Marwan Rechmaoui uses industrial materials such as concrete, rubber, tar and glass to create large scale tactile works. His works have primarily focused on local landmarks, such as A Monument for the Living, 2001, a replica of the Burj Al-Murr high-rise in downtown Beirut; never completed, the building served as a strategic military location during the Lebanese Civil War. A 2004 work, Beirut Caoutchouc, is composed of sixty pieces of rubber mats that fit together like a huge puzzle to make a complete map of Beirut.
Rechmaoui’s work has been shown in exhibitions in Lebanon and abroad, including the Musée Granet, Aixen-Provence, France (2013); Serpentine Gallery, London(2012); Saatchi Gallery, London (2009); Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (2009); Musée d’art Contemporain de Nîmes, France (2008); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2008); São Paulo Bienal, Brazil (2006) and the Sharjah Biennial(2005). In 1998, he had a solo show at Centre Culturel Français, Beirut.
This person is part of Sharjah Biennial 7 and 11
This catalogue accompanied Sharjah Biennial 11.