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EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS: 2018 March - Biennale of Contemporary Art - Dak’Art (Dakar, Senegal) January - Addis Video Art Festival (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) 2017 October – Nuit Blanche - Galerie Mamia Bretesche, (Paris, France) October - Burren College of Art (Ballyvaughan, Ireland) September - Play, Semana de Videoarte - Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (Corrientes, Argentina) August - Medrar for Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt) January - Sursock Museum - 32nd Salon d’Automne (Beirut, Lebanon) 2016 Aknoon Art Gallery, (Isfahan, Iran) Azad Art Gallery (Tehran, Iran) Area: lugar de proyectos (Puerto Rico) Museo de la Mujer (Argentina) Post Galerija - Kaunas in Art 7th Contemporary Art Festival (Kaunas) Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes - Espacio Enter Canarias International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture (Tenerife, Canaries) Tengri Umai Art Gallery (Almaty, Kazakhstan) 2015 Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille - Female / Femlink (Lille) Galerie Mamia Bretesche - Video Before / Video After (Paris) Galleria Huuto - PIKKUJÄTKÄ (Helsinki) Le Cube Centre de Creation Numerique - Female / Femlink (Issy-Les-Moulineaux) ARTos Foundation - 7th X-Dream Festival (Nicosia) Espacio Puerta (Bilbao) 2014 Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Kiev, Ukraine) Kaunas in Art contemporary Art Festival - Meno Parkas Galerija (Kaunas, Lithuania) Institut Francais (Ile Maurice) Centro de Arte contemporáneo (Quito, Ecuator) 2013 Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle – KINO.LAB - (Warsaw, Poland) Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (Riga, Latvia) 2012 Sursock Museum - 31st Salon d’Automne (Beirut, Lebanon) French Institute in Beirut - Medarat / Istikshaf platform in collaboration with Roberto Cimetta Fund (Beirut, Lebanon) Biennial of Contemporary Art, Galerie 4 Barbiers (Nimes, France) Exhibition of the ALBA and the Ministry of Culture art collection - ALBA University (Beirut, Lebanon) Temporary Art Centre (Eindhoven) X-PERIMENTAL - Maqam Gallery (Lebanon), curated by Anima Gallery (Qatar), Festival Signes de Nuit (France) & LAAPS (Lebanon) Casa Internazionale delle Donne (Italy) Centro Cultural Casa Talavera - Mexico City, Mexico 2011 "Artists for Peace" - Piece Unique Gallery - Medical Association for Prevention of War (Beirut and Fremantle – West Australia) " The 30th Salon d’Automne of Sursock Museum", juried show - Beirut Exhibition Center (Beirut, Lebanon) 2010 Exhibition of the Lebanese Association of Artists and Painters - UNESCO Palace (Beirut, Lebanon) 2009 Personal exhibition - Hotel Le Bristol (Beirut, Lebanon) 2008 UNESCO Palace (Beirut, Lebanon) 2007 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - Abu Dhabi Int’l Fine Arts & Antiques Fair (Abu Dhabi, UAE) 1997 National Museum (Beirut, Lebanon) - Ephemeral mural painting ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT ME: Visual artist and art instructor. Living and working in Beirut. 2010 MA in Visual Arts 2000 MA in Interior Design Universite de Montreal (Canada), ALBA (Lebanon) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT MY WORK: My artwork reflects on personal identity of individuals through the social, the cultural and the religious. In my work I also explore notions of belonging, territory and unstable geography. My artistic medium are drawing and video. My use of drawing as a main artistic medium is a deliberate choice that involves a particularly slow and meditative human-led process, labeled as obsolete in comparison to other quicker artistic mediums like the digital. This choice comes as a metaphorical reaction to the increasing praise of an economically productive use of time, and to the desecration of leisure time as a basic human need. This deliberate choice of a time-consuming drawing medium aims at re-questioning and redefining the notion of time efficiency by stretching time inversely from the economically productive back to the human centered meditative time scale.

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Prizes and merit grants: 2012 Sursock Museum - Emerging Artist Prize - 31st Salon d’Automne (Beirut, Lebanon) 1997 Best ephemeral artwork for National Museum's reopening (Beirut, Lebanon) Collections: First National Bank (Lebanon) Consulate General of France in Montreal (Canada) Ministry of Culture (Lebanon)

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