Collection: Talin Hazbar

Born in Aleppo, Syria, Talin Hazbar (b.1988) is a UAE-based multi-disciplinary creative.

Talin Hazbar works across architecture, design and art to connect with surrounding landscapes and the intricate materiality of the natural world. Through her research-based study of architecture, she looks to redefine material experimentation to better understand the context of landscapes, material properties and organic processes so that they may be both sensitively and functionally applied in creative practice.

Talin Hazbar, by Océane Sailly

Through her practice, Talin Hazbar aims to showcase the overlapping boundaries in the urge of investigating the ecological, historical and social aspects to form closer links. She refers to her work as structures of impermanence; structures that at times mutely build-up and accumulate and at others decay into their surrounding landscape. The interest lies on the macro and micro scale of the existing natural landscapes where certain behaviors occur. In her work, impermanence is defined through creating organic structures, organic systems that allow for organic growth within a certain set of parameters where we can control and predict growth whilst allowing for unpredictable moments to exist.

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Talin Hazbar (b. 1988) received her Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Sharjah in 2012. 

In 2015 she completed the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Emerging Artists Fellowship program in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design, Abu Dhabi and the Tanween Design Program, Tashkeel, Dubai. In 2018 she was commissioned to exhibit in "Co-Lab: Contemporary Art and Savoir Faire" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi and was selected in 2020 for the dieDAS Fellowship program 2020 in Design Academy Saaleck. 

Her work has been exhibited in the United Arab Emirates and internationally at fairs and institutions including Design Days Dubai, Dubai Design Week, Beijing Design Week, Warehouse 421, Third Line dxb Gallery and Art Dubai and has been published internationally through different publications such as Architectural Digest, Designmena, Financial Times, Grazia France, Disegno, wallpaper.

Picture on the right: courtesy of the artist.