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Speaker Frankfurter Buchmesse

Manaf Alattar


Manaf Alattar is a Syrian artist based in Berlin. He started drawing at a young age, inspired by music and by life around him. Back in Syria, Manaf studied Graphic Design. He then moved to Istanbul where he started his career, before ending up in Berlin, his current main residence. Initially, Manaf focused on doing his own kind of art-dark doodles, tribal art and illustrations were among the mixed techniques he developed over the years. During his first few years in Berlin, he collaborated with different art collectives, performed live drawing, and exhibited his art at Germany’s biggest music festivals such as Fusion, Lollapalooza, Bucht der Träumer and some underground techno raves. He also co-founded the art and music collective ‘Schabernack’ together with some of his friends.