Hazem was born in Aleppo in 1955. He began drawing at the age of 7 years where his passion for abstract art was clear.
Akil has been involved in more than 30 local and international exhibitions. His work has been shown in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, France, and New York.
He is a member of the Fine Arts Syndicate in Syria and the Gilgamesh Society of Fine Art in France.