Nizar Ali Badr

Nizar Ali Badr is an established Syrian sculptor from Latakia, Syria, whose simple stone sculptures tell complex stories.

Words are not his thing, but stones.

Nizar Ali tells the story of Syrian families using stones to depict human emotions, and the suffering and hardship of war. He tells the story of migration using stones to depict the gravity of the crisis and the refugee crisis, and his portrayal is painfully accurate.

The scenes are minimalist and intimate, yet are also sharp and distressing narratives. People, family, love, children, joy… Sadness, sorrow, misfortune, war, death, migration, exile…

Melted in the midst of an unimaginable collection of stone compositions and sculptures arranged by the artist’s hands, one can feel wisdom, simplicity, a great love for humanity, and hope.

Nizar Ali’s stone sculptures are also a witness of solidarity among all the people of the planet whose lives are destroyed by war.