Samir, Marwan Hamdan’s friend, was born and raised in Beirut, where he lived “illegally” with no civil rights due to his origins as a refugee. During his search for a ‘normal’ life and a sense of belonging, Samir was for a short period of time a member of the Lebanese Communist Party. After the defeat of the left, and feeling unable to relate to the real world, Samir creates his own alternative universe where victories are not impossible.

  • Marwan Hamdan

    Born in Beirut in 1980, lives in Beirut.

    Marwan Hamdan’s practice revolves around exploring documents (mainly images and recordings) of Beirut’s political and social modern history, with special interest in religion, mythology, belief and power systems. He participated in Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program, an annual interdisciplinary arts program (Beirut, 2012-2013) and was an artist in residence in De Ateliers (Amsterdam, 2013-2015).