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Charbel Samuel Aoun is an artist of Lebanese origin born in 1980 in Fanar/ Mount Lebanon, he lives and works currently between Beirut and Paris.  
An architect by training, he left architectural firms and planted a forest in search of natural experiences with the spatial ingredients. In his work the medium acts as a multisensory trigger, inviting to a dialogue between the rational and the emotional, what he calls traces of forgotten languages.
Between 2007 and 2017, his work underwent a significant change: his painting turned to plant materials seeking the space of a skin. This research resonated spatially with several installations exploring dialogues between the human, the medium, and social realities.
Between 2017 and 2020, he developed a design master's program, teaching the dynamics of the social space in critical areas of Beirut, and seeking the form of intervention as an organic entity in dialogue with different layers of a street life.
The last years his work turned to be site-specific,  a natural discussion with the social space.

Solo shows
        
2017   Paratopia   - Anima Gallery, Doha
           
2015   L’Exode du Fragile - Tanit Gallery, Beirut
           
2015   From the Dust - lab 44 Gallery, Paris
           
2012   Lost Spring   - Smo Gallery, Beirut
           
2011   Pulse - Art Space Gallery, Dubai
           
2010   Flows - Art Lounge, Beirut
           
2007   Out of Space - French   Cultural Center, Beirut




Group shows

2021   La Dispersion du milieu- Festival International des Arts, Bordeaux
           
2021   PRAXIS OF CHANGE - Firetti  Contemporary, Dubai
           
2021   Le Salut- Art, ecology  & the commons, Beirut
           
2021   A Breath into a Hole - Le Lieu, Québec /  -Festival Instants Vidéos, Marseille
           
2021   The Heap - ARTEEAST, Online  /  -Batman Art Laboratory, Istanbul
           
2019   Prague Quadrennial- team  Leader USEK University
           
2019   The Natural, The (Un)Cleansed &  The Foreign, Beirut
           
2017   Imago Mundi - Contemporary Art of Lebanon, Palermo
           
2016   Borders - Global  Grand Central, Résidence Suède
           
2016   La force de la Peinture - Galerie  du Comble, Virton
           
2015   Arab Terrirories - Capital of Arab Culture, Constantine
           
2015   Rebirth of a Nation - Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut
           
2014   Suvversione del  sensible - Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
           
2014   Mac International 2014- Belfast
           
2014   Unsaid Unheard  Untitled -Villa Paradiso-Beirut
           
2014   In the flesh - Das Weisse Haus,  Vienne
           
2014   Voice of the invisibles- Institut du Monde Arabe,  Paris
           
2014   Retour à la Biennale- Espace Culture, Marseille
           
2013   Jeux de la francophonie, representing Lebanon in painting, Nice
           
2013   Biennale of the young Mediterranean artists,  Ancône
           
2013   Residency at Caos Museum, Terni
           
2013   Tasmeem design  fair- Friendly Gas, Doha
           
2012   Salon d’Automne by Sursock Museum, Beirut  Exhibition Center, Beirut
           
2010   Tear down the wall- Art Space  Gallery, Dubai
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