Charbel-joseph H. Boutros - Biography

Charbel-joseph H. Boutros

Born in Mount Lebanon in 1981. Lives and works between Beirut and Paris.

In his work invisibility is charged with intimate, geographical and historical layers, finding poetic lines that extend beyond the realm of existing speculations and realities. Being born in the middle of the Lebanese war, his art is not engaged in an explicit political and historical reflection, but is more accurately haunted by the said political and historical reflection.

H. Boutros was a researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2013 and was a resident at The Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France in 2015.

His work has been shown in international venues, such as The 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey / Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France / 3rd Bahia Biennial, Salvador, Brasil / Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon / MAM-BA Museum of Modern Art, Salvador, Brasil / 104, Paris, France / Morsbroich Museum, Leverkusen, Germany / LAM - Museum of modern and contemporary art Lilles, France / Frieze, London, UK / Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands / Centre For Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland / Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE / Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE/ Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Grey Noise, Dubai, UAE / LISTE 19, Basel, Switzerland / Jaqueline Martins Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brasil / FIAC, Paris, France / 1st Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan, China...

He was awarded the 1st prize of Boghossian Foundation, Brussels-Beirut in 2016.

His permanent installation ‘Sueur d’etoile’, that he realised with the French etoile dancer Marie-Agnes Gillot, inaugurated in June 2016 and remains on view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. Boutros’ works are in the collections of CNAP, Paris, France and Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.




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