Shadi Abousada (b.1983 Sweida City, Syria) studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University, receiving a BA in 2009. His works were exhibited widely in Damascus until 2011 before he moved to Beirut, Lebanon where he currently lives and works. Since establishing himself in Beirut, Abousada’s works have been featured in exhibitions in Lebanon, the Netherlands, France, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Abousada enjoys working in a variety of media, exploring the qualities and challenges of paint, installations and video/digital works. He imbues everyday scenes with intimacy, symbolism and a wry sense of humour using colour to further create an arresting composition engaging the curiosity and attention of the viewer.