Issam Kourbaj

Born 1963 in Syria
Based in Cambridge, UK

Issam Kourbaj

Issam Kourbaj in front of the wisteria at the Master’s Lodge in Cambridge, his favourite place in the UK

Issam Kourbaj‘s installations explore ways in which light sources, mirrors, and lenses can be used as three-dimensional poetic narrative devices. He studied art in Damascus, St.Petersburg and London. Kourbaj has been based in Cambridge since 1989, where he is Artist in Residence and Bye-Fellow at Christ’s College.

Click here for Kourbaj’s dialogue with Syria-based artist Hazem Alhamwi.