akram zaatari - against photography
This monographic exhibition of Lebanese artistAkram Zaatari (b. 1966) has been co-organized by MMCA and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), with the K21 Art Collection in Dusseldorf and the Sharjah Art Foundation as partner organizations.Akram Zaatari is the co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation(AIF). Since its establishment in 1997, Zaatari has expanded his artistic endeavor through AIF.
Having studied Architecture at the American University in Beirut and Media at New School University in Newyork, Zaatari deals with the issues of war and conflict existing in Lebanon and in the modern/contemporary Arab society. In this exhibition, the ideas are unfolded through 32 artworks that include photography, video, and installation. Zaatari also touches on political issues by revealing the power and partiality of the media through the use of the body and social relations in everyday life.
Born in Saida, Lebanon in 1966, Akram Zaatari currently lives and works in Beirut. Zaatari was selected to represent Lebanon at the 55th Venice Biennale(2013). His works are part of the collection of MoMA, Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, TBA21, and MACBA. Zaatari' s works have also been featured in ,DOCUMENTA 13(2012) and Istanbul Biennia 1(2011).