Lebanese artist Akram Zataari (b. 1966) has established a multidisciplinary practice that spans the fields ofimage-making, archiving, curation, and critical theory. His work centres on the documentation and study of the war in Lebanon and its aftermath, conferring special emphasis on the televised mediation of territorial conflicts and wars and the composition of religious and national resistance. Zataari is also a founding member of the Arab Image Foundation, an institution devoted to the collection, research, and diffusion of Arab photographic heritage.
Zaatri’s work has been featured at major international museums, including Sharjah Art Foundation,Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2019); Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden (2018); MACBA, Barcelona (2017); National Portrait Gallery, London (2017). In 2013, he represented Lebanon at the 55th VeniceBiennale. His work is included in the collections of the Tate Modern, London; the MCA Chicago; theMoMA, New York; and the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris.
Damaged Negatives: Scratched Portrait of Mrs. Baqari, 2016
180 x 120 cm, inkjet print
Made from 35mm scratched negative from the Hashem el Madani archive
On display in the Library, first floor.