Tarek Mourad is a Brazilian-Lebanese artist whose practice revolves around the printed image, working primarily across analogue printmaking and analogue photography. He has been teaching at the Lebanese International University’s fine arts and design department since 2018, and. In 2015, he founded Beirut Printmaking Studio (BPS), a collaborative space and platform that supports practitioners by offering workshops and courses in analogue printmaking and photography.
In December 2021, we sat with Tarek to speak about the relationship between photography and printmaking; the resurgence of interest in analogue photography today; and the impact that the local context in Lebanon have had on his own practice.
The Arab Image Foundation and BPS are currently collaborating on a joint exhibition project, bringing together images from the AIF and intaglio prints produced by the Beirut Printmaking Studio’s community of practitioners. Titled In the Line of Relationships, the exhibition explores the relationship between the two mediums through a series of diptychs, creating a dialogue between the AIF’s photographs and the printmakers’ intaglio prints. This exhibition will first be presented at Fondation Taylor in France this spring, and will be shown in different venues across Lebanon in the second half of 2022.