Poline Harbali

Her artistic practice is constructed around the search for her identity, which is particularly difficult when she has no direct access to her family in Syria for political reasons. Poline then started to work on family memories through collected photographs which are then superimposed, wrinkled, redesigned, printed on transparent or textile fabric or burned iron, pictures sent by her family.

Poline’s art strives to pose questions on various topics including femininity in the familial and political context and to expand the traditional use of materials into a new context. Also, she’s wondering about how to find a place, a territory to fit together paradoxal cultures of children born from immigration.

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Title: Le Damas des autres (Damascus of the others)
Medium: Mixed media on photograph
Size: 50x70cm
Date: 2015-2016

 

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Title: Le Damas des autres (Damascus of the others)
Medium: Mixed media on photograph
Size: 50x70cm
Date: 2015-2016

 

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Title: Le Damas des autres (Damascus of the others)
Medium: Mixed media on photograph
Size: 50x70cm
Date: 2015-2016

 

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Title: Le Damas des autres (Damascus of the others)
Medium: Mixed media on photograph
Size: 50x70cm
Date: 2015-2016

 

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Title: Le Damas des autres (Damascus of the others)
Medium: Mixed media on photograph
Size: 50x70cm
Date: 2015-2016

 

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Title: Le Damas des autres (Damascus of the others)
Medium: Mixed media on photograph
Size: 50x70cm
Date: 2015-2016

 

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Title: Le Damas des autres (Damascus of the others)
Medium: Mixed media on photograph
Size: 50x70cm
Date: 2015-2016

 

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Title: Le Damas des autres (Damascus of the others)
Medium: Mixed media on photograph
Size: 50x70cm
Date: 2015-2016