— Lives and works in Berlin

Safi was born in 1976 in al-Qamishli, Syria, In 1997 he graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Printmaking Department from Damascus University, where he later received a Diploma of Superior Studies in Printmaking Art (1999). His works were shown in many solo and collective exhibitions and Biennales in the Middle East, Europe and USA. Safi's works were collected in private collections and museums, including The National Museum in Damascus, British Museum, Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin and The National Museum in Jordan. 1999-2001 Safi was a lecturer at the Engraving Department of Damascus University. 1999-2006 a Lecturer in the Printmaking Department in Adham Ismail Institute of Arts in Damascus. 2006-2009 Printmaking Department Supervisor at Sharjah Institute of Art, UAE.

Curriculum Vitae:
1976 Born in Qamishli, Syria
1997 BA of Fine Arts, Printmaking Department, Damascus University, Syria
1999 Diploma of Superior Studies in Printmaking, Fine Arts College, Damascus University
1999-2001 Supervisor at Printmaking Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University
2001 1st Printmaking award winner, Syrian Youth Exhibition, Damascus, Syria
1999-2005 Supervisor at the Institute of Printmaking Department Adham Ismail, Damascus
2006-2009 Printmaking Department supervisor, the Sharjah Institute of Art, UAE
2010 Workshop with collaboration the University of / Tripoli - Leipzig / for the visual arts

Solo Exhibition:
2018 Europia Gallery, Paris
2015 Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut
2010 Kozah Gallery, Damascus
2007 Portrait Gallery Cairo, Egypt
2007 The Majilis Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2007 Sharjah Art Museum, UAE
2005 Zara Gallery, Amman, Jordan
2002 Notus Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1999 French Cultural, Damascus, Syria

Group Exhibitions:
2020 Museum Lichtenberg im Stadthaus, Berlin
2019 “zeitgenössische Malerei aus Berlin”. Galerie Tempelhof Museum.
2017 Mosaic, Gut Altenkamp Museum, Papenburg, Germany
2017 After the Butcher Gallery, Berlin
2016 SMAC Gallery, Berlin
2016 Art_Lab Gallery, Berlin
2014 Kunststoff Syrien, Forum Factory, Berlin
2011 Art fair Beirut, Mark hachem Gallery, Libanon
2009 Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2008 Art fair-Dubai, Ayyam Gallery
2008 Ayyam Gallery Dubai inauguration-UAE
2008 Ayyam Gallery -Art& Design art fair- New York
2007 Biennale internationale de la gravure de Sarcelles
2006 7th Triennale Mondiale de l’Estampe , Chamalières, France
2006 Bilad al-Sham Gallery, Aleppo
2005 Collaborative project with Turak Theater, Aleppo & Damascus
2005 Dar words, Aleppo
2004 Asociazione culturale Atelier , Roma
2000-2003 5-6th Triennale Mondiale de l’Estampe, Chamalières, France

Public and Private Collections
British Museum, UK. Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, Germany. Atassi Foundation, Dubai, UEA. The National Museum in Amman, Jordan. The National Museum in Damascus, Syria.