Charbel-joseph H. Boutros
Mount Lebanon, 1981
Lives and works between Beirut and Paris
In his work invisibility is charged with intimate, geographical and historical layers; finding poetic lines that extend beyond the realm of existing speculations and realities.Being born in the middle of the Lebanese war, his art is not engaged in an explicit political and historical reflection, but is more accurately haunted by the said political and historical reflection.
His permanent installation ‘Sueur d’Etoile’, remains on view in the Palais de Tokyo. His works are in the collections of CNAP (Paris), Barjeel Art Foundation (Sharjah) and S.M.A.K Museum (Gent, Belgium).
H. Boutros was a resident at the Pavillon (Palais de Tokyo, Paris) and he was also a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Netherlands). His work has been shown internationally at institutions such as: The 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey / Palais de Tokyo, Paris / Centre Pompidou - Metz / Punta Della Dogana, Venise / S.M.A.K. Museum Gent / CCS Bard College, New York / 3rd Bahia Biennial, Brasil / 1st Yinchuan Biennial, China / MAM-BA Museum of Modern Art, Salvador, Brasil / CCA Warsaw, Poland / More Konzeption Conception Now, Morsbroich Museum, Germany / LAM, Museum of modern and contemporary art Lilles / Marres, the Netherlands / Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam / Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah / Beirut Art Center, Lebanon / Grey Noise Gallery, Dubai.