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Born in 1952, Edward Shahda is a contemporary Syrian painter and sculptor. He began his creative journey in 1968 at the Suheil Ahdab Center in Hama before joining the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus (1991-1992). He then pursued a residence at the Anatoli Klankov Atelier in Russia.
As early as 1980, his work has been showcased at numerous regional and international solo and group exhibitions, including in Russia, Lebanon, Egypt, Dubai, Turkey, USA, Canada, France, Switzerland, England and China. Recent exhibitions include the Biennale in China in 2005 and 2008, as well as The Institute of The Arab World exhibition in Paris in 2008.