanbul, Turkey, where he participated in two art residencies, both in 2015 and 2016. Hamidi experiments with printing, carving and painting on canvas or on wood. His paintings derive from a turmoil of emotions. However, his works of printing originate more from a place of tranquil and of peaceful state. Hamidi’s main theme in his works is memory, and binding both past and present. Today, he lives and works in Salqin, Syria.
2016 Adasanat, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Group exhibition, Bant magazine, Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Group exhibition, Artanit gallery, Sfax, Tunisia
2014 Circles of Memory, Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2014 Jeddah Art Week, Group exhibition, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2013 Acoustic Tea Lounge & Art Gallery, Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2012 Group exhibition, Lam Art Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia