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.
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
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