Ghassan Ghazal is a visual
artist, working across a variety of formats ranging from painting to sculpture
to installation, performance and conceptual art. He was born in Beirut, in
1961, and was exiled from the country through the turbulent years of the
Lebanese Civil War, leaving in 1979 for Canada and returning in 2006.
Particularly preoccupied with the transformation of symbols of violence and
coercion beyond representation, his multidisciplinary practice has taken the
form of diverse research projects conflating image, space and perception. He
has been showcased in different solo shows and group exhibitions, art fairs and
auctions. His work was shown at the Museum of Quebec in Canada in 1995 and his
most recent exhibition, “(IN)tolerance” was held at Galerie Janine Rubeiz in
Beirut, 2012. Ghassan Ghazal holds a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the
University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and he currently lives in Beirut, where
he works and teaches at the Lebanese American University.
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