Biography

On both formal and conceptual levels, artist and filmmaker Roy Dib challenges common notions of space and boundary, weaving together archival material, scripted text and hypothetical circumstances to chronicle the political narratives of our day.

Dib’s video installation A Spectacle of Privacy (2014) was included in the Images Festival, Toronto (2016); Queer Porto 1, International Queer Film Festival, Porto, Portugal (2015) and Forum Expanded, 65th Berlinale (2015). It debuted at Exposure 2015, Beirut Art Center (2015). His video installation Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (2012) was presented at Delfina Foundation, London (2014); Ecrans Med, Montreal (2014) and the 18th International Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo (2013). His first video, Under a Rainbow (2011), was shown internationally at Parallel Vienna (2013); Rotterdam International Film Festival (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012) and Video Works, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2011).

Dib’s latest short film Mondial 2010 (2014) won several awards, including the Teddy Award for Best Short Film, 64th Berlinale (2014); Best Short Film, Queer Lisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon (2014) and the Uppsala Grand Prix, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (2014). His video installation A Spectacle of Privacy won an award at the 20th International Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo (2015).

Dib received his master’s degree in Theater Studies and Performance Art from the Institute of Fine Art, Lebanese University, Beirut (2004). He later participated in the Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2011-2012).