About Khaled Dawa
"Khaled Dawa was born in 1985 in Masyaf, Syria, and graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Damascus, Sculpture section, in 2007. Since then, the work of Khaled Dawa refers to a uni- verse filled with expectation. This expectation has both an act and as no act is a call, hope and looking to the outside, along with a silent, empty and silent withdrawal. The world he captures and figures continue to dig this and in turn overtaken by this paradox. The oscillation between their limitations brand fragile figures Khaled Dawa, and gives them a special energy; they go forward without movement, lit shade. The beginning of the revolution in Syria in which he ac- tively participates is causing a rupture or a radical change in the idle Khaled Dawa universe.
In the middle of 2013, the district where his studio is located is bombed and Khaled injured. Arrested and imprisoned, it is delivered to the Army to conduct its service. Refusing any mili- tary engagement, he deserted and has to flee Syria. Happened in Lebanon, he lived for a year in hiding before leaving for France where he arrived in October 2014. The long journey of a year and a half, where he has been in hospital, prison, enlisting, exile, closely linked to the events taking place in Syria today through his work and prints him a deep mark. Since October 2014 Dawa has lived and worked in France."