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Camille Zakharia graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University Halifax Canada in 1997 and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1985.
Zakharia uses his camera to document the journey taken since his departure from Lebanon. Through photo-montage, collage and print he both reveals and reconstructs his encounters with people and places, exteriors and interiors. Within this process is an exploration of home, identity and belonging in the context of a globalized condition.
Zakharia has received numerous accolades for his work. In 2010, he exhibited in the Reclaim project at the Bahrain Pavilion of the Venice Biennale’s 12th International Architecture Exhibition, winner of the Golden Lion Award for best National Participation. In 2009, he was shortlisted for the prestigious Jameel Prize that opened at the Victoria and Albert museum. He is the recipient of Canada Council for the Arts and Nova Scotia Arts Council Production Grants, and winner of 3 First Prize in the International Photography Awards.
Zakharia has exhibited prolifically across North America, Europe
and the Middle East, including – Venice Biennale Italy,
Victoria & Albert Museum London UK, Canadian Museum
of Civilization Quebec Canada, Musee du Quai Branly Paris
France, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Japan, Sakip Sabanci
Museum Istanbul Turkey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Halifax Canada, Wichita Center for the Arts Kansas USA, Hong
Kong Shenzen Architecture Biennale Hong Kong China, National
Art Gallery Bangladesh, National Museum Damascus Syria,
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Sharjah UAE, National
Museum of Bahrain, Brunei Gallery London UK, Art Gallery at
Saint Mary’s University Halifax Canada, Gallery 44 Centre
for Contemporary Photography Toronto Canada, Museum of Fine
Art Florida State University Florida USA, Appleton Museum of
Art Florida USA, Royal College of Art London UK, La Villa des
Arts Casablanca Morocco, Sharjah Art Museum Sharjah UAE, Lucy
Mackintosh Gallery Lausanne Switzerland, Art Gallery at
Virginia Commonwealth University Doha Qatar, Bin Matar House
Muharraq Bahrain, Al Riwaq Art Space Manama Bahrain, Clayton
Staples Gallery Wichita State University Kansas USA, Artemisia
Gallery Chicago USA, Dal Tech Exhibition Room Halifax Canada,
National Museum King Abdul Aziz Riyadh KSA, Bait Al Zubair
Museum Muscat Oman, Loutro ton Aeridon Athens Greece, Saba Cultural
and Artistic Institute Tehran Iran, Anna Leonowens Gallery
Halifax Canada, Beit Al Quran Manama Bahrain, Bait Muzna
Gallery Muscat Oman, Multicultural Arts Resource Centre Halifax
Canada, Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur Montreal Canada,
Maison Jamsheer Muharraq Bahrain, Al Baranda Gallery Muscat
Oman, Barjeel Art Foundation Sharjah UAE, Royal Institute of
British Architects (RIBA) London UK, Art Sawa Gallery Dubai
UAE, Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival
John Moores University Gallery Liverpool UK.
Zakharia’s works are in private and public collections including – Canadian Museum of Civilization, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Museum of Bahrain, Wichita Center for the Arts, Beit Al Quran, Dubai International Financial Center, Barjeel Art Foundation, Musee Suisse de l’Appareil Photographique and Art Gallery at Saint Mary’s University.