"In A Night in Beirut the artist follows a man in a white robe, ‘El Tabbal’, for the first time after years of hearing him but never seeing his face during her childhood spent in Beirut before moving to Paris. Fattouh explains the trigger for this video was to put a face on a voice that was once a terrifying and mystic sound that broke sharply during the nights of the holy month of Ramadan, creating numerous fantasy stories in the minds of young children."
1980 born in Beirut, Lebanon and lives between her hometown and Paris, France.
Sirine Fattouh is a Lebanese artist and researcher interested in histories from below. Her work, both as an artist and as a researcher consists of examining the consequences of violence and displacements on people’s identities.
Sirine holds a PhD in Visual Arts and Aesthetics from the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (UFR04) and a Master's degree from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts of Paris Clergy (ENSAPC). She taught Visual Arts at the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and is affiliated with the Research Center in Visual Arts (Institut ACTE UMR 8218). In 2011, she was assistant curator for Middle Eastern Art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
She has exhibited her work in group shows and solo exhibitions such as Centre Pompidou (Metz, France), MAXXI Museum (Rome, Italy), Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard (Paris, France), Kaaï Studio (Brussels, Belgium), Beirut Art Center (Beirut, Lebanon), Mucem (Marseille, France), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), The Empty Quarter Gallery (Dubaï, U.A.E.), La Villa Savoye of Le Corbusier (Poissy, France), l'Institut du monde arabe (Paris, France), l'Institut Français du Liban (Lebanon) and the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki, Greece).
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