b. 1988 in Damas, Syria. Lives and works in Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon.


Majd Abdel Hamid's work is mainly structured around embroidery, a traditionally female craft in Palestine, which he taught himself. Majd Abdel Hamid favours small-format works, adapted to the scale of his hand and his exile. He composes abstract motifs based on personal memories and on images from the Internet. Working alone with simple materials, he has developed a compulsive and comforting practice that enables him to confront the tensions and conflicts that are shaking the modern world. Making, undoing and remaking — ways of warding off time and trying to come to terms with the world.