Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Zoro Mettini

Zoro Mettini (1949) is a Kurdish painter and sculptor, living in Germany. He was born in Syria, but because of politics, his family had to emigrate to Lebanon in 1964.
Mettini began studying with H. Hamwie at the Academy of Fine Arts in Beirut in 1969. He graduated with a diploma as a painter and sculptor. He then worked as an art teacher. In 1972 he was awarded the 2nd Prize of the American Academy of Art. In 1973 he worked as art director at the youth magazine Weekend and became a member of the Oriental Artists' Movement.
Since 1976 he lives and works in Berlin. He works as a lecturer at the Volkshochschule Steglitz for Painting and Sculpture.
In 1987, Zoro Mettini was awarded first prize by the Kunstamt Steglitz in a competition for a set design. In 1972 his work was attacked and destroyed at a group exhibition. In 1990 he received an award for his illustrations to poems by Nikolaus Lenau.

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