Biography - Charbel Samuel Aoun

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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.


Solo Exhibitions
2015 The Exodus of The Fragile -Tanit Gallery-Beirut
         2015 From The Dust -Lab 44-Paris
         2012 Lost Spring -Smo Gallery-Beirut
         2011 Pulse - Art Space Gallery-Dubai
         2010 Flows -Art Lounge-Beirut
         2009 Beirut Mix -Zico House-Beirut
         2007 Out of Space -French Cultural Center-Beirut

Collective Exhibitions
         2015 Arab Territories-Constantine, Capital of Arab Culture
         2015 Vertical Collisions-Station-Beirut
         2014 MAC International-Belfast
         2014 In the flesh-Das Weisse Haus-Vienna
         2014 Voice Of The Invisibles-Arab Modern Institute-Paris
         2014 Retour a la biennale-Espace Culture-Marseille
         2013 Beirut Artfair- Garbagescape -Biel-Beirut
         2013 jeux de la francophonie-representing Lebanon in painting-
                  Special mention of the jury-Nice
         2013 Biennale of young Mediterranean artists- Ancone-Italy.
         2013 Residency in Caos museum followed by an exhibition-Terni-Italy
         2013 twelve-Mark Hachem artgallery-Beirut
         2013 Tasmeem design fair-Friendly Gas- Doha
         2012 Set design of 10453-a story about life in 1km2 of trash
         2012 Beirut Artfair- Biel, Beirut
         2012 Salon d’Automne – Beirut Exhibition Center- by Sursock Museum
         2012 Pied D’oeuvres – Smogallery, Karantina-Beirut
         2011 Art Expo Istanbul
         2011 Art Dubai
         2010 Lebanese Art Diaspora – Beirut Dome
         2010 Tear down the Walls – Art Space Gallery-Dubai
         2009 Salon d’Automne – Sursock Museum
         2006 La Peinture des Architectes – Paul Guiragossian Museum
         2004 Lebanese Young Talents organized by the European Union

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