Born in 1980, Charbel Samuel Aoun holds a master’s degree in architecture (2004).
During the following five years he worked as a conceptual designer in several architectural firms in Beirut and explored the fields of audiovisual and theatre. At the same time, he started creating a wild garden, combining hundreds of varieties of plants and trees.
In his work he combines his education as an architect and his passion for nature, experimenting with different materials and elements. He thereby creates a system that both examines and questions social and environmental realities.
The choise of the medium is part of an experience:
the viewer is invited to embark on a sensual journey, where the rational and the emotional are triggered through a multisensory contact with the material.
Several collectors and institutions such as the Royal Family of Emirates, Raymond Audi, Jean Marc Decrop, Abraham Karabajakian, and the Tate Modern museum collected the artist’s work.
2015 The Exodus of The Fragile -
2015 From The Dust -
2012 Lost Spring -
2011 Pulse -
2010 Flows -
2009 Beirut Mix -
2007 Out of Space -
2015 Arab Territories-
2015 Vertical Collisions-
2014 MAC International-
2014 In the flesh-
2014 Voice Of The Invisibles-
2014 Retour a la biennale-
2013 Beirut Artfair-
2013 jeux de la francophonie-
Special mention of the jury-
2013 Biennale of young Mediterranean artists-
2013 Residency in Caos museum followed by an exhibition-
2013 Tasmeem design fair-
2012 Set design of 10453-
2012 Beirut Artfair-
2012 Salon d’Automne – Beirut Exhibition Center-
2012 Pied D’oeuvres – Smogallery, Karantina-
2011 Art Expo Istanbul
2011 Art Dubai
2010 Lebanese Art Diaspora – Beirut Dome
2009 Salon d’Automne – Sursock Museum
2006 La Peinture des Architectes – Paul Guiragossian Museum
2004 Lebanese Young Talents organized by the European Union