Art Lecture by Bassam Geitani
March 15, 2016 12:30 PM
WKSC 201, Beirut campus
The Department of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies is hosting a lecture presented by Bassam Geitani.
Geitani was born in Lebanon in 1962 where he now lives and works, after living in Paris for fourteen years. He holds a master’s degree in art from the University of Paris I-Sorbonne and teaches Fine Arts at LAU. He has held various solo and group exhibitions in Washington, Beirut, Paris, and London, at Galerie Janine Rubeiz: “Psychologie de la matière” (1998), “Le depli” (2001), “Sueurs d’acier” (2007), “Le pendule” (2011), “shathaya” (2015). He participated in the exhibition “Pinceaux pour Plumes” (2006) for the benefit of the Lebanese Foundation of the National Library, and his work was acquired by the British Museum. His practice spans across painting, installation, film, and performance.
Geitani’s work has been showcased in different venues and fairs, such as Art Dubai, the Sursock Museum, “Artist’s View” in London, “Visages francophones” in Cahors, France, and “Rebirth” at the Beirut Exhibition Center. The artist’s work has been auctioned during the Christie’s Auction Sale in Dubai in 2006 and 2007 and acquired by private collections in Lebanon and France. It is also permanently exhibited at Galerie Janine Rubeiz.