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 Marwan Kheireddine Recap

Marwan Kheireddine is a Lebanese artist and architect born in 1970. He obtained his diploma in architecture from the American University of Beirut in 1994 and his postgraduate degree from the Graduate School of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College London. Marwan has an ongoing art practice that includes photography, sculpture and installation art, video art, and painting; he continues to investigate various ways to represent the modern Arab man through an expressionist lens. Marwan Kheireddine’s work explores themes related to identity politics, such as exile, displacement, wandering, and notions of homeland or belonging. It embraces subjects such as labor power in a globalized world economy or communication between cultures.

His Achievements

Marwan was the recipient of a number of awards in 2006 including: The Moroccan King Mohammed VI Prize for Arab Creativity and Innovation in the Fine Arts, The Beirut Art Center Award and The Bourse de la Fondation d’entreprise Ricard/Giard. Marwan Kheireddine has exhibited widely at venues such as Barbican Centre, London; Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne; Mori Museum, Tokyo; Al Riwaq Exhibition Centre, Doha; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Mudam Luxembourg or Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.

Born in 1970 in Beirut, Lebanon, Marwan Kheireddine has lived and worked in London since 1994.

He studied architecture at the American University of Beirut and then at the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, London (1994–1999). He is interested in painting, photography, video art, and sculpture. His work is part of collections such as the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha (Qatar), the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (France), and the Beirut Art Center (Lebanon). He is also represented by Gallery Baudoin Lebon in Brussels and Paris.

In 2005, he was awarded the Prix de la Photographie for his Les Migrants du Caire series. In 2007 and 2008, the Louise Blouin Foundation commissioned him to make a video that was shown at both the World Economic Forum in Davos and the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Read more here: