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Acrylic on canvas 140 x 140 cm 55 x 55 " 2011

Born in 1942, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon.

 

EN

Chaouki Chamoun graduated from the Fine Art Institute at the Lebanese University in 1972. First in his class, he was awarded a six-year fellowship to pursue his graduate studies in the United States and rejoin his faculty upon his return. In 1975, he got his Master in Fine Arts from Syracuse University (New York). From 1975 to 1979 he was a full time fellow at the New York University, attending a PhD program on Aesthetics and Studio Art. 

Chamoun has had over thirty One-Man Shows since 1975, exhibiting in New York, Beirut and other cities in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong and the Arab World. He is mainly represented by the Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery in Beirut. He also  participated in over 55 group Art Shows and biennales since 1968 including: Rochester Memorial museum (1974), Lowe Art Centre in Syracuse (1975), Soursouk Museum in Beirut (1984-2008), Europ’Art in Geneva (1999), Sotheby’s Exhibit and Auction in London (Oct. 2007), Christie’s Exhibit and Auction in Dubai (October 2007 and April 2008), Art-Paris in Abu Dhabi (2007-2008), Alexandria Biennale (2008), The Katzen Art Museum in Washington DC (2010) and Abu Dhabi Art fair, and the MENASA art fair in Beirut (2010-2012).

 

FR

Chaouki Chamoun reçu son enseignement des hautes études de l'Institut des Beaux-Arts de l'Université libanaise en 1972. Premier de sa classe, il bénéficia d'une bourse d'étude de six ans pour poursuivre ses études aux Etats-Unis puis rejoindre son université à son retour. En 1975, il valide son Master des beaux-Arts à l'Université de Syracuse, NY, puis suit le programme PhD à l'Université de New-York, se concentrant sur l'esthétique et les Beaux-Arts.

Depuis 1975, Chamoun a participé à plus d'une trentaine d'expositions solo à New York, Beirut, en Europe et dans le monde Arabe, représenté par la galerie Epreuve d'artiste. Par ailleurs, il participa à plus de cinquante expositions collectives depuis 1968 incluant le mémorial de Manchester (1974), Syracuse (1975), le musée de Sursock a Beyrouth (1984-2008), Europ'Art a Geneve (1999), les ventes aux enchères de Sotheby's à Londres ( 2007) et de Christie's à Dubai en 2007 et 2008, Art Paris et Art Abu Dhabi ( 2007-2008), la biennale d'Alexandrie (2008), le Musee de Washington (2010) ou encore MENASA Art Fair a Beirut ( 2010-2012).

 

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2015 

Artworks on Paper Cut to Order, Galerie Mark Hachem, Beirut, LEBANON

Peace in Waiting, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris, FRANCE

 

2014 

Peace in Waiting, Galerie Mark Hachem, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2013

Beirut Exhibition Center, Solidere , Beirut, LEBANON

The Art and Life of Chaouki Chamoun, London, UK

 

2011 

Emie Lahhoud Cltural Center, Dbaiyah, LEBANON

 

1999 

Installation Cana, Beirut Hall, Beirut, LEBANON

 

1996 

Hariri Foundation, Saida, LEBANON

 

1992 

Marriott Hotel, New York, USA

 

1976 

Anti War Manifestation, UN, Plaza, New York, USA

 

1975 

International Living Center, Syracuse, New York, USA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2016 

Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris, FRANCE

 

2015 

Arab Collective Art Exhibition, Galerie Mark Hachem, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2011 

Rebirth, Beirut Exhibition Centre, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2010 

Katzen Museum Washington, USA

Old Beirut City Center, LEBANON

Abu Dhabi Art , Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

2009 

Palace Beirut, LEBANON

 

2008 

Christie’s Exhibit and Auction, Dubai, UAE

Soursouk Museum, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2007  

50 Years of Lebanese Art Movement, Lebanese Artists Association, UNESCO

Sotheby’s, Exhibit and Auction, London, UK

Christies’s, Exhibit and Auction (Record Sale for a living Lebanese Artist), Dubai, UAE

 

2006 

Al-Khorafi Arabic Biennale (Prize winner), KUWAIT

Tripoli 1St Sculpture Symposium, Tripoli, LEBANON

 

2000 

National Council of Culture and Art, KUWAIT

Lebanese Art in the collection of Soursouk Museum and the Ministry of Culture, Sursok Museum, Beirut, LEBANON

 

1999  

Unesco Palace, Collectors Exhibit, Beirut, LEBANON

 

1998 

Lebanese Plastic Art, Cairo, EGYPT

Lebanese Painting, Dubai, UAE

 

1997 

Aspects of Lebanese Art, Museum of Modern Art, Cairo, EGYPT

 

1996 

Art Museum, SHARIGA

 

1974 

Rochester Museum, USA

 

International art fairs

 2015 

Art15 London, UK

Beirut Art Fair, LEBANON

 

2014 

Contemporary Istanbul, TURKEY

Scope Miami, USA

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, USA

 

2013 

New York Art Fair, USA

Hong Kong Art Fair, CHINA

 

2010 - 2012 

Menasa Art Fair, Beirut, LEBANON

 

2008 

Alexandria Biennale, EGYPT

Art Paris, FRANCE

 

1997 

International Art Exhibit, Vienna, AUSTRIA