Nadim Asfar

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Nadim Asfar (born in 1976 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese photographer and filmmaker. He studied cinematography at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts ALBA Beirut and then photography at the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière (Paris).

Work[edit]

Nadim Asfar positions himself as an investigator on the language of images. His photographs and films attempt to capture his relationship to the outside world.[1]

He presented his first solo exhibition “Juin” at Fadi Mogabgab Gallery (Beirut), in 2004.[2] In 2005, he was part of "Regards des photographes arabes contemporains", a collective exhibition of Arab photographers at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.[3] He showed a comprehensive selection of works in “Immaterial World”, organized in 2008 by Naila Kettaneh Kunigk and Sandra Dagher.[4] In 2009, his project Innenleben was selected in Exposure, the Beirut Art Center’s first annual presentation of emerging artists. The same work was published in the Issue 20 / Talent of Foam Magazine[5] and later on presented in Galerie Tanit's booth at Paris Photo.

His most popular series is the Constellations. Each piece is a grid composition of 35 pictures Nadim Asfar shot from the balcony of his apartment. Over the years, he catches city life in a way that could remind a security camera.[6]

Filmography[edit]

  • Yasmine Hamdan, Deny (2013)
  • Everyday Madonna (2009)
  • Empreinte (2007)
  • Trouble (2000)

Publication[edit]

  • Nadim Asfar. Constellations (Galerie Tanit, 2010)

Awards[edit]

  • Young Plastician Artist Award, Salon d’Automne, Paris, 2002
  • First Prize for Lebanese Short Film, European Film Festival, Beirut, 2001
  • Jury Prize, Docudays Festival, Beirut, 2001

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • Nadim Asfar, OU Marseille, 2011
  • Immaterial World, Naila Kettaneh Kunigk, Beirut, 2008
  • Juin, Fady Mogabgab Gallery, Beirut, 2003

Group Exhibitions[edit]

  • Naughty, Over the Counter, Beirut, 2009
  • Liquid Archives, Platform 3, Munich, 2009
  • Third Eye, Selma Feriani, London, 2009
  • Exposure, Beirut Art Center, 2009
  • Jordan Festival, Amman, 2008
  • Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominique Raizon (2011-05-05). "Nadim ASFAR un partenariat FID-OÙ". Marseille Expos. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Galerie Tanit. The Artists: Nadim Asfar". Galerie Tanit. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Regards des photographes arabes contemporains". Institut du Monde Arabe. 2005. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Exhibition Tour: Nadim Asfar 'Immaterial World'". Galerie Tanit. 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Jörg Colberg (2009). "Issue #20 / Talent / Nadim Asfar". Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Matthew Mosley (May 14, 2011). "A constellation of Beirut’s beauty". The Daily Star. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 

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