Roy Samaha

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Roy Samaha is a Lebanese artist born in 1978 in Beirut and lives there.

Works:
_ Incarnation of a Bird from an Oil Painting 2013
_ A Secret of Secrets 2013
_ Transparent Evil 2011
_ Following, a Week in Cairo 2011
_ On an Empty Mind (Still Life/Moving Death) 2010
_ Missing Originals (Inheritance & Dispossession) 2008/2010
_ Please Rewind Me Later 2007
_ Video For the End of Time 2006
_ Pink White Green Black: Noise/Silence insinuated 2005
_ Untitled for Several Reasons 2003

Festivals & Exhibitions (Selection):
2014-2011
• Disobedience Archive, SALT (Istanbul)
• Lebanese Film Festival, Metropolis (Beirut)
• Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté lyrique (Paris) HKW (Berlin)
• Unpainted, new media art fair, Post-Palace (Munich)
• Visual Arts Damascus, ZKM (Karlsruhe)
• Experiments in Arab Cinema: The Traveling Program, MOA (Vancouver)
• Disobedience Archive, Castello di Rivoli (Torino)
• Journey Through our Heritage, BEC (Beirut)
• Dream City, Marseille Provence (Marseille)
• Home Works 6, Ashkal Alwan (Beirut)
• Artissima 19, (Torino)
•Revolution Happened Because Everybody Refused to Go Home, Bureau Publik
(Copenhagen)
• I Vespri, a Civic Forum in Five Acts, Laveronica Arte Contemporanea, (Sicily)
• Disobedience Archive, Bildmuseet (Umea)
• Image Counter Image, Haus der Kunst (Munich)
• Affinités, Déchirures & Attractions, FRAC (Alsace) International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
• Breaking Points, Arab Film Festival (Aberdeen)
• Paris Photo Fair, (Paris)
• Roaming Images, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale (Thessaloniki)
• Rebirth, Beirut Exhibition Center (Beirut)
2010-2003
• All About Beirut, White Box (Munich)
• On An Empty Mind, [Solo Exhibition] Espace Kettaneh-Kunigk (Beirut)
• Liquid Cities, National Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow)
• Cruel Weather, Peacock Visual Arts (Aberdeen)
• Videos from Lebanon, Beaver Group (New York)
• Home Works 4, Forum on Cultural Practices (Beirut)
• Sydney Arab Film Festival (Sydney)
• Meeting Points 5 (organized by YATF) (Cairo/Amman/Berlin/Brussels)
• Les Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin/Madrid)
• “Most Probably I Will Be Performing This Dream Tonight” (Beirut)
• Consciousness in Coma, (Istanbul)
• 1st International Singapore Biennal (Singapore)
• Middle Eastern Experimental Film Festival: La Cinematheque, (Paris)
• Never The Right Time (Vancouver),
• Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine Saint-Gervais (Geneva)
• 27e Cinemed, Festival International Cinema Méditerranéen (Montpellier)
• Middle Eastern Art Practice Forum: Disorientation HKW (Berlin)
• 14th international Festival for Electronic Arts: Videobrazil SESC (SaoPaolo)
• Né. à Beyrouth, 2nd edition of the Lebanese Film Festival, (Beirut)
• Home Works 2, Forum on Cultural Practices (Beirut)

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