Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros

°1981, Mount Lebanon (LBN) – works and lives between Beirut (LBN) and Paris (FR)

In his work invisibility is charged with intimate, geographical and historical layers, finding poetic lines that extend beyond the realm of existing speculations and realities. Being born amidst the Lebanese conflict, his art is not engaged in an explicit political and historical reflection but is more accurately haunted by the said political and historical reflection.

H. Boutros was a resident at The Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and was a researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. His first extensive institutional exhibition in Europe was recently shown at S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent.

His work has been shown internationally at: the Istanbul Biennial; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Punta della Dogana, Venice; Centre Pompidou, Metz; S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent; CCS Bard College, New York; the Bahia Biennial, Salvador; the Yinchuan Biennale; CCA Warsaw; Morsbroich Museum, Leverkusen; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; Beirut Art Center; La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art; Marres, Maastricht.



Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros

A permanent installation Sueur d’étoile, that he realized with the French étoile dancer Marie-Agnes Gillot, inaugurated in 2016 remains on view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. His works are in the collections of S.M.A.K., Ghent; CNAP, Paris; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.

Charbel-Joseph H.Boutros is represented by the following galleries;
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Grey Noise, Dubai

Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Sao Paulo / Brussels

You can also discover more of Charbel-Joseph H.Boutros’ work on his own website.



works by Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros

Charbel-joseph H. Boutros - All the artworks that I like, 2019

Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros

All the artworks that I like


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