Charbel-joseph H. Boutros - Biography
b. 1981, Mount Lebanon / Lives and works between Beirut, Paris and Amsterdam.
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 in the middle of the Lebanese war, 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, France and was a researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
His work has been shown internationally: Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy / The 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey / Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France / Centre Pompidou - Metz, France / S.M.A.K. Museum, Gent, Belgium / CCS Bard College, New York, USA / 3rd Bahia Biennial, Salvador, Brazil / 1st Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan, China / 104, Paris, France / MAM-BA Museum of Modern Art, Salvador, Brazil / CCA, Warsaw, Poland / More Konzeption Conception Now, Morsbroich Museum, Leverkusen, Germany / La ou Commence le jour, LAM - Museum of modern and contemporary art Lilles, France / Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE / Marres, Maastricht, The Netherlands / Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Frieze, London, UK / FIAC, Paris, France / LISTE 19, Basel, Switzerland / Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE / Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon / Musée d’Art de Nantes, France / La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art, France .
His permanent installation ‘Sueur d’etoile’, that he realised with the French etoile dancer Marie-Agnes Gillot, inaugurated in June 2016 and remains on view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. Boutros’ works are in the collections of S.M.A.K. Museum, Gent / CNAP, Paris, France / Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.