Hazar Bakbachi-Henriot graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Damascus, Syria, and the University of Paris. Her unique work, which incorporates collage and painting, has been exhibited in France and in Europe.
Originally from Aleppo, a city known for its textile manufacturing, Hazar is now based in France. Her work, however, remains influenced by her roots and the desperate humanitarian situation in her native country. Last year Hazar organised two-week art workshops with women in refugee camps in Antakya, near the Turkish-Syrian border, in conjunction the organisation Emergency Solidarity Syria. Her aim was to get the women to tell their stories by making collective art that uses embroidery and tapestry as its medium.