Installation View. Mark Hachem - Beirut.

GALLERY STATEMENT

Mark Hachem opened his first gallery in 1996 in Paris. In 2007 he opened a gallery in New York and three years later in Beirut. He concentrates on the modernists of the Middle East, such as Helen Khal, Leila Nseir and Hussein Madi, and he represents the estates of Hamed Abdalla and Alfred Basbous. Hachem has always been a collector of Kinetic art and hence focused on Jesus Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Dario Perez-Flores and Victor Vasarely. He supports the careers of contemporary artists whose unique and significant work deserves to be exposed and measured next to the greatest of their generation, including the likes of Chaouki Chamoun, Nasreddine Bennacer, Charbel Samuel Aoun, Leila Shawa, Nadim Kufi, Mahmoud Hamadani, Stephen Peirce, Mathias Schmied, Ghazi Baker, Marwan Chamaa, Ahmad Moualla, Bassam Kyrillos and Wolfgang Stiller. An ardent defender of modern and contemporary art, Hachem is also an adviser and curator to private collectors and public institutions, such as the actual exhibition in the museum Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. “I am still collecting modernists from around the world as I recently bought multi-viscosity etchings of the Indian printmaker Krishna Reddy, a sculpture by Philippe Hiquily, a sculpture by Marino Di Teana and many works by Hamed Abadalla. These are part of my private collection. I keep a similar portfolio at my gallery of artists I represent. Latin American modernism and its intersection with the Middle East, such as Egypt, Syria and Lebanon’s intersection with Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, are arenas of the future.” The vision of the gallery is to present curated exhibitions and representations in art fairs that reverse the under-representation of artists from beyond the Occident and its perspective by linking the programmes of the Paris space with Beirut. The gallery is also covering the new art wave with African artists such as Victor Ekpuk and Victor Ehikhamenor.

ARTISTS

Modern

Alfred Basbous
Arman
Carlos Cruz Diez
Cesar Andrade
Dario Perez-Flores
Hamed Abdalla
Helen Khal
Hussein Madi
Jesus-Rafael Soto
Leila Nseir
Marino Di Teana
Philippe Hiquily
Victor Vasarely

Contemporary

Nasreddine Bennacer
Anibal Vallejo
Chaouki Chamoun
Charbel Samuel Aoun
Emile Morel
Fury
Ganzeer
Ghazi Baker
Golnar Adili
LAila Shawa
MAhmoud Hamadani
Mariana Villafane
Mathias Schmied
Mauro Corda
Michelandelo Bastiani
Nasser Soumi
Nadim Kufi
Polles
Raffi Yedalian
Ricardo Mbarkho
Saddam Jumaily
Sara Shamma
Stephen Peirce
Wolfgang Stiller
Yves Hayat

PREMISES

Mark Hachem Gallery

Capital Gardens
Salloum Street
Mina El Hosn
Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: + 961 1 999 313
Fax: + 961 70 94 90 29
email: [email protected]

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am – 7:30pm

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