About

Samir Hamaiel is an artist based in Brisbane, Australia. With over 10 years of architectural experience studying and practicing in the UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong and most recently Australia, he has concurrently been developing an art career. The themes explored by Samir have been directly influenced and framed by this architectural background. He has a particular interest in the in-between; less celebrated urban spaces which have evolved over time and demonstrate their history with markings, signage and texture. This approach may be seen as a reaction against the architectural approach that often seeks to control. He is also fascinated by examining everyday objects in extreme detail so they appear to be something else altogether – they are elevated beyond the everyday and celebrated. In 2016, Samir was announced the overall winner of the Brisbane 2015 Art-force Awards for his painted Traffic Signal Box entry, ‘Growth’, and he has been a finalist in several Australian awards including the Calleen Art Award, Milburn Art Prize, Contemporary Art Awards and Lethbridge 10000. He participated in his first solo show, Borrowed Landscapes, last year at Graydon Gallery, Brisbane.

Education

1998-2005 Degree and Diploma in Architecture, University of Nottingham, UK
2007 Architects Registration, University of Westminster, UK
2015 BOAQ, Australian Architects Registration, Brisbane

Exhibitions

2018 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Red Room’ and digital work entitled ‘End of the Line’ both Finalists at 2018 Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, QLD
2017 BORROWED LANDSCAPES, Graydon Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD
2017 Honourable Mentions for photos submissions at international IPPAWARDS2017 for I Phone Photography in Architecture, Abstract and Tree categories
2017 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Prism’’ online Finalists at 2017 Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, QLD
2017 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Memorial Park’ and digital work entitled ‘Road’ both Finalists at 2017 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Strathpine, Moreton Bay, QLD
2017 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Tunnel’ and digital work entitled ‘Citadel’ both Finalists at 2017 Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, QLD
2016 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Reflector’ Finalist at 2016 St George Art Awards 2016, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2016 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Invert’ Finalist at 2016 Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, QLD
2016 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Tunnel’ Finalist at 2016 Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW
2016 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Inorganic Organic’ Finalist at 2016 Milburn Prize, Brisbane Institute of Art (BIA), Brisbane, QLD
2016 Painted Traffic Signal Box entitled ‘Growth’ announced as Overall Winner at Brisbane 2015 Art-force Awards, Brisbane, QLD
2016 RENDER 2016, Design Exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC
2016 SQUARE FOOT, Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, QLD
2015 Acrylic painting entitled ‘Stamford Brook Station’ Finalist at 2015 Contemporary Art Awards Australia, Brisbane, QLD

Press

2017 Ong, A. 2017. Places of Essential Change and Activity - SAMIR HAMAIEL, Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, QLD

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