Husam (34)

"I was born in Aleppo in 1981 in a small Muslim family and married a wonderful woman. I lived my whole life in Aleppo. First I studied at the Commercial Institute, after that I studied nursing. My favorite place in Aleppo is the old city (the castle and its surroundings).

I lived a happy and quiet life with my family and friends until the war began in Aleppo on 19/7/2012. The war started in a close area, but I could stay in my house for two years (despite the fall of missiles). When the war came in our neighborhood, it became a very dangerous situation, so I had to leave and decided to travel to Turkey on 15/10/2014. That's where I'm living right now.


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I have always made buildings of some small pieces as a hobby. In Turkey my hobby has become more serious and more professional. Then I made the Sultan Ahmed mosque (the blue mosque) and other models. Now I hope that I will succeed in this work and to be useful to my country wherever I live. Even if I never return back to Aleppo."

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Specially for this installation Husam made the Citadel of Aleppo. It was transported by plain to Amsterdam, because Husam did not get permission to come to The Netherlands.


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