alaa minawi (beirut - 1982) is a lebanese-palestinian artist based in amsterdam, netherlands. he has worked in more than 300 performances as a performer, light designer, and scenographer. he was a member of the lighting designers association (london,uk) between 2015 and 2018.
since 2010, alaa started creating his own installations:
2012 - "[a piano in my pillow]" - collaboration with vladimir kurumilian - beirut, lebanon.
2013 - "beyond myself..." - amsterdam, netherland
2014 - "my light is your light..." premiered Amsterdam still doing its world tour
2016 - “the bride" beirut, lebanon
2018 - "hand in hand..." cluij, romania
2020 - “waiting for it to end...” biesbisch, netherlands
his artwork my light is your light is registered in unesco year of light. 2015
he was nominated for best light art award by d’arc award, london, uk. 2016
since 2016, alaa started his artistic research about belonging and its relationship to physical spaces. This lead to a series of installations and perfromative installations all under the same name 2048 with subtitles changes. Exhibiting in:
"2048 – the machine" - 2018 - utrecht – netherlands
"2048 – bodies – borders – belonging" - 2019 – amsterdam – netherlands.
"2048 – what is in between" - 2019 – amsterdam / utrecht / roterdam – netherlands
ba in communication arts from the lebanese american university beirut, lebanon (2008)
ma in fine arts, scenography, and design from hogeschool voor de kunsten utrecht, netherlands (2018)
certificate to train in lighting design from rada (royal academy for dramatic arts) since 2009.
Alaa is a mentor at AHK university amsterdam and the founder of beirut summer school for theater & performance