Born in 1983 // Beirut, Lebanon.
Ali El-Darsa lives and works between Berlin, Toronto and Montreal. He holds a Master of Visual Studies (MVS Studio) from the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia/Cyberarts from Concordia University, Montreal.
His work in video, installation, performance and printmaking, deals with issues of identity, concepts of the self and personal histories, examined within the margins of public and private structures.
Language plays an important part in El-Darsa’s work, as a medium of examination, reexamination, mediation and reflection that often questions the specificity of print and electronic media, and their crucial part in creating networked, mediated memories and narratives.