Ali Yass


Die Flut (The Flood), 2022

Die Flut (The Flood) is a series of 20 paintings that explores the relationship between water and dreams. Conceived a few months after witnessing massive floods in Germany, Ali Yass attempts to measure time in relation to the surroundings throughout three different phases of a flood: before, during and after. Through the process of painting and developing his works, Yass explores how narratives are formed and contextualised by the elusive and unconscious space of dreams and memory.

Ali Yass
(b. 1992) is a painter and filmmaker. His work entangles personal and collective memory in its interrogation of power within the realm of the psycho-affective. He received his BA in Visual Arts from The University of Jordan in 2015. His work was exhibited in Amman, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Berlin, Nottingham, Gera, New York City, Frankfurt, Washington, D.C. and Essen. He currently lives in Berlin, where he continues his studies at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin).


  • Die Flut (The Flood). 2022. Chinese ink and acrylic on Misumi Kozo paper. Dimensions variable (suite of 20 paintings)