Ayman Baalbaki, The Middle East, 2014. Mixed media on canvas, 207.5 x 407.5 x 5.5 cm. Dimension (Right) 200 x 150 cm. Dimension (Left ) 200 x 250 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation.

Ayman Baalbaki
Lebanese, b.1975

Education

2002 – 2003
D.E.A. in “Art of Images and Contemporary art” at Paris VIII, France.
2001 – 2003
Diploma of superior studies in Art-Space at the ENSAD, Paris, France.
1994 – 1998
Diploma of superior studies in Painting and Sculpting at the Institute of Fine Art, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Ayman Baalbaki Al Mulatham, 2019. Bronze, 57 x 50 x 28 cm. Edition of 3 + 2 artist proof
Ayman Baalbaki Al Mulatham, 2019. Bronze, 57 x 50 x 28 cm. Edition of 3 + 2 artist proof

Selected Solo Shows

2016
Blowback, Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2014
Recent Works, Rose Issa Projects Space, London, UK
2013
Hanoi / Hong Kong, Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy
2011
Beirut again and again, Rose Issa Projects, London,UK
2010
Ciel chargé de fleurs, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy. (solo)
2009
Ceci n’est pas la Suisse, Rose Issa Projects, London, UK
2008
Apocalyptic Transfiguration, Agial Art Gallery, Lebanon.
2007
T-Marbouta, Beirut, Lebanon
2006
Ici est ailleurs,Agial Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2002
Présence Absence, Maison du Liban, France

Destination X, installation shot at “Arabicity” curated by Rose Issa at Beirut Exhibition Centre, 2010.
Destination X, installation shot at “Arabicity” curated by Rose Issa at Beirut Exhibition Centre, 2010.

Selected Group Shows

2021- 2022
How Will it End? Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, designed in co-production with the Pompidou Centre, Brussels, Belgium
2021 – 2022
Lumières du Liban, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
2021
Beirut Kaputt!, curated by Stephane Sisco, Beirut, Lebanon
2019
13th. Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt Arabicity/Orouba, MEI Art Gallery, Washington DC, USA
Glasstress 2019, Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass, Murano, Italy
45th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Bahrain
A la plume, au pinceau, au crayon:dessins du monde arabe, Institut du
Monde Arabe, Paris, France
2018
Le Monde arabe vu par ses artistes,
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Scripted reality,Lawrie Shabibi, London, UK
Group exhibition, Beit Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Hommage à Marwan, Galerie Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Drucksache, Galerie Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Face Value: Portraiture (A Gallerist’s Personal Collection), Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2017
Ourouba: The Eye of Lebanon, BAF,
curated by Rose Issa, Beirut, Lebanon
2014
Thin Skin: six artists from Beirut, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
2013
Glasstress: White Light / White Heat, 55th
Venice biennale, Palazzo Franchetti, Italy
Safar/Voyage: Contemporary works
by Arab, Iranian and Turkish artists, MOA, Museum of Anthropology,
Vancouver, Canada
25 ans de créativité Arabe, Institut
du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
25 years of Arab Creativity, Abu Dhabi Festival, UAE
2012
Art is the answer!,Villa Empain
(Boghossian Foundation), Brussels, Belgium
Traits d’Union – Paris et l’art
contemporain arabe, The Venue, Beirut, Lebanon
Traits d’Union – Paris et l’art contemporain arabe, Musée National de Sanaa, Yémen
Re-Orientation II, Rose Issa Projects, London, UK
2011
“The Future of a Promise”,54th Venice
biennale, Italy
Contemporary Lebanese Art Exhibition, Royal College Of Art, London, UK
Traits d’Union – Paris et l’art contemporain arabe, Villa Emerige, Paris, France
The Future of a Promise, 54th Venice biennale, Italy
Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art, Christie’s, Dubai, UAE
2010
Beirut City Centre, Beirut, Lebanon
Nujoom: Constellations of Arab Art from The Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE
Convergence: New Art From Lebanon, Washington, USA
Connecting Heavens, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Arabicity: Such A Near East, Liverpool, UK
Arabicity, Beirut exhibition centre, Beirut, Lebanon
Kasa 10.yil, Sabanci University’s “Kasa Art Gallery”, Istanbul, Turkey
2009
In the Middle of the Middle,Sfeir- Semler, Beirut, Lebanon
Rafia Gallery, Damascus, Syria
2008
Bos laf, Sabanci University’s “Kasa Art Gallery”, Istanbul, Turkey
2007
Shatana workshop, Shatana, Jordan
2006
Homage to Léopold-Sédar Senghor, Beirut, Lebanon
Arte classica, 3era. Feria de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005
National Museum of Niger, Niamey, Niger
XXIII biennial of Alexandria of the
countries of the Mediterranean,
Egypt
Studio 4-11, Belfast, UK
2004
EL BAB, Shams – Theatre of Beirut, Lebanon
2003
Cm³,CIUP, France
Cerfs-volants d’artistes, Maison du Liban, CIUP, France
2002
Imagining the Book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Manufacture des Oeillets(ENSAD), Paris, France
Mulhouse 002, Academy of art in France, Mulhouse, France
2001
Zara Gallery, Amman, Jordan
Darat Al Funun, Amman, Jordan
2000
CIUP, France
Association of the Lebanese Artists, Beirut, Lebanon
1998
Cultural centre of Southern Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon
JABAL 98, Tripoli, Lebanon
1997
Lebanese cultural Movement, Tyr,
Lebanon
1996
Empreintes, Maraya Gallery, Beirut,
Lebanon.

Ayman Baalbaki, Al Mulatham, 2013. Acrylic on canvas and printed fabric, 250 x 200 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation
Ayman Baalbaki, Al Mulatham, 2013. Acrylic on canvas and
printed fabric, 250 x 200 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation

Publications

2016
Blowback, Saleh Barakat Gallery
2011
Beirut and Again and Again, edited
by Rose Issa, Beyond Art Productions
2009
Can one many save the (art world),
Georges Rabbath and Nayla
Tamraz, Alarm Editions
2008
Ayman Baalbaki, Transfiguration
Apocalyptique, Agial Art Gallery
Collections

Ayman Baalbaki, Babylon Tower, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 250 x 200 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation.
Ayman Baalbaki, Babylon Tower, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 250 x 200 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation.

Collections

Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art
Foundation, Lebanon
KA Collection, Beirut, Lebanon
British Museum, UK
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris,
France
Tate Modern, London, UK
Elie Khouri Art Foundation, EKAF
Mathaf Museum, Qatar
Fondation Carmignac, France
Farjam Foundation, Dubai, UAE


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