TAREK MOURAD     



Publications

2019 - Shakkei: the "here", the "there" & the Selfie. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of Politics of the Machine - Beirut 2019.

Curriculum Vitae

Forthcoming Exhibitions
2020 - Journeé de l'Estampe Contemporaine - Paris. Participating by invitation with a retrospective of prints from "Anonymous Faces & the Space-time Characters", "Rooms of Neglect", "Oferings to the altar: Ritualistic still life." & "Authority, self-attributed. On exploring the quotidian dialectic between the artist, his environment and the unnatural stupidity of society." This participation was made possible through the effort of Sabine Delahaut, Jean-Michel Uyttersprot and the event organizers Christian Massonet & Corinne Lepeytre in partnership with JoopStoop.

2021 - First semester - Proposed traveling exhibition between France and Belgium. Details to follow.

2021 - Second semester - Simart, Aalesund, Norway. Details to follow.

Past Exhibitions
2019 - "Offerings to the Altar: Ritualistic still life" - Simart - Alesund, Norway. - This exhibition explores how a still life can be composed and re-composed in order to later be interpreted and re-interpreted. These different readings redefine the banality of the still life transforming it into an object of ritual; only to later be exhibited to the viewer where it will loose its ritualistic value in favor of the political.

2019 - "Printed Voices from Lebanon: Social and CulturalReflections " - Kennedy Heights Arts Center - Cincinnati, USA. - Collective exhibition by Lebanese printmakers. Participated with "Postcards of Better Days I & II", "Unknown Memory", "Oblivion" and "Entropy".

2019 - Politics of the Machine Conference, Beirut, Lebanon. - Participaiting with "Automatic Art Validating Machine" - 2019 - Computer, screen, internet connection, printer. In cooperation with software engeneer Omar Abou Nassif.

2018 - 33nd Salon d'Automne at the Sursock Museum - Participaiting with "Misstatement on the Libanus-circumscribed disorders" - 2018 - Oil, typewriter, stamps, pen, plexiglass and metal clips on seven strips of Hahnemühle cotton paper.

2018 - Beirut Art Fair - with Artlab Gallery - Participaiting with "The Copenhagen Interpretation Portrait" - 2018 - X-rays & negatives printed on silver gelatin fiber base paper, with interaction of stamps and pigment pen.

2018 - Rooms of Neglect - Solo exhibition at Artlab Gallery, Beirut. The exhibition proposes a “second hand” look of the quotidian domestic scenes by drawing, or painting straight from a photograph. This allows for a forensic view into these “Rooms of Neglect” a crime-scene view of our familiar private places.

2018 - Beirut Mon Amour - Collective exhibition by the Institute of Visual Communication at the International University of Beirut, Beirut. - Participated with “Untitled Poster” - 2018 - Time capsule photograph printed in offset posters for visitors to take one and hang on the street.

2017 - Cultures & Stereotypes - Collective exhibition on printmaking at Artlab, Beirut. - Participated with “Altar for a Money Worshipper” - 2017 - Aquaforte and Aquatint.

2017 - Reconstructing Memories - Collective exhibition at Artlab, Beirut. - Participated with “Unknown Memory”- 2017 - Embossing and aquaforte.

2016 - 32nd Salon d'Automne at the Sursock Museum - Participaiting with "Tenderness" - 2016 - Mezzotint

2016 - "Caras Anonimas - Space-time Characters" - Simart - Alesund, Norway. The third "book" of this ongoing project was exhibited at Le Pavé d'Orsay, in Paris. As the artist tells the story of each of his Space-time Characters, in the hopes of freeing them from their perpetual cycle in space-time, we witness as how, in fact, he is closer and closer to them, until, at one point, he takes their places.

2016 - "Caras Anonimas - Space-time Characters" - Le Pavé d'Orsay - Paris, France. The third "book" of this ongoing project was exhibited at Le Pavé d'Orsay, in Paris. As the artist tells the story of each of his Space-time Characters, in the hopes of freeing them from their perpetual cycle in space-time, we witness as how, in fact, he is closer and closer to them, until, at one point, he takes their places.

2014 - "Caras Anônimas" (Anonymous Faces) at the Centre Culturel Brésil-Liban by the invitation and sponsorship of the Brazilian Embassy in Beirut showing the original photographs of the 1994 "Caras de São Paulo" (Faces of São Paulo) and the works that followed through the years in different medias such as oil, drawing, watercolor, printmaking and sculpture. The theme itself is the perpetuation of social inclusion in the city of São Paulo and other metropolis.

2001 – Exhibition of the photographs form the collection "Caras de São Paulo" (Faces of São Paulo). Invited to exhibit in "Lembrar é Resistir" (To Remember is to Resist) at the Municipal Chamber of Setúbal – Portugal, in May of 2001. Organized by the course of museology and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Oliveira Bruno. The project involved the turning into a museum the building of the former DOPS-Departamento de Ordem Politica e Social (Department of Political and Social Order). This was also part of the pre-project for the permanent exhibition at Estação Pinacoteca (Museum of Contemporary art in São Paulo).

2001 - "Emboscada para Marighella" (Ambush for Mariguella), Photographic production for the exhibition "Lembrar é Resistir" (To Remember is to Resist) at the Municipal Chamber of Setúbal – Portugal, in May of 2001. Organized by the course of museology and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Oliveira Bruno. The project involved the turning into a museum the building of the former DOPS-Departamento de Ordem Politica e Social (Department of Political and Social Order). This was also part of the pre-project for the permanent exhibition at Estação Pinacoteca (Museum of Contemporary art in São Paulo).