Akram Zaatari

Akram Zaatari

filmmaker, photographer, artist and curator

MA, Media Studies

Akram Zaatari is a filmmaker, photographer, archival artist and curator. He co-founded the Arab Image Foundation with photographers Fouad Elkoury, and Samer Mohdad. Akram has been exploring issues pertinent to post-war Lebanon. He investigates the way television mediates territorial conflicts and wars, and is particularly interested in logic of religious and national resistance movements, and the circulation and production of images in the context of today’s geographic division in the Middle East. His work has been widely exhibited worldwide in biennales and venues such as the Centre Pompidou and is in the permanent collection of museums such as Tate Modern. and the Thyssen Bornemisza Contemporary. Akram  was selected to represent Lebanon at the 2013 Venice Biennale by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, curators for the Lebanese Pavilion.

 

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