Fadi Yazigi (Syria) was born in Latakia and graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1988.

Among the most important contemporary artists working in Syria today, Fadi has had numerous solo and collective exhibitions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

During his time in London, Fadi experimented with new forms and created several responses that reinvent the complexity and movement of Poussin’s Sacraments in his signature style of clay relief. He also delivered a lecture at the National Gallery (Poussin’s Sacraments – Rites of Passage and Continuing Creativity) with curator Jo Hedley as part of the National Gallery’s Lunchtime Lectures programme.

In association with:

British Council (Syria)

Artist’s website



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