Chafa Ghaddar

Artist Biography

Chafa Ghaddar (1986) was born in Lebanon and currently lives in Dubai. She graduated from ALBA, Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, where she earned her Bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 2007 and her Master’s degree in Visual Arts in 2009. In 2012, she attended an intensive course in fresco and traditional painting techniques in Florence, Italy. While developing a career in wall painting and surface finishing, she explores the use of fresco in contemporary practices as well as other processes, and works equally with murals, painting, drawing, photography and mixed media. She was awarded the Boghossian Art Prize for painting in 2014, and was artist in residence at the Villa Empain in Brussels in October and November 2015.

She executes murals in the professional and the contemporary art field and has participated in several collective exhibitions and projects such as “Exposure 2012” at Beirut Art Center, “On Fleeting Grounds “ and “Nostalgic Imagery” at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, “Journeys through our Heritage” at Beirut Exhibition Center, “Works on Paper” and “Feminites Plurielles” at Galerie Tanit, “Strata” in collaboration with a hypothetical office at Dubai Design Days, 2017, and “The space of the avocado tree” at Art Dubai Fair 2018 and Made in Tashkeel 2018.

Ghaddar had her debuting Solo show “The Visit” at Galerie Tanit, Beirut in November 2018 and is currently developing her first permanent and public art commission curated by Amanda Abi Khalil as part of Art Dubai A.I.R. Program 2017 and in collaboration with Tashkeel and Dubai Cultural authority.

She has been selected by Tashkeel Studio as part of their Critical Practice Program CPP 2018/2019 and exhibited with them “Recesses”, her first solo show in the UAE. In June 2021, she executed “The Fifth Month,” her first public fresco mural to Galerie Tanit and the neighborhood of Mar Mikhael. In July 2021, she had her latest solo show with Galerie Tanit, hors-les-murs titled “Cacti in a daydream”.

Chafa Ghaddar is represented by Galerie Tanit Beirut/Munich.

Exhibitions
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15 Years, Crossed Perspectives
Collective Exhibition

From November 4, 2022 to January 2, 2023

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ART DUBAI 2018

From March 21, 2018 to March 24, 2018

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MENART FAIR 2022

From May 18, 2022 to May 22, 2022 

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BEIRUT ART FAIR 2018

From September 20, 2018 to September 23, 2018

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BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019

From September 18, 2019 to September 22, 2019

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MENART FAIR 2021

From May 27, 2021 to May 30, 2021

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I Am One Acquainted With The Night
Collective Exhibition

From June 5, 2021 to September 25, 2021

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Togetherness
Collective Exhibition

From June 19, 2021 to August 7, 2021

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L’Espace de la Feuille
Collective Exhibition

From November 25, 2015 to January 29, 2016

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The Visit
Chafa Ghaddar

From November 20, 2018 to January 12, 2019

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Féminités Plurielles
Collective Exhibition

From February 8, 2018 to April 5, 2018

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Cacti in a Daydream
Chafa Ghaddar

From July 1, 2021 to October 16, 2021

Selected Works
Chafa Ghaddar
Etude de Ruptures
Fresco on Wood
2013
120 cm x 90 cm
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Chafa Ghaddar News
"Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the 2022 edition of the Biennale de Lyon, includes works by Simone Fattal, Chafa Ghaddar and Taryn Simon.    "
Manifesto of Fragility, the 16th Biennale de Lyon
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Chafa Ghaddar | Summer Showcase Made in Tashkeel Studio and Gallery
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"Opening on Tuesday, May 8th. The exhibition features a wide range of work by more than 25 UAE-based artists from 16 countries More info"
"For its sixth edition, Art Dubai’s A.i.R (Artists in Residence) programme pioneers in punctuating the city with public art in the name of making a lasting imprint on Dubai. Held in partnership with Tashkeel and the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, A.i.R features commissions by Zeinab Alhashemi (UAE), Shaikha Al Mazrou (UAE), and Chafa Ghaddar (Lebanon) and is curated by Beirut-based Amanda Abi Khalil."
Q&A with A.I.R Dubai 2017 Artist, Chafa Ghaddar
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