Roy Samaha


Roy Samaha is a Lebanese artist born in 1978 in Beirut and lives there. Working with video and photography since 2002, he has exhibited in numerous film and contemporary art festivals. Between 1998 and 2008, he worked in Broadcasting TV industry as part of his field research on electronic media and altered states of perception.
He got his Masters degree in film studies at USEK, Lebanon. Currently, he is giving seminars on alternative video practices and film making in Beirut.

List of Works:

Residue 2014-2017

Revenant 2017

Landscape at Noon 2014-2016

A Book of 6 Directions 2015

Incarnation of a Bird from an Oil Painting 2013

A Secret of Secrets 2013

Transparent Evil 2012

Following, a Week in Cairo 2011

On an Empty Mind (Still Life/Moving Death) 2010

Missing Originals 2010

Please Rewind Me Later (Inheritance & Dispossession) 2007/2009

Video For the End of Time 2006

Pink White Green Black: Noise/Silence insinuated 2005

Untitled for Several Reasons 2003

Festivals & Exhibitions (Selection 2017-2003):

• From Sound to Silence, Galerie Tanit (Beirut)

• Too Early Too Late, Pinacoteca Nazionale (Bologna)

• Arab Avant-Garde: Reflections on Situated Time, microscope gallery (New York)

• Disobedience Archive, SALT (Istanbul)

• Lebanese Film Festival, Metropolis (Beirut)

• Rencontres Internationales, la Gaîté lyrique (Paris) HKW (Berlin) Spanish Cinematheque (Madrid)

• Unpainted, new media art fair, Post-Palace (Munich)

• Visual Arts Damascus, ZKM (Karlsruhe)

• Experiments in Arab Cinema: The Traveling Program, MOA (Vancouver)

• Disobedience Archive, Castello di Rivoli (Torino)

• Journey Through our Heritage, BEC (Beirut)

• Dream City, Marseille Provence (Marseille)

• Home Works 6, Ashkal Alwan (Beirut)

• Artissima 19, (Torino)

• Revolution Happened Because Everybody Refused to Go Home, Bureau Publik (Copenhagen)

• I Vespri, a Civic Forum in Five Acts, Laveronica Arte Contemporanea, (Sicily)

• Disobedience Archive, Bildmuseet (Umea)

• Image Counter Image, Haus der Kunst (Munich)

Artists of the Gallery

Youssef Abdelke

Adel Abidin

Shirin Abu Shaqra

Abed Al Kadiri

Mojé Assefjah

Martin Assig

Michael Biberstein

Sonja Braas

Ricardo Brey

Franck Christen

Roy Dib


Elger Esser

Simone Fattal

Chafa Ghaddar

Gilbert Hage

Herbert Hamak

Joumana Jamhouri

David Kramer

Urs Lüthi

Rania Matar

Randa Mirza

Kevork Mourad

Charlotte Mumm

Serge Najjar

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Giulio Rimondi

Walid Sadek

Charles Sandison

Nada Sehnaoui

Bongchull Shin

Catharina van Eetvelde

Stephen Waddell

Fadi Yazigi

Kimiko Yoshida

Ghassan Zard

Cynthia Zaven