© Ziad Antar, 2010, Beirut Hamra
Ziad Antar

© Ziad Antar, 2010, Beirut Hamra

Ziad Antar

Born in 1978, in Saida (Lebanon)

Lives and works in Paris (France)

Ziad Antar trained in agricultural engineering before switching to photography.

Since the mid-2000s he has created a visual and subjective archive of the Arab world, from Lebanon to the United Arab Emirates. Using obsolete techniques such as Holga and Rolleiflex cameras, his photographic and video work takes the form of research into architecture and landscape that relates to these countries' difficult choices between past and present. Reflecting his interest in sound, his videos make an impact due to their short length and focus on a single action.

Selected Bibliography

Beausse, Pascal, « Ziad Antar - Derivable sculptures » alminerech.com, 15/11/2015, 2 p.

Antar, Ziad ; Zaatari, Akram ; François Cheval... [et al.]. Ziad Antar : expired : [exposition, Chalon-sur-Saône, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, 14.02-18.05.2014]. Paris : Beaux-arts de Paris éd. ; Chalon-sur-Saône : Musée Nicéphore Niépce, 2014. 

Azimi, Roxana, « Ziad Antar : La guerre en hors-champ », Le Quotidien de l'art, n° 531, 29/01/2014, 1 p.

Crenn, Julie, « Ziad Antar - Safe Sounds, La Criée, Rennes / 13 décembre 2013 - 16 février 2014 », artpress.com/2014/02/03/ziad-antar-safe-sounds-la-criee-rennes-13-decembre-2013-16-fevrier-2014/, [consulté le 7 avril 2015], 03/02/2014, 2 p.

Macel, Christine ; Touitou, Marc. Portrait of a territory = portrait d'un territoire : [exhibition, Emirats arabes Unis, Sharjah Art Museum, March 2012]. Arles : Actes Sud, 2012. 

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