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I am a Parisian born French artist with a multimedia background. My educational credentials include art studies (Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs) and a master in Communication and Intellectual Property from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, France. Through the years, I have collaborated with National Operas and dance companies as a set and costume designer. Recent years have focused my attention to painting with sculpting and video installations to complement select painting series. I have exhibited in galleries in Paris (France), Helsinki (Finland), and United Arab Emirates and been presented in various Art Shows (Art Abu Dhabi, Art Dubai, Bastikiya Art Fair, Cairo National Biennale, Los Angeles Art Fair). After having lived in Scandinavia, Asia, a distinctive period in Africa with the Turkana tribe (Big Rift Valley-Kenya for the Series:”The sacred part of the other”), and the Middle-East (for the Series “Birds Eye Vision inside-out”), I now reside and work in Los Angeles, California. My work is supported by the Farjam Foundation for Contemporary Art and by private collectors in the Middle-East and Europe.

 

 

 

 

SELECTIVE EXHIBITIONS AND SET DESIGNS:

2018

 

Permanent exhibition, work in progress " Mechanics of the forgotten".

 

2016

 

Participation at The Los Angeles Art Show, Modus/Mark Hachem gallery (Paris, Beirut, New York) - Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA.

 

2015

 

Participation at BEIRUT ART FAIR, Jennifer Norback Gallery, Chicago - USA

 

2013

 

Participation at BEIRUT ART FAIR, Sophie Lanoë Art Gallery, Paris - France

 

2012

 

Participation at BEIRUT ART FAIR, Sophie Lanoë Art Gallery, Paris - France

 

2011

 

-March: “Art Dubai” Dubai, UAE

Gallery Salwa Zeidan, collective exhibition, Mixed media paintings on canvas.

 

2010

 

-December: “12th Cairo Biennial” Cairo, Egypt

Artist invited, presentation of mixed media paintings on canvas & video installation.

 

-November: “Art Abu Dhabi” Abu Dhabi, UAE

Gallery Salwa Zeidan, collective exhibition, Mixed media paintings on canvas.

 

-October: Show-off FIAC (Foire International d’Art Contemporain) Paris, France. Menasa boost, Mixed media painting on canvas.

 

-April: Solo exhibition at “Salwa Zeiden Gallery” Abu Dhabi, UAE

Presentation of the series “Birds eye vision inside-out”- Series of mixed media on canvas and sculptures.

 

-March: Participation at the 4th Free International Forum of Bolnano Art Fair, Italy. Video instalation entitled “Jebel Ali” selected in the program “man and nature” curated by philippe de Boucaud.

 

2009

 

-Participation at the Al Bastakiya Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

Series of Large format paintings entitled “The sacred part of the other” Work made in Kenya

 

with the Turkana tribe.

 

-Collective exhibition at Salwa Zeidan Gallery “Accrochage” Abu Dhabi, UAE. Series of mixed media on paper.

 

2008

 

Solo exhibition at Quang Gallery, Paris, France. Second series of oil drawings created in collaboration with the finnish designer Markku Piri entitled “test tube babies 2”.

 

1996

 

Set design and costume design for Finish National Opera “Firebird” production. Music: Stravinsky, Choreography: Jorma Watinen

 

1995

 

-Set design and costume design for Ny Dansk Danse teaters, Oslo, Norway (dance company) adaptation of the new version of “Petrouchka” and Set design and costume design for Introdance Dance company’s new version of “Firebird” production. Amsterdam, Holland

 

-1st Prize in the Finnish National Design Competition of the Year’s graphic for the collaboration with the Finnish National Oper1994

 

1994

 

-Solo exhibition at Bronda Gallery, Helsinki, Finland Second series of oil drawings created in collaboration with the finnish designer Markku Piri entitled “test tube babies 2”

 

-Set design and costume design for the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, Finland. Creation of a modern version of “Petrouchka” Music: Stravinsky, Choreography: Jorma Watinen

 

1993

 

Solo exhibition at Harjum Kahvilla Gallery, Helsinki, Finland: “skitsofrenia”, Series of paintings on paper

 

 

am a Parisian born French artist with a multimedia background. My educational credentials include art studies (Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs) and a master in Communication and Intellectual Property from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, France. Through the years, I have collaborated with National Operas and dance companies as a set and costume designer. Recent years have focused my attention to painting with sculpting and video installations to complement select painting series. I have exhibited in galleries in Paris (France), Helsinki (Finland), and United Arab Emirates and been presented in various Art Shows (Art Abu Dhabi, Art Dubai, Bastikiya Art Fair, Cairo National Biennale, Los Angeles Art Fair). After having lived in Scandinavia, Asia, a distinctive period in Africa with the Turkana tribe (Big Rift Valley-Kenya for the Series:”The sacred part of the other”), and the Middle-East (for the Series “Birds Eye Vision inside-out”), I now reside and work in Los Angeles, California. My work is supported by the Farjam Foundation for Contemporary Art and by private collectors in the Middle-East and Europe.