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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.
For additional information about this artist, visit Mutual Art