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Ayman baalbaki

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Painter and installation artist Baalbaki was born and raised in Lebanon in 1975 and lives and works in Beirut.

He studied Fine Arts at the Institut des Beaux-Arts in Beirut and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, and then received a Diploma from the University of Paris VIII (also known as the University of Vincennes in Saint-Denis).

As well as creating site-specific works in the Middle East and Europe, Baalbaki has exhibited widely, including the solo shows "Beirut again and again" (2011), Rose Issa Projects, London; "Ciel charge de fleurs", Luce Gallery, Turin (2010); "Ceci n'est pas la Suisse", Rose Issa Projects, London, (2009); "Apocalyptic Transfiguration", Agial Art Gallery, Beirut (2008) and “Ici est Ailleurs”, Agial Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (2006).

Group shows include "Arabicity/Ourouba" at the MEI, Washington DC, USA (2019); "Ourouba: The Eye of Lebanon", at the Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon (2017); "The Written City", Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Cityhall, Bruges, Belgium (2015); "White Light/White Heat, Glasstress, Venice Biennale (2013); "Safar/Voyage", Audain & O'Brian Galleries, Vancouver (2013); “25 ans de créativité arabe”, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2012-13); “Re-Orientations II", Rose Issa Projects, London (2012); “Art is the answer ! Contemporary Lebanese artists and designers”, Villa Empain, Brussels (2012); "The Future of a Promise", at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); "Arabicity", Rose Issa Projects at the Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool and Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (2010); "Nujoom: Constellations of Arab art", The Farjam Collection at Dubai Intrnational Financial Centre (2010); Rafia Gallery, Damascus, Syria (2009); "Bos Iaf", Sabanci University's "Kasa Art Gallery", Istanbul (2008); Sjatana workshop, Jordan (2007); “Thirty: Ayman Baalbaki and Sheelagh Colcough”, Studio 4-11, Belfast (2005); “CM3”, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris (2003); and “Contemporary Art Encounter: Imagining the Book”, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt (2002).

recent work (2014)

BEIRUT AGAIN AND AGAIn (2011)

SWITZERLAND IT AIN’T
(CECI N’EST PAS LA SUISSE)
(2009)
 
PUBLICATIONS:
ayman baalbaki:
beirut again and again
(2011)
 
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